What She Saw... (2020)

What She Saw... Lucinda Rosenfeld What She Saw This rogues gallery of the guys in one girl s life adds up to a completely original funny and occasionally heartbreaking novel about the challenges of growing up female in America
  • Title: What She Saw...
  • Author: Lucinda Rosenfeld
  • ISBN: 9780375503757
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Hardcover
What She Saw... Lucinda Rosenfeld This rogues gallery of the guys in one girl s life adds up to a completely original, funny, and occasionally heartbreaking novel about the challenges of growing up female in America.
What She Saw... Lucinda Rosenfeld

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  1. Snafujello

    I couldn t put this book down, but i tend to have a morbid sense of humor The main character is deeply depressed At the same time I had a very sick fascination with learning about her If you are looking for a cute pick me up romantic story this is not it I think the main problem for most people is that Phoebe is extremely unsympathetic, but what I appreciated is that the author never pretends otherwise The character thinks too much, smokes too much, sleeps around too much, doesn t eat enough an [...]

  2. Naomi

    I ve never been so excited and pleased to finish a book This was absolutely the worst thing I ve read in months and I would not recommend this book to a friend, enemy or neutral acquaintance Had I not spent the week reading this book, and had I not had a reading goal for the year, I would have abandoned this book after Phoebe Fine s elementary years Never in my life have I read a fictional character with so little to sympathize with Rosenfeld appears to take every negative and depressing human c [...]

  3. Anna

    A completely unlikable main character made this book torture to get through She goes through each guy she has ever dated, like or looked at chapter by chapter I found myself rooting for her to stay alone and miserable.

  4. Katie Fitzgerald

    I m not sure why I finished this book, when I knew 50 pages in that I wasn t really interested in it But finish I did, and I have to say, I was left entirely dissatisfied I don t know if it was the third person point of view that disconnected me from the novel s protagonist, Phoebe Fine, or if it was the repetition of chapter after chapter depicting boring boyfriend after boring boyfriend, but I really felt that this was nothing than a book of lists about a pretty annoying and unsympathetic cha [...]

  5. LillaLovesBooks

    This book is like nothing I ve ever read before I was wary to reads this because of the low ratings on , but I m glad I did Phoebe Fine can be an infuriating character Some decisions she makes can make you laugh or shake your head as well as your fist I understand how she could be unlikable, but I felt that was what made her human Phoebe was a myriad of contradictions, but aren t we all Her romantic endeavors made for an entertaining read, I m so happy I gave this a chance In a lot of ways I fee [...]

  6. Jessi

    I m not sure which book or blog recommended this book I think it might have been Nancy Pearl s Book Lust but it was okay Most reviews either loved or hated this book but I m ambivalent Phoebe Fine is a girl growing up in New Jersey at the beginning of this book She is not the best looking girl, at least in her own estimation, but she yearns for a boyfriend The rest of the book is an exploration of the rest of Lucy s life, told through the men she hooks up with This includes high school, college [...]

  7. Joe

    Soon after I read this book, I tossed it out along with my retro polyester pants and orange creepers The concept of the novel is a clever one and it starts out as being cute and funny Even as a gay male, I could identify with Phoebe and a lot of her unwise choices in men.Then somewhere along the line, the book loses what little bit of charm it has and suddenly you re finding yourself not liking Phoebe that much As each man revolves his way through her life, you begin to dislike her and her choic [...]

  8. Christine

    Thrift store find I don t think I ll finish it The beginning was funny and bright, but now we are in poor Phoebe Fine s long terrible teens early twenties I didn t really need a reminder of how horrible those years were, but also, there s nothing much to LIKE about Phoebe She s depressed and has food anorexia issues, but where s the SPARK of her personality It s not there And though I liked, in the beginning, the premise of telling someone s life story through the maze of their sexual relationsh [...]

  9. Josh

    This book chronicles the love life of a chick from middle school to early twenties Each chapter is entitled in Guy X So the title of each chapter is, What she saw in Guy X The premise is clever, and it works The character is all too believable, exhibiting a lack of self esteem and poor choices all throughout her love career I did not like the protagonist and found her shallow and uninteresting The fact that the book ends with the protagonists early 20s is also a let down Basically, the protagoni [...]

  10. Jessa

    I read this book because it was on the must read books in your 20s list and I absolutely agree This book is one of those that makes you sooo uncomfortable because you realize how vain and awful we are as human beings Someone recently told me the pursuit of happiness is a Western cultural construct and after reading this novel, I completely agree.The story follows Phoebe Fine and her romances from Middle School through her 20s Each one is a battle to find someone who worships her and who simultan [...]

  11. Gabriela

    This book was an overdose of less than desirable modern life I identified than I cared to Because it was good I felt nauseous reading it The ending was what I predicted it wasn t an answer to anything but it was the only plausible answer to her life.

  12. Nickoleta

    It s been years since I first read thisI remember the first chapter about the German pen pal was hysterically funny, but I lost interest after that Yet I kept reading, hoping it would get betterd I don t think it did.

  13. Kimberly

    Easy read I liked how raw it was A little raunchy But somehow relatable in ways A good guilty pleasure read.

  14. christa

    best chicklit ever phoebe fine goes through her history of men one man per chapter my favorite is pablo miles and how the sexualize the topography of the apartment i steal that line a lot.

  15. Elle

    This was a novel that was easy to read, well written, and has left me thinking less about the character Phoebe and about my own late adolescent self The story, told by Phoebe, is structured around the men that romantically or should I say sexually color her life It is, if not unnervingly similar to the questions and experiences I imagine most young adult women go through to some degree, illuminating to read as an older 20 something who is married with a daughter of her own.The novel moved at a [...]

  16. Tina Madan

    The book was an easy read, but was recommended to read in my 20s It was awful at describing romance and dating at this age But It was wonderful at describing what it should be, which is not what the main character is going through She is unlike able after high school and eventually the narration tells the reader that she is aware of how she s being detrimental to herself And she puts herself into a low, no self respect position that makes me feel so much better about my own self I would have rat [...]

  17. Johanna Descoins

    Up until page 260 out of 284 I was so incredibly tempted to throw this book in the recycling As other reviewers have mentioned, the main character is so unsympathetic and such a gross caricature of a human being that she s literally painful to read about, and impossible to care about I have never met a person or a fictional character with so few redeeming qualities or really, no redeeming qualities Reading this book felt like being forced to hang out with a truly, truly awful person And then I f [...]

  18. Sara

    What She Saw was refreshingly different from the other novels I ve been reading lately The Emperor s Children, the Divergent trilogy, etc so I definitely can t say I didn t enjoy it I m assuming the theme of this novel is simply that you can pick yourself up and move on after any terrible relationship, as our protagonist Phoebe certainly does time and time again Still, I was left wanting I wanted the author to answer my question of How am I different after reading this What can I take away from [...]

  19. Min Wan

    What She Saw takes the reader through the odyssey that is Phoebe s love life It is interesting to watch Phoebe grow up before our eyes, beginning with a sweet, curious kid to a messed up adult still in search of love and fulfillment autocom cdp pro The men that come into Phoebe s life sometimes stay, most often go, but always leave behind a piece of themselves that Phoebe carries with her It is also interesting to see how each relationship develops and how, ultimately, they crumble By the book s [...]

  20. James Wagner

    Well, let it pass, he thought April is over, April is over.There are all kinds of love in the world,but never the same love twice F Scott Fitzgerald, The Sensible Thing, 1924, from the preface of What She Saw A Novel Moreover, there were times when she thought she loved Kevin, too Though what she probably loved even than Kevin was the idea of someone being in love with her It seemed like a radical notion It seemed like the real thing Lucinda Rosenfeld, What She Saw A Novel But she was feeling p [...]

  21. Elysabeth

    I liked this book a lot despite some of the bad reviews I ve seen This book tracks the life of Phoebe Fine as she moves from dysfunctional relationship to dysfunctional relationship Yes, Phoebe has her problems, and has her destructive tendencies, but I truly was cheering for her the entire time I think, as a woman in my late 20s and happily married, I should add , I could identify with some of her relationship hangups, even if only sometimes through my own fantasies I wanted her to find what sh [...]

  22. Michelle

    I was absolutely thrilled with the format and raw honesty of this book Did I love the main character As all the other reviewers have pointed out, no, I did not love the main character Phoebe is a depressed narcissistic anorexic and is actually quite boring But the point of the book for me was that it doesn t matter what Phoebe was actually like, being young means learning about yourself through experience and often through the eyes of those people who you wish would love you, or that you loved t [...]

  23. Rachel

    This was a quick fun read While my list of boyfriends is smaller than Phoebe s, many of her relationships had familiar quirks and emotions The novel s relatability is that a word is its strength, and the humor helps too As I read, I also noticed that the numbered characters on the front really did match up with their chapters, looks wise, so that was fun It did take some time to warm up to Phoebe herself a first person point of view might have won me over quicker, though in the end she just migh [...]

  24. Ange

    Each chapter of this book is about a different romantic interest in Phoebe s love life She s the progeny of a music geek family and her older sister is leaving big footprints for Phoebe to follow in This is a coming of age story and one that I could certainly identify with, at least from the viewpoint toward the string of unsuited suitors As the reader and one who recalls with vivid memories the various loves of her life in chapters, I could easily ride the emotional rollercoaster the protagonis [...]

  25. Amanda

    I found this book on a list of books you must read in your 20 s and after reading it, I understand why It is sort of a coming of age novel about a girl told through her relationships from the time she was young to her mid 20s Some people believe their life is defined by their relationships and the main character seems to think that as well I liked the format of the book but I just couldn t get into it as much as I wanted to The character was very much believable but I found myself bored during s [...]

  26. Nicky Enriquez

    At this particular moment, I feel as though this was the perfect book for me to read It s interesting to experience the transgression of Phoebe s relationships with time Rosenfield also describes the relationships Phoebe has with her best friend at the moment during her escapades with these gentlemen, and that was an intriguing aspect to examine in parallel with her romantic relationships I think I learned some things about myself in the process Definitely worth the read just wish I could see o [...]

  27. Elisabeth

    This was a really good coming of age but never really getting there kind of book I identified with Phoebe and then she went batshit on me But the character descriptions made me laugh and I didn t want to stop reading about this girl even though I stopped understanding her compulsion to make a mess of her life I actually liked that all of Phoebe s worst characteristics were shown because I know there have been times where I thought all I had were my worst features I relate to painting the worst p [...]

  28. Brooke Bunce

    This book was endlessly frustrating, with a vacuous central character who continued to make the same mistakes over and over again I guess that was the point, and at times I hated myself for actually identifying and relating to Phoebe, but it still left me with a meh sort of feeling What did the character learn How did she grow Who WAS she, really One of the cover quotes compared this book to Erica Jong s Fear Of Flying, but I think this one lacked the extreme perceptional depth of Flying.

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