Careering by Daisy Buchanan

This was not my kind of book. The cover page led me a little astray, and I thought I’d be getting something different.
The story is quite good in its way, but the style and the end result are not something I usually enjoy. The blurb does not talk about the kind of writing that our lead protagonist does and that her voice is of discovering her sex life and related adventures.
Harri has almost the same page time, but her voice does not come over as strong as that of Imogen. Harri’s family life and her realizations were touching to read and felt real. She is older and reaching a fork in the road. Imogen was realistic too, but she was too unfocused to be appreciated in this format.
Harri is the boss who runs a tight ship. She thinks she is all set to get the big promotion when they tell her to take a new direction. It seems like sabotage from the very beginning, which is why mentioning it here does not seem to be much of a spoiler.
Imogen had a horrid family life, and she is drifting apart from her only good friend. Her emotional situation is pretty stark, and it comes through quite vividly.
This is one of those books where I would say the writing was good and served its purpose, but I am not its intended audience.
I received an ARC thanks to NetGalley and the publishers, but the review is entirely based on my own reading experience.

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