Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content
Oscars 2017
Everything you need to knowDon't Miss It

Article

Roommates Wanted

Posted on

Roommates Wanted

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
71058
publisher:
HarperCollins
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a C+

In Roommates Wanted, a predictable and occasionally charming novel, Leah, a London shopgirl in a dysfunctional relationship, meets a neighbor named Toby, a poet who can?t say no to the needy, messed-up tenants living in the Victorian house he inherited from his deadbeat dad. In addition to Leah and Toby, each tenant gets his or her own backstory, making for a dizzying read with minimal payoff. With lines like ”[She] hoped that maybe today her destiny would come find her” and ”My life was as grey as it gets…and then, well, you came along. And made everything Technicolor,” extra characters are the least of Lisa Jewell?s problems. C+

Comments