The Brazilian

Available: November 1, 2017

Thank you to NetGalley.com for the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

With most of the colorful characters from “The Square” on vacation in Ibiza, Rosie Millard writes a fun little tale about a reality show in an amazing destination. While the show seems really far-fetched (they promote the winner prior to the show being on TV?) the adventures of Jane, Alan, others take center stage for an amusing story.

What I loved: Jane – she is such a contender for “Mother of The Year” and not in a good way. I feel better about my own parenting skills whenever she’s around. While I think her heart’s in the right place (?) she fails more than she succeeds and I enjoy laughing at her attempts. And laughing at her in general, but that’s just me.

What I didn’t love: I would have liked to see more of the reality show contestants actually doing “reality” things instead of all of the in-fighting. More Gilda would have also been a plus – she’s like an senior-citizen Helena Bohnam Carter in my mind and just adds to every scene she is in.

What I learned: You can’t get away from your neighbors, even while on vacation.

Overall Grade: B-

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