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Brooklyn Girls ➦ [Ebook] ➡ Brooklyn Girls By Gemma Burgess ➱ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Fantastically funny fresh and utterly relatable Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess is the first novel in her brand new series about five twenty something friends—Pia Angie Julia Coco and Madeleine—sh Fantastically funny fresh and utterly relatable Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess is the first novel in her brand new series about five twenty something friends—Pia Angie Julia Coco and Madeleine—sharing a brownstone in hip downtown Brooklyn and discovering the ups and downs and ins and outs of their “semi adult” lives The first story belongs to sophisticated spoiled and stylish Pia who finds herself completely unemployed unemployable and broke So what is a recent grad with an art history degree and an unfortunate history of Facebook topless photos to do Start a food truck business of course Pia takes on the surprisingly cutthroat Brooklyn world of hybrid lettuce growers artisanal yogurt makers and homemade butter producers to start SkinnyWheels—all while dealing with hipster bees one night stands heartbreak parental fury wild parties revenge jail loan sharks playboys karaoke true love and one adorable pink food truck And that's without counting her roommates' problems too Gemma Burgess has captured the confusion hilarity and excitement of the post graduate years against a backdrop of the pressures and chaos of New York City life with heartfelt empathy fast humor and sharp honestyA charming debut series about five twenty something girls and the humor heartbreak and drama that bring them together.

  • ebook
  • 320 pages
  • Brooklyn Girls
  • Gemma Burgess
  • 14 September 2016
  • 9781250028877

About the Author: Gemma Burgess

Gemma started writing anti romantic comedies for girls who like chicklit that comforts and charms without the silly fluffy bits She lives in Notting Hill in London but grew up all over the place – mostly Hong Kong She loves talking and writing not necessarily in that orderShe also loves burgers vodka white tipped Marlboro Lights OK GO Sixteen Candles Lucky Jim anything from Nora Ephron.



10 thoughts on “Brooklyn Girls

  1. Jasprit Jasprit says:

    25 starsBrooklyn Girls was in my eyes a fresh book in a new series which could deliver something different However I had far too many hang ups that resulted in Brooklyn Girls not leaving the greatest impression with mePia has messed up big time a photo of her topless and drinking was uploaded to Facebook and now her agency has dropped her Her parents then rock up with an ultimatum she has eight weeks to sort her life out otherwise she will be forced to leave Brooklyn and come and stay with them Pia realises it’s important to finally sort her life out she loves living in Brooklyn in a great brownstone with four fabulous girls one who isn’t talking to her but that’s beside’s the point Brooklyn is the place where it’s at and she doesn’t want to leave just because her parents say so she’s a grown adultHalf the time Pia didn’t act like an adult and I think that’s the biggest problem I had with her Some of the decisions she made; borrowing money off a dodgy guy she knew nothing about and not checking with anyone beforehand If she had confided with any of her flatmates things could have been a lot simpler I had a hard time connecting with Pia’s character she was at times a bit rash and didn’t appreciate what she had already The only characters I really liked were Jules and Coco I know this was Pia’s story but if Jules and Coco were given time to shine; they were nice girls I think I would have appreciated this story Another thing which didn’t work out for me was that Pia eventually found herself in a huge mess with no way out I actually appreciated this part as finally something other than Pia and her friends partying and getting off their face was happening But the issue was resolved far too uickly for my liking This also again happened afterwards with Pia’s parents They were uick to back down after making threats for like 23 of the book I don’t mind things getting resolved in a book at all; however I do when it happens far too uicklyIt’s disappointing that I wasn’t able to enjoy Brooklyn Girls as a lot of my blogger friends found it to be a decent read This series is set to continue with the next book told from the pov of Angie but I don’t think I will be continuing any further with this seriesThis review can be found on The Readers Den

  2. Love Fool Love Fool says:

    Fantastically funny fresh and utterly relatable Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess is the first novel in her brand new series about five twenty something friends—Pia Angie Julia Coco and Madeleine—sharing a brownstone in hip downtown Brooklyn and discovering the ups and downs and ins and outs of their “semi adult” lives I love Gemma Burgess she has become my new writer friend in my mind She reminds me of Sophie Kinsella and that is a VERY good thing I love New York so this book already got bonus points for being set in Brooklyn I also love reading about young women learning to make it on their own with work apartments and men It's such a thrill to read the struggles and the wins Maybe I love that so much because I could relate to it Can't wait to read the rest of the series

  3. Katie Gomez Katie Gomez says:

    Please don't start this book and think it's about another spoiled rich ditzy air head with no pride Because where you may think that sooo not the case Pia is such a strong character who is finally learning who she is and the fact that she is a strong woman and what her family and exboyfriends say is not true She seems like a girl that we can all relate to she stumbles she makes some stupid decisions but she get's her act together and makes something of herself while building and repairing the relationships around her This is a wonderful book for anyone to read it will leave you laughing your ass off while your sitting on the edge of your seat I highly recommend this book and can't wait for the next one in the series

  4. Claudia Claudia says:

    This is what New Adult is supposed to be I have to be honest I really have had trouble with the actual definition of New Adult because it just sounds like a weird genre to fill in the hole between Young Adult and melodramatic bodice ripper romances And really why on Earth would that hole even exist? And so I was confused for a long while about what New Adult was other than Young Adult with sex And Brooklyn Girls gave me an answer that thankfully wasn't 'oh it's just sex AND drugs Because that's obviously what people in the age group 18 25 do'And yes Brooklyn girls showed drugs and alcohol but only to show the characters' growth And it made the realisation that it is a very stereotypical thing for that age group to do and those people are a minority Except for the few curious party goers but whatever Anyway I'm going on a tangent The point is sex alcohol and drugs are prominent aspects of the book but mostly in the beginning and it's used to show the character's growth I honestly don't see what all the fuss is about So What my point is New Adult is character growth in the transition from student to graduate teenager to adult and all the shenanigans that occur within that time Brooklyn Girls does this by telling the story of beautiful Pia who has always found it hard to belong She's desperate to grow up and be separate from her parents Romance is part of the story but not a whole lot Mostly it's about these food trucks that drive around New York selling food A completely uniue premise to show the growth of Pia Beside Pia are her four roommates who are also her best friends These characters managed to have interesting personalities and weren't just supporting because I'm pretty sure this a series about each girl who live in Rookhaven I think my biggest annoyance in the book is the melodrama I never expected so many thugs and truck violations I actually don't care about the parties because they're completely normal But I have got to ask is a loan shark really that available to young girls? I honestly have no idea The friendships in the book are really great and you can tell they will only grow in importance as the series progresses I actually think I'm most excited for Coco In total I thought Brooklyn Girls was exceptional for its genre While it didn't address any serious issues such as rape or addiction as seems to be the trend in New Adult it showed spectacular character growth using humour and the personalities of the roommates to create something fun and interesting and lovely Go Gemma Burgess BTW I still prefer A Girl Like You that is a cracker of a book

  5. Zarina Zarina says:

    Brooklyn Girls was utterly disappointing to me If this is what the recently established New Adult genre is like it is clearly not for me It almost seems as if the novel is written by a teenager who thinks that they know what it is like to be an adult that is to say they got it very very wrong Main character Pia was over dramatic and highly annoying even so than the average teenager and the storyline was so over the top and ridiculous at times that I just couldn't take it or Pia seriously Add to that the blatant recreational drug abuse and the completely unrealistic yet predictable conclusion it's impossible that Pia would pull that off with her lack of skill knowledge or that attitude her rant at her parents about how she's an adult now was particularly laughable and all I can think is What the hell did I just read??

  6. Jacob Proffitt Jacob Proffitt says:

    I really enjoyed this book I mean obviously Five stars and all It has the wit and heart I expect from Gemma Burgess and that includes engaging characters who are fully realized and who do their best to fit into each others' lives despite the bumps and bruises along the wayI really enjoyed Pia though I think Burgess had to pull a bit of a fast one to put her in the trouble she was in through much of the book Even someone math challenged and naïve shouldn't have been uite so blasé I suppose of going to a loan shark Pia's relationship self destruct impulses at least made sense in contrast That glitch aside however I rather enjoyed her journey She's earnest kind and honestly striving to make her way with no idea how to go about it—and that's nine kinds of endearing and drew me right inBut what really stood out for me is the group of friends None of them are perfect and some of them are outright hostile at times And they each have their own damage and difficulties dealing with the lives they're trying to forge Yet for all their differences and very human antagonisms you know that they're doing their best both for themselves and for the other roommates Making this in the end a story as much about our interdependencies and important friendships as it is about work love or accepting maturitySo yeah there are rough spots that Burgess simply glosses over and I don't want to be too dismissive of that And yet I couldn't put it down staying up way too late and finished it with a glow of satisfaction and a desire to spend time with these women as they figure out not just what they want to do with their lives but how they want to go about livingA note about Steamy This book wasn't steamy No explicit sex whatsoever There are however frank discussions and events that range over lots of adult topics that include sex drugs alcohol and some very bad men

  7. eb eb says:

    Witless garbage As a girl who's lived in Manhattan for 10 years and Brooklyn for 5 I can tell you Burgess has no understanding of Brooklyn girls or for that matter America

  8. Summer Summer says:

    I loved this book so hard I couldn't put it down for anything I am so in love with all the characters and was cheering them on through every page Pia and her friends are amazing people and I couldn't stop wanting to have the chance to be their friend in real life Plus the profanity usage in this book is so ridiculously fluent and poetic I walked away feeling slightly awesome than I actually am

  9. Arch Bala Arch Bala says:

    At about 22% of reading this novel I was all ready to shelve this on my DNF list but I thought of taking a short break and decided to go on with it and I’m sure glad I did because after clearing my head a bit the whole thing finally picked up after that annoyingly stupid decision from the main characterYou see Pia’s a 22 year old newly graduate from Brown who lives with four other friends in Brooklyn and is used to partying casual sex drugs and just doing whatever she wanted to do until her parents gave her an ultimatum She could either stay in New York and be a responsible adult and support herself or come live with his parents to Zürich and leave her friends and New York behindMy note says You simply just don’t blurt out going into a business you are not familiar with then get a loan from a loan shark buy a nine thousand dollar food truck and with no experience and no other means for other expenses All in a day But apparently our MC’s Wonder Woman personified and she made it happen I was just rolling my eyes at this point and thought it was just plain stupid period this was the 22% where I almost gave up on itSo I went on with it because my note above turns out to be one of the main plot points and is the major conflict in the story At 25% into the story I’m happily turning each pageAnother thing that I would really like to just vent out here was the Eddie angle There was no closure or whatsoever at all I would’ve liked a much detailed confrontation to be honestThe whole story is very “chic flick” is on the predictable side but very easy to read and uite enjoyable most of the time I’m not usually a fan of chic romance sisterhood friendship shit but I got attached with the girls a bit at the end of the storySo there I’d definitely read the next installment of this series as I am hoping to see of the girls and get an update on Pia and Aidan I’d also like to hear from Jonah – he’s such a lovely character This is one of those books that reminding me of that stage in my life when I was also clueless as to what I was going to do I guess we all have that at some point in our lives In general I’d say that this was a pretty satisfying read I’m not sure if it’s for everyone but it’s a fun read just the sameRating 3 out of 5 stars

  10. Deniz Deniz says:

    ARC was provided by Publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewI am kinda conflicted as to what I should rate this Because it not 4 stars for sure but it was extremely entertaining Too entertaining for 3 stars then again I don't think it's uite 35 after long ups and downsI settled for 3 It's a VERY good 3 And I think for lover of this genre they will actually rate it much higher than I did I had a few issues with the story line and some of the character buildingAt first I was kinda wondering if that is going to be totally not my kind of book I found the characters a bit annoying because they were so cliche so ditzy I crunched about most the first chapter actually I was totally sure it will be the totally normal chick lit and was dreading it BUT thankfully I was wrong The entire book is written from Pia's POV and as I said the first chapter I just found her annoying But she not only grew on me I totally could identify with her See I'm also a halfling except my mother hails from the Alps and my dad from the mediterranean Add to that that I've lived in 9 different countries and I totally get her insecurities I loved how much Pia as a character grew Also I love the relation ship between the girls Burgess got that one down to a tee The little jealousies the wondering how much ones belongs and in the end though despite all differences one sticks together Girlfriends with all their ups and downs While I loved the romance between Pia and Aiden and the fact that it wasn't your straight forward kinda thing I found Pia's issues with her ex a bit over the topOh and I absolutely absolutely adored the food truck part of this Well up to when it suddenly got all solved I found the solutions while sure satisfying not only predictable but also utterly over the top The writing style is definitely one of Burgess strongest points I enjoyed her witty and fun writing immensely and for that reason alone I am definitely going to read the next installment of this series

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