Australian Author · Chick Lit · Contemporary/Literary · Read-Reviewed-2020

Maggie’s Going Nowhere by Rose Hartley. (2020).

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Maggie’s Going Nowhere by Rose Hartley. (2020).

**4 out of 5 stars**

Maggie’s life is a hot mess. In one day she’s dumped by her boyfriend, disinherited by her mum and kicked out of the 3 year degree it’s so far taken her 10 years to do. And that was before she found out she owed Centrelink $70,000. With a decrepit 1960s caravan, Maggie has to prove to her mum she can survive without a safety net, stop her best friend Jen from marrying a scumbag, and convince her sexy workmate Rueben she’s not a walking disaster…She’s got a lot to do but just don’t ask her to move the caravan…

Oh Maggie. If you looked up trainwreck, I’m pretty sure there would be a picture of Maggie! Maggie is so ridiculous that you certainly wouldn’t want to be her best friend (Jen has the patience of an angel between Maggie and Jen’s fiancee Jono), but my gosh does she grow on you so you end up just hoping she sorts everything out haha. There were so many moments I just cringed on behalf of Maggie but it sure did make super entertaining reading. At the same time you can’t help laughing at Maggie’s antics and I think I ended up on a crush on Rueben as well haha!
This is a fab debut from this author that I’d highly recommend; it’s a light, engaging and really easy read that you’ll fly through wondering what Maggie is going to say or do next.

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