Rejection, A Novel

Rated 4.67/5 based on 5 reviews
Maggie McKenzie battles overwhelming rejection, raccoon attacks and personal space invading coworkers with only random facts and a growing sense of adventure.

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Words: 67,440
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476443584
About Meagan Bridges

Meagan Bridges' constant misadventures and hilarious heartbreaks led her to write her first novel, Rejection. She currently lives in Toronto.

Reviews

Review by: Pooja Gupta on Dec. 11, 2013 : (no rating)
Title did not excite me earlier but when i read the complete book i realized its apt for the novel.
Its a story of a 20-something girl who deals with many rejections in her life since childhood. she always tried to be good for others but never realized what she actually wanted in a relationship.
she always lived under the fear of rejection..and out of fear of rejection she was doing things that she dint want to..and for the same reason she was depriving herself from the things she wanted to do.

Her best friends were having time of their life when she was having worst of her..they were getting married when she was coping with a break up.
but even then she smiled..she smiled with them..she smiled for them

this book covers every aspect of a woman's life, be it professional, friendship or relationships.
story starts on a promising note and ends with a new beginning..but somewhere in the middle story fell flat...

I liked its unusual ending where maggie( main protagonist) says no to a man whom she always wanted to be with.
she finally realizes that its better to stay single than be with the wrong person.
overall it was a good experience.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Leeswammes on Aug. 07, 2012 :
Maggie has just broken up with her boyfriend Connor – or in fact, he broke up with her. Her job as a fact-checker for a documentary-making company is going well, but she has some difficult co-workers to deal with.

When her love life doesn’t improve and two of her friends are getting married, she feels like a failure. But slowly she picks herself up and learns to deal with life as it comes to her.

The book is very well written and the story is set out really well. However, there were a few spelling errors (which I could forgive the writer given the high standard of writing) and sometimes the chapters ended a bit abruptly.

The story was fun and realistic (without becoming boring). It is chick-lit in some sense – it’s about a twenty-something woman looking for a relationship, but it’s not the standard story of will they/won’t they (and of course they will, in the end). Rather, the book is the story of a woman finding her way in life where work, friends and relationships are all an important part.

The story is not hugely exciting but interesting enough to keep reading. I got attached to Maggie and hoped at every situation that things would work out for her. I didn’t get impatient with her as with (some) other chick-lit where the main character is too dumb to be believable. Instead, Maggie was a realistic person who did of course make the odd mistake or misjudged a situation as we all do from time to time.

This book is a lot better than the average chick-lit and I enjoyed reading it. I think it will appeal especially to readers in their twenties and thirties.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Mike D on June 10, 2012 :
I don't typically read books in this vein but it came highly recommended by a friend as I'm a bit of a random fact junkie (this book is full of them - Maggie's job depends on it). As a single twenty-something with some brutal dating stories of my own, I was told I'd appreciate the humour as well. I'm happy to say this book did not disappoint in either regard as I learned plenty of weird trivia for parties and laughed out loud over the quirky but realized characters and happenings that surround our heroine. Things never get out of hand though, Bridges just understands the weird in daily life as well as the norm and you'll no doubt recognize traces of your own friends and colleagues in the colourful cast of characters. The author does a great job of balancing lighter moments with dramatic ones, there's a fun flow to the book and it never feels jarring.

If you've ever had a bad date bordering on ridiculous or spent time pondering your place in this crazy world it's impossible not to relate with and root for Maggie and want to see how it all plays out by the end. I recommend it to anybody who's had their share of dating scars or struggled to find meaning in daily life... and who hasn't lost their sense of humour about it! More Maggie please!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Mike D on June 10, 2012 :
I don't typically read books in this vein but it came highly recommended by a friend as I'm a bit of a random fact junkie (this book is full of them - Maggie's job depends on it). As a single twenty-something with some brutal dating stories of my own, I was told I'd appreciate the humour as well. I'm happy to say this book did not disappoint in either regard as I learned plenty of weird trivia for parties and laughed out loud over the quirky but realized characters and happenings that surround our heroine. Things never get out of hand though, Bridges just understands the weird in daily life as well as the norm and you'll no doubt recognize traces of your own friends and colleagues in the colourful cast of characters. The author does a great job of balancing lighter moments with dramatic ones, there's a fun flow to the book and it never feels jarring.

If you've ever had a bad date bordering on ridiculous or spent time pondering your place in this crazy world it's impossible not to relate with and root for Maggie and want to see how it all plays out by the end. I recommend it to anybody who's had their share of dating scars or struggled to find meaning in daily life... and who hasn't lost their sense of humour about it! More Maggie please!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: sally mcnulty on May 29, 2012 : (no rating)
Maggie is the new Bridget Jones - can't wait to read the sequel
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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