A NovelBook - 2002
When Lilly's best friend, Maya, gets engaged, the tenuous peace she thought she had finally established with her perennially single self turns out to be as long lasting as shoulder pads and frozen yogurt. Wavering wildly between ecstasy ("I'm SO happy for you!") and envy ("How did SHE become a wife-to-be? Why aren't I?"), serial dater and retail-therapy shopper Lilly vows to get her life together.
While sipping lattes from the Coffee Bean and planning forever with Maya, Lilly embarks on an uproariously comical and strikingly poignant ride of transformation as told through a series of delightfully engaging interior monologues. Traveling the byways of her own past, Lilly learns to be optimistic about her future and relish her newfound chicdom. In a voice that grows stronger, louder, and more articulate than she ever imagined, Lilly comes to embrace her on-the-verge-of-womanhood status in all its uncertain, yet exciting, glory.
Depicting the comic adventures of being a grown-up still coming of age, Rebecca Bloom's Girl Anatomy evocatively and enthusiastically reveals tender truths about friendship and true love.