Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Adventures of an Ice Princess by Liz Maverick


My latest Chick Lit book. About a girl named Clarissa who gets dumped by her boyfriend, and her friends decide they should all pack up and join an expedition group to Antarctica. Clarissa and her friends Kate and Delilah get to this frozen camp and things don't quite turn out the way they thought. One of the main reasons for going is the old adage that the ratio of men to women is in the women's favor. And when they get down there, it is somewhat true. But the few women that are there are kind of scary as well. Their jobs aren't exactly what they were told they were be, and while Clarissa ends up with more responsibility than she expected, the other two in essence get demoted. But they choose to stick it out because they're trying to help Clarissa through her after break up time. And then once she starts to feel "in the groove", they want to quit, and it is her turn to talk them back into it.


A quick, fun read. And I did mark a part that really stood out to me. Early on in the book Clarissa has a thought that is my exact feelings on the same subject. She isn't a proactive person, I'm not really either. As she says, if everyone insists on leading, who is left to follow? That in essence she is being a good team player by contributing to group dynamics in this way. That's me! I think not everyone is or should be a leader, some of us can be very good, loyal followers.

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