Fiction - Chick Lit
118 Pages
Reviewed on 03/07/2019
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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

#RecentGrad is a new adult fiction novel written by Dana Grant. Chelsea Darnet had thought that graduating with honors from her university and summa cum laude from grad school would have businesses lining up to recruit her. She even had the foresight to complete three internships while she was a student and to have a resume which highlighted her participation in student government. So why was she still living at home months after graduation and being turned down by one prospective employer after another on the grounds that she lacked experience? Chelsea’s stress levels were rising by the day. Her student loans were a grim reminder of her need to get a job and quickly, and Dina, her mother, seemed to think that each unsuccessful interview was Chelsea’s fault. While she seemed to be doing nothing more than working at finding work, Chelsea mulled over the idea of setting up a blog. She could do that while she continued the application process, and who knows? Maybe her blog would become a big success. Her mother was adamantly opposed to the idea, and her dad was reluctant to get between the two of them. Dina didn’t want Chelsea doing anything that could jeopardize her daughter’s career, and she felt blogging would do exactly that.

Dana Grant’s #RecentGrad will resonate with anyone who’s been caught in that vast limbo between college and career, especially if it means going back to live at home with your parents. One can’t help but empathize with Chelsea whose mom reminds her constantly to clean her room. The descriptions of each of the interviews she goes on will also feel very familiar as will the whole days she spends commuting to New York City for interviews where the interviewers seem singularly disinterested and lacking in motivation. Grant’s characters are finely honed and credible, and her plot works on a number of levels. I especially enjoyed the underlying theme of loving what you do rather than worrying about having a stable career, and how sometimes you can manage to do both. #RecentGrad is highly recommended.