Chaperones For Andrea Lieberman, Life Began At Growing Up With Parents So Protective They Made A Convent Seem Like A Sandal S Resort, She Developed A Catalog Of Phobias So Large, Even Going Into A Church Seemed Risky Business Finally, Andrea Had Had Enough She Wanted To Live Rather Than Fear Dying Without Hesitation, She Accepts A Photography Assignment For A Magazine Traveling Through England And Packs Up Her Camera, Her Pepper Spray And Every Insecurity She Accumulated Since Birth Excited But Petrified To Reveal The News To Her Boyfriend, He Intercepts With News Of His Own A Marriage Proposal, Leaving The Lingering Question Of Their Impending Nuptials As She Travels Abroad Upon Touching Down In England, Andrea Flops Around Like A Fish Out Of Water The Magazine S Staff The Idiot, The Slut, And The Mute Offer Little Comfort Outside Of A Pint Of Beer Until She S Assigned Two Blokes As Travel Companions A Tight Arsed Copywriter And A Drop Dead Gorgeous Art Director With Movie Star Charm These Two Men Help Andrea Push Herself Beyond Her Comfort Zone While Testing The Limits Of Her Fortitude And Her Relationship With Her Boyfriend The Photographic Journey Becomes A Comedy Of Errors Thanks To Unforeseen Obstacles At Every Turn As Andrea Struggles To Complete The Assignment, She Discovers The Most Revealing Picture She Develops Will Be Of HerselfAvailable On And Noble

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  • Paperback
  • 260 pages
  • Chaperones
  • Megan Karasch
  • 04 September 2017
  • 9781484094457

10 thoughts on “Chaperones

  1. says:

    My reaction before reading it OMG OMG OMG,Megan s got a new book coming out soon YESSSSSSSSS My reaction after reading it YES, the book was so worth the wait Megan Karasch simply can t disappoint Full review to post shortly review Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review Thank you Since I read her debut, Tales from My Hard Drive, back in 2011 the novel was published 2010 , Megan Karasch has been on my list of favorite authors and top 5 chick lit authors I was absolutely fascinated with her writing and sense of humor Don t believe me Then check My review.Needless to say, I was over the moon when I heard she has a new book coming out AFTER 2 LONG YEARS, I WOULD READ A BOOK BY MS KARASCH Excuse the caps lock, it s just the excitement I had to read it and had to read it soon However, I did feel slightly nervous when I received my copy and started reading it I guess all of you who review books by your favorite authors know that feeling Will the book that you ve been dying to read, live up to your expectations Yeah, I bet you know what I mean.Anyway, after reading it I felt relieved, there was no need to stress out The book was everything I expected it to be, it was fun and enjoyable The perfect summer read What I love the most in Megan s writing is the fact that she successfully fights all chick lit cliches, and creates uber fun books with characters who feel so real She doesn t bother readers with detailed descriptions of physical appearances of her characters, or brands of clothes and shoes they re wearing Instead, she concentrates on how what her characters are feeling, and let me tell you, it s maybe because of this that her characters feel so real They are imperfect, just like any of us It s so so easy to connect to them, like them, sympathize with them, laugh with and AT them.And now about ChaperonesThe plot of this book is centered around Andrea, and her trip to England She works as a photographer and her trip to England seems to be what she really needs, not only for her carrier, but also for keeping her sane.You see, her parents are overprotective, and I mean, over overprotective, and yeah, maybe even a bit paranoid.So, when her magazine sends her to England to take some photographs, she s beyond the moon to leave her lunatic parents and embark on a great adventure There are so many things which I loved about this book.First off, I m absolutely on Team Andrea, rooting for her from the beginning She s sweet and charming, not to forget funny and some of her comments and actions made me laugh out loud view spoiler like when setting the Theater on fire hide spoiler

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    I was excited to begin reading Chaperones because it centered around one of my favorite things photography but I soon found it was much than that Chaperones is about love, relationships, growing up and finding oneself Andrea is a sheltered, over parented twenty six year old young woman who lives in Los Angeles and is at a relationship crossroad with her boyfriend, Brandon She s offered the assignment of a lifetime the opportunity to tour England while photographing castles, cathedrals and other spectacular English landmarks Thinking she s embarking on this journey alone, Andrea is than a little surprised when she s told she ll have two chaperones Rob and Harry joining her Through a series of mishaps, missteps, disasters and personal revelations, Andrea finally begins to mature and grow I initially had some difficulty connecting with the main character, Andrea As a former twenty six year and now the parent of a twenty six year old, I had a bit of trouble believing that someone could be that sheltered especially someone who lives in Los Angeles Andrea s fears of practically everything became tiresome quickly to everyone around her including me And, the behavior of Andrea s parents George and Annie bordered on psychotic at times hiding in the bushes to make sure your tween makes it safely to the corner store This was helicopter parenting to the extreme As I read the beginning I had a sense that the author did this as way to accentuate the character transformations that would probably be coming by the end of the book And I was right, but that was alright because it worked.The dialogue in Chaperones is witty, genuine and intelligent although at times I had a bit of trouble believing that two people as pious and uptight as Andrea s parents and to some extent, Andrea herself would use so many swear words The interaction between characters particularly after Andrea s transformation was insightful, lovely and charming The descriptions of England and all its grand glory were detailed and described exceptionally well I eventually fell in love with Andrea s character and found myself rooting for her romantic happiness Megan Karasch has artfully taken a slightly irritating, overgrown child and turned her into a perceptive, confident, mature woman right before our eyes I would highly recommend Chaperones to readers who might enjoy a sweet and funny story about life, love and relationships and who doesn t As a side note, this book gets major props for absolutely no typos I look forward to Megan s next work

  3. says:

    Title ChaperonesAuthor Megan Karasch Published June 13 2013Publisher CreateSpaceRating 4 starsFormat ebookSource I received a copy of the book from the author and publisher in exchange for my honest reviewBook blurbFor Andrea Lieberman, life began at 26 Growing up with parents so protective they made a convent seem like a Sandal s resort, she developed a catalog of phobias so large, even going into a church seemed risky business Finally, Andrea had had enough she wanted to live rather than fear dying Without hesitation, she accepts a photography assignment for a magazine traveling through England and packs up her camera, her pepper spray and every insecurity she accumulated since birth Excited but petrified to reveal the news to her boyfriend, he intercepts with news of his own a marriage proposal, leaving the lingering question of their impending nuptials as she travels abroad Upon touching down in England, Andrea flops around like a fish out of water The magazine s staff the idiot, the slut, and the mute offer little comfort outside of a pint of beer until she s assigned two blokes as travel companions a tight arsed copywriter and a drop dead gorgeous art director with movie star charm These two men help Andrea push herself beyond her comfort zone while testing the limits of her fortitude and her relationship with her boyfriend The photographic journey becomes a comedy of errors thanks to unforeseen obstacles at every turn As Andrea struggles to complete the assignment, she discovers the most revealing picture she develops will be of herself.My thoughtAndrea had a life full of fear and regret until the day she decided enough was enough and accepted a photography assignment that would take her to England for six months, alone, knowing she would face many of the things that scared her And she welcomed that challenge It was great to watch Andrea grow with each independent step she took She was no longer bogged down by her parents and Brandon, therefore forced to stand on her own two feet and make her own conclusions about just how scary the world was I was glad that she stood up for herself when it was necessary It showed just how much she had grown This was a wonderfully fun and light read that is filled with quirky characters and entertaining dialogue and interactions that will keep the reader in stitches The reader follows Andrea as she embarks on her adventure in England away from her overbearing and overprotective parents and boyfriend Brandon Along the way there are some great twists and you definitely become invested in wanting to see where the story takes you I really enjoyed the book.

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    This was a wonderfully fun and light read Andrea had me in stitches with her weird, obsessive and over the top fears I particularly enjoyed her bobblebody walk home one night and the way she described keeping kidnappers at bay Overall, I felt sorry for the girl She was kind of like bubble boy, with crazy, paranoid parents Her boyfriend didn t help things He was just as protective and overbearing No wonder she ran as far away as she could I loved seeing England through Andrea s eyes I ve always thought of it as a country rich in history, and to get a glimpse at some of the beautiful architecture that has been around for centuries was amazing Although it wasn t always easy for Andrea to navigate this foreign land, let alone the mother tongue The differences between American and British culture were highlighted through the book and gave it a hilarious twist This story contained many interesting and quirky characters From the strange girls at the Adventure London office, to Rob and Harry I didn t find it a little strange that these two guys popped up out of the blue There had been no mention of them and suddenly there they were to chaperone her on her trip around England It also struck me as odd that Andrea s mother was so cheerful when Andrea called her from the airport after a mild panic attack Annie was worse than her daughter and she d been so distraught with the news of her leaving, so why the sudden change And then, everything fell into place, blind siding me and sending me into another fit of giggles I mean who would have thoughtHarry Really It was just to brilliant, and too good to be true It was great to watch Andrea grow with each independent step she took She was no longer bogged down by her parents and Brandon, therefore forced to stand on her own two feet and make her own conclusions about just how scary the world was I was glad that she stood up for herself when it was necessary It showed just how much she had grown I loved the ending to this story It proved that sometimes you have to let go of everything you know, all your comforts, in order to find yourself, which in turn will allow you to clearly see just how important those comforts are to you.

  5. says:

    Chaperones is an entertaining story of a woman s journey of self discovery and growth during a six month photography assignment in England Written in the first person narrative, twenty six year old Andrea Lieberman has always lived a protective life that her parents have provided her, a life that has sheltered her from the risks and ups and downs that come naturally in life Living with fears and regrets, Andrea decides to move out of her comfort zone and experience life when she takes a six month photography assignment in England Andrea s adventure in England will take her out of her comfort zone, allow her to experience life beyond the protective walls that she grew up in, and along the way discover who she really is.Chaperones is such a fun and lighthearted read that is filled with quirky characters and entertaining dialogue and interactions that will keep the reader in stitches The reader follows Andrea as she embarks on her adventure in England away from her overbearing and overprotective parents and boyfriend Brandon I really enjoyed watching Andrea discover the world outside the protective walls that she grew up in, from the quirky people that she meets, to the amusing trials and tribulations that she finds herself in, Andrea is able to navigate outside her comfort zone and overcome her obsessive fears and paranoia and discover who she is and what the world has to offer.I loved the author s richly detailed description of the setting, the reader is easily transported to England with it s familiar landmarks, culture and dialect You can t help but become captivated by Andrea s adventure in England, in a way it feels like the reader is experiencing Andrea s adventure right beside her From start to finish, Chaperones is a fun read with entertaining twists and turns that keeps the reader engaged and cheering on Andrea as she learns about herself and the world around her.Disclaimer I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by JKSCommunications.http jerseygirlbookreviews.blogspot

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    Chaperones is an entertaining novel about Andrea Lieberman and her journey to overcome her fears and England The author uses great detail when describing the sights and sounds of different tourist places in England I have been to a few of them and her descriptions brought back all the wonderful things that I too had experienced so I loved that Megan Karasch s writing is good, her moods are evocative and the imagery is beautiful and real Conversations flow easily and seem life like which is always a bonus Andrea Lieberman is the main character of this quirky novel She was raised by parents who, though well meaning, coddled her to the point where everything causes her anxiety At 26 years old she realizes that she has missed out on so much of life because she s just too afraid So when offered a wonderful opportunity for a 6 month job in England she takes it Unfortunately that s the day her boyfriend chooses to propose in a wonderfully romantic way She regretfully says no because she knows that she has to do this on her to learn that she can stand on her own and be a real equal in a relationship.At first she is a mess being by herself but after the boys, Harry and Rob, join her everything seems to begin to move smoother, even if at first she won t enter the church Andrea learns that she can do things on her own as she begins to take charge of the photo shoots Even when Robin hood falls out of the tree onto the maiden Andrea is still able to take photos and try to turn it into a success Andrea struggles between feelings elated at her success and torn between everything that goes wrong while all her fears eat at her self confidence.Chaperones is hilarious It s a great story about how it s never too late to find yourself or to find what you love It looks at all of life s little ups and downs and definitely makes you realize it s what you do when the sh t hits the fan that really counts Andrea is such a great character that you just want to root for her the whole time I definitely recommend this as a great read

  7. says:

    In a word, this book is wonderful Not wanting to spoil any of the endearing twists and turns of the excellent story line, I will therefore only mention that the writing is superbly clever with many beyond hilarious situations that made me just love the main character, Andrea I could closely relate to this struggling woman, trying to gain independence and self confidence stunted by a grossly overprotected home life The enfolding of Andrea s journey to grow into the kind of mature person she wanted to become is so delightfully delineated that I loved being with her and living her adventure After commiserating with her tribulations, I thoroughly enjoyed the satisfying conclusion The novel is replete with love, laughter,tenderness, inspiration, colorful characters and a sightseeing tour of England to boot Hooray, Ms Karasch.

  8. says:

    Can t think of a better adventure this summer than traveling to England to find and challenge yourself, and better yet make your dreams come true That s exactly what 26 year old Andrea does in Chaperones, and it s really an enjoyable journey to take with her throughout the pages of this coming of age story.

  9. says:

    I really enjoyed this book At first I thought it was over the top the over protection of the main character by all who surrounded her, which leads her to ridiculous paranoia But as the story progressed and she grew, the book became a fabulous read and a great romp around Europe A total pleasure cannot wait for from Ms Karasch A total WOW

  10. says:

    3.75 starsWe all need to grow up and become independent eventually For Andrea Lieberman, whose parents have out of control protective instincts, it s happening a bit late at the ripe age of 26 Andrea, better known as Andy, is tired of being suffocated In an effort to become independent she takes a six month photography assignment in England Not only does Andy have to overcome all, well most of, her phobias but England and her fellow travelers have to survive Andy s education Will Andy overcome her fears and learn to live life Will England, her venerable landmarks, and citizenry survive Andy s efforts Read CHAPERONES to discover the answer to those and many other questions for yourself.Andy s first steps as an independent woman are borderline farcical beginning with her luggage check at the airport to her panic attack when the plane lands and the ensuing chaos among her fellow passengers and the flight crew, the hits just keep coming Poor Andy is woefully unprepared to be truly on her lonesome at home much less in another country The only child of Annie, a teacher, and George, a pediatrician and raised to fear all the possibilities for harm and danger Andy s been instilled with a fear of life and living in general Her decision to remedy that by spending six months across the pond is admirable and speaks volumes about her determination to overcome the obstacles within herself and succeed in her career and life.Andy s clueless and loving parents want only to protect their daughter from all that can possibly befall her.Brandon is Andy s fianc ish Brandon is confident and laid back but in his own way he s just as suffocating as her parents.Ashley Ash is Andy s best friend and biggest cheerleader She firmly believes in Andy s ability to become stronger, confident, and independent.Claire, Gemma, and Millie, the office staff in London, are borderline caricatures, each being at the extreme end of the spectrum Claire, it would be easier to have a root canal without Novocain than carry on a conversation with her You re exhausted just trying to keep that ball rolling Gemma, the quintessential Ms Butterlegs rarely meets a fella she isn t inclined to shag It s all she thinks about and has an amazing ability to turn the most innocent comment into a sexual innuendo.Last but not least is Millie, dumb as a box of rocks, Millie is the epitome of vacuous I couldn t help but wonder how she managed to get the job and actually keep it Harry and Rob, Andy s traveling companions, are much defined as well as being extremely active participants in Andy s education I had no difficulty figuring out Harry, Rob and their special roles, nor do I believe it s suppose to be hard Rob is described as stereotypically English Not a standout but not unattractive.Harry is a gorgeous movie star, but easy going and comfortable.CHAPERONES is a delightfully humorous coming of age story confirming you re never too old to learn and grow.The wonderfully descriptive mini tour of England enables the reader to feel as if they too are tripping around England s cathedrals, castles and other historic sites with Andy, Harry, and Rob Humor abounds as Andy adjusts to England and a life devoid of a cotton wool buffer You can t help but root for her, commiserating with her ineptitude, embarrassment and occasional triumphs Andy discovers that life isn t just overcoming your fears but also how you allow the age old adage S Happens to affect you The road is rocky, bittersweet, and painful but Andy learns you can get through most anything with a little help from your friends CHAPERONES is a charming and funny look on an exciting yet difficult time for most people.Reviewed by IvyD for Manic Readers

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