I would first like to start off by saying this book will make you laugh out loud and you will love every bit of it, I know I did. Emily Brighouse has everything she could want, a job she likes, a best friend who is always there for her and a somewhat great life, the only thing missing is a nice man in her life but she isn't focusing on that at the moment. No, she is more worried about the fact that she is turning 29 and the fact that her job is hanging by a small thread.
Emily and Bella haven't had the best of luck, with their love lives and their soon-to-be ASBO that their landlords have taken out against them. It takes a one-night stand to change everything and leads Emily to seriously think about her life, Telling her email pen pal Jem all about her outrageous life seems to be the only thing keeping her sane at her job, most days. Though, things turn even more complicated soon enough, when Emily meets Jem face-to-face and she is thrown but the person Jem is.
It is then that Emily puts into plan ways to make her life better and more successful, though not everything is perfect what with Emily's mother ditching her at the last minute all the time, the Jem situation and Bella new romance with the owner of the company that Emily was helping promote. Though things get tangled and it isn't long before truth and lies combine to create a disaster waiting to happen and Emily right in the centre of it, yet again.
There were so many memorable characters throughout Girls Like Us, the girls funny landlords who seem to always catch them doing something they shouldn't, there is quite funny scene towards the end of the book that will make you laugh out loud it is very funny, though I will not tell you as it could spoilt it. There is Claire, who is Emily's boss, she seems to be quite hard to crack with her straight-laced behaviour she always has something to point out and not to mention Anoushka her mess ups were one of my favourite things, especially the Sausage Week incident.
Though my favourite character would have to be Hector, with his funny nature and some of the things that he comes out with made me laugh, especially his lines relating to the Sound Of Music those were my favourite.
Girls Like Us is a very modern interpretation of relationships, friendships and everything else life throws at you. With its witty comments, shocking secrets and loveable characters, I would recommend this book to anyone who want to laugh, read about crazy antics or both with this perfect weekend read.
If I had to sum this book up in three words, they would be Humorous, Shocking and Legendary.