Adults

Adults

Jenny McLaine is an adult. Supposedly. At thirty-five she owns her own house, writes for a cool magazine and has hilarious friends just a message away.

But the thing is:

• She can’t actually afford her house since her criminally sexy ex-boyfriend Art left,

• her best friend Kelly is clearly trying to break up with her,

• she's so frazzled trying to keep up with everything you can practically hear her nerves jangling,

• she spends all day online-stalking women with beautiful lives as her career goes down the drain.

And now her mother has appeared on her doorstep, unbidden, to save the day…

Is Jenny ready to grow up and save herself this time?

Deliciously candid and gloriously heartfelt, ADULTS is the story of one woman learning how to fall back in love with her life. It will remind you that when the world throws you a curve ball (or nine), it may take friendship, gin & tonics or even your mother to bring you back…

Title:Adults
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780008334598
Format Type:

    Adults Reviews

  • Paromjit

    Emma Jane Unsworth depicts a realistic, problematic and humorous picture of our contemporary disease of social media addiction and its pressures, its pitfalls and repercussions through the life of 35 ...

  • Emer (A Little Haze)

    I love the premise of this book. The story of a mid thirties woman named Jenny got caught up in the pitfalls of this social media age and how at thirty five there are certain societal expectations on ...

  • Nadia

    Brutally honest, hilarious and insightful, Adults tells a story of a thirty-five year old Jenny who is obsessed with social media. Jenny is bright and funny but not coping well with the break-up with...

  • Bianca

    Addictions and compulsions come in all sort of forms. Thirty-five-year-old Jenny McLaine is addicted to social media. She's much more concerned with her online image and with how others may or may not...

  • Julie Ehlers

    Grown Ups is one of those books that's a little hard to explain. If I tell you it's a novel about a thirtysomething blogger who's obsessed with social media and how she appears on it, will you roll yo...

  • Blair

    Emma Jane Unsworth's breakout novel Animals featured two main characters – Laura and Tyler – and as with Zoes and Zeldas, you're either one or the other. I'm definitely a Laura, and Animals wa...

  • Theresa Alan

    There are some witty, insightful bits in this novel. Lines like, “When oh when will they create a Breathalyzer app that disables your phone when you’re over the limit?” Unfortunately, it’s ext...

  • Louise Wilson

    Jenny is obsessed with social media and seeing how many likes and comments she receives. It ends up ruining her life. It's starting to spiral out of control so her mother, Carmen, comes to stay.There ...

  • Kathryn in FL

    4 NEUROTIC, REALISTIC, IMAGINATIVE, IMMERSIVE STARS!My initial impression was that the life of Jenny McLaine was most like seeing a car accident ahead of you on the road. It's painful but you can't he...

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)

    Known as Adults in every other country (but this is her originally intended title so we win!), Grown Ups is about a 30-something named Jenny trying to navigate her relationships, as seen through socia...