Come and Get It

One of 2024's hottest reads – chosen for Fearne Cotton's Happy Place Book Club

    • 3.7 • 6 Ratings
    • $12.99
    • $12.99

Publisher Description

THE UNMISSABLE NEW NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF BESTSELLING PHENOMENON SUCH A FUN AGE



* THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *

* FEARNE COTTON'S HAPPY PLACE BOOK CLUB PICK FOR FEBRUARY *



'I couldn't put it down, and I didn't want to either' EMILY HENRY

'The drama is just too juicy – how could anyone resist a binge?' GUARDIAN

'Razor-sharp … Packs a huge emotional punch' DAILY MAIL



Everything comes at a price. But not everything can be paid for…



Millie wants to graduate, get a job and buy a house. She's slowly saving up from her job on campus, but when a visiting professor offers her an unusual opportunity to make some extra money, she jumps at the chance.



Agatha is a writer, recovering from a break-up while researching attitudes towards weddings and money for her new book. She strikes gold when interviewing the girls in Millie's dorm, but her plans take a turn when she realises that the best material is unfolding behind closed doors.



As the two women form an unlikely relationship, they soon become embroiled in a world of roommate theatrics, vengeful pranks and illicit intrigue – and are forced to question just how much of themselves they are willing to trade to get what they want.



Sharp, intimate and provocative, Come and Get It takes a lens to our money-obsessed society in a tension-filled story about desire, consumption and bad behaviour.



'Smart, funny and perceptive' i

'A perfect read' STYLIST

'Wonderfully immersive, propulsive and beautifully paced' PAUL HARDING

'Quiet and intense … A joy to read' JESSICA GEORGE

'Witty and nuanced' RED

'[An] incisive novel everyone will be talking about' TOWN AND COUNTRY

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2024
30 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Bloomsbury Publishing
SELLER
Bookwire Gesellschaft zum Vertrieb digitaler Medien mbH
SIZE
1.1
MB

Customer Reviews

rhitc ,

Disappointing

Author: African-American. Sophomore novel. (Her debut ‘Such A Fun Age’ was the best book I read in 2020)

Setting: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 2017

Plot: This is a character-driven novel. There’s precious little plot until three-quarters of the way through, and only marginally more after that. A student prank gets out of hand. The resident assistant (RA) in the dorm suffers consequences. The end.

Characters: The main protagonists are a black 24-year-old female undergrad who returns to U Ark as senior resident assistant (RA) in one of the dorms after taking time off from her studies, and a white late thirties lesbian visiting professor who enlists the RA in a hustle. Others include several young mainly white female undergrads better off financially than the RA thanks to the bank of Mom and Dad, and several RAs, both male and female.

Themes: The interplay of socio-economic status, race, gender and sexuality in an undergraduate dormitory. I presumed, when I first saw the title, that it was a reference to the Selena Gomez song. Having finished the book, I find it difficult to say.

Prose: Ms Reid writes well, and in more straightforward fashion than some of her fellow Iowa Writers Workshop alumni. However, the character portraits here, while detailed, had a YA feel to them that detracted from the message, in contrast to ‘Such A Fun Age’, which was pitch perfect IMO. As a non-American of great vintage, I cannot vouch for the accuracy of the portrait of US undergrad dorm life, nor was I particularly interested.

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