This novel is first and foremost a memoir. Memoir's gone chick lit (a bit twisted, perhaps at times too philosophical of chick lit), yet still a memoir. It is a story about coming of age, about the intricacies of what is happening on one's mind when they are falling in and out of love and about trying to live in the present moment. All wrapped up in the sugar cone of that elusive humor of our everyday lives. Here is a little synopsis.
Elena knows what she wants from life. Her whole picture-perfect existence is planned out and allows for no deviation. She is engaged to be married and intends to be happy. Along with three of her girlfriends, she leaves her home in Russia to take a summer trip across the ocean, to St. Simons Island, Georgia, United States. Pool parties, vodka watermelons and the eternal question - to shag or not to shag. Her whole world is about to be rock-n-rolled, and she will have to face a pretty hard choice. It all sounds like a setup for a summer-fling novel, but can our dreams truly manifest in the physical world or does Miss Real Life have something more conniving under her sleeve? Are there happy endings in real life?
This is the first book in the trilogy titled All Colors of the Rainbow.