E Book English as a Second Language I don t normally review books but I had to pu
E-Book English as a Second Language I don't normally review books, but I had to put in my two cents on why I couldn't finish this book. Simply put, it's terribly written. By page 20, you've been introduced to about 10 characters and the only defining characteristics are Cristina is Spanish and Evan is the ex. I honestly don't know who is important or how she knows so-and-so but I really don't care. She's at some school, its never named... I can't help but wonder if this is because Megan Crane wanted to create some ideal English school that fulfills stereotypes instead of actually researching for her novel. But the thing that got me was the writing style. Ex A from page 22: "it was not until the second week that I remembered the reason I was in England in the first place: that whole masters degree thing"What editor allows that to be published? I've seen better fanfiction. She keeps referring to herself as "Happy Graduate School Girl" and after the third time, I just wanted to shake Crane and tell her to stop, we got it. Alex wants to make a new life. Alex is spoiled, annoying, immature for a 26 year old and too reliant on others. I couldn't stand to read more about her.. English as a Second Language are Books In this wickedly funny first novel think Legally Blonde in Oxford a young New York woman exchanges her corporate job for a year of books, blokes, beers, and new best friends in graduate school in England.Alexandra Brennan is fed up with her dead end New York City job and even fed up of running into her smug ex boyfriend So when he crosses the line by telling heIn this wickedly funny first novel think Legally Blonde in Oxford a young New York woman exchanges her corporate job for a year of books, blokes, beers, and new best friends in graduate school in England.Alexandra Brennan is fed up with her dead end New York City job and even fed up of running into her smug ex boyfriend So when he crosses the line by telling her that she ll never get into graduate school in the United Kingdom, that s precisely what she does.Armed with imported cigarettes and extra strength coffee, Alex leaves home and crosses the Atlantic to face all that Great Britain and grad school have to offer, including ill considered romantic interludes, a red headed nemesis with intellectual pretensions and ulterior motives, a preponderance of eighties music, and books than she can possibly read in a year What she discovers, however, is that instead of running away from home she may have actually found it.. USA Today bestselling, RITA nominated, and critically acclaimed author Megan Crane has written nearly seventy books since her debut in 2004 She has been published by a variety of publishers, including each of New York s Big Five She s won fans with her women s fiction, chick lit, and work for hire young adult novels as well as with the Harlequin Presents she writes as Caitlin Crews These days her focus is on contemporary romance from small town to international glamor, cowboys to bikers, and beyond She sometimes teaches creative writing classes both online at mediabistro and at UCLA Extension s prestigious Writers Program, where she finally utilizes the MA and PhD in English Literature she received from the University of York in York, England She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with a husband who draws comics and animation storyboards and their menagerie of ridiculous animals.. The best Books English as a Second Language Although this was Crane's debut novel, I picked this one up after thoroughly enjoyingEveryone Else's Girl. However, this book was a disappointment. It contained none of the wit, humor or insight of Everyone Else's Girl. All the characters seemed to do was drink. None of the characters were particularly compelling, and I couldn't bring myself to care about any of them or what happened to them. Nothing really seemed to happen in this book and there was really no conclusion to speak of.