If you happen to see anyone chortling to themselves on the tube, train, bus, park bench, then they are probably reading this book. My husband looked at me strangely so many times, clearly thinking to himself “how can a book possibly be that funny?’, well seeing as he hasn’t read OMGWACA, his opinion doesn’t count…
‘Twenty-something Aisling – that’s pronounced Ashling – is the sensible sort. She wears kitten heels for the sake of her arches. And a great night out is knowing the immersion heater at home is securely switched off. In other words, country girl Aisling likes to play it safe in the big city. But that hasn’t helped get her man John to hurry up and pop the question. Throwing caution to the wind an impatient Aisling tries to encourage him, only for her whole life to come crashing down. Now no umbrella, electric blanket, nor sensibly sized heel can save her.
What’s a complete Aisling to do?’
We all know an Aisling, in fact, there is probably a little bit of Aisling in all of us. She is so completely relatable; so best-friend-y, so crazy, so cry-y, so yo-yo diet-y, so everything.
OMGWACA takes you through the motions of a girl who quite simply wants an easy life. Aisling is desperate for her boyfriend to propose – I mean, it is the next step, right? But hold on a minute, they don’t even live together, and surely you don’t really know someone until you live with them. Maybe she has made an easy escape then, and personally, I think so, as John can’t even clean up after himself – he needs a mammy more than a wife.
I feel I am now fluent Irish, as there is a lot of lingo in OMGWACA, and I am also the proud owner of an imaginary best friend called Aisling. She is so funny, so ace, and brightens up any room she walks into. She deserves her happy-ever-after, as she would do anything to help you have yours too. She is the girl next door, and we all need one of those in our lives.
We follow Aisling on a hilarious journey of life; we head to Dublin, Berlin and beyond, and get to know her incredibly well. Emer and Sarah have created something so unique in the genre of women’s fiction. They have taken such a simple idea of your average Irish Girl, and turned her into something phenomenal. It is such a light-hearted, easy, read. Perfect for the sun-lounger, or even just your sofa. Just don’t forget your glass of lady’s petrol, otherwise Aisling will be ashamed of you.
Thank you so much to Jenny Platt at Michael Joseph, Penguin, for inviting me onto the Blog Tour of OMGWACA, it was a real delight to read, and an eye-opener too as it does touch gently on some sensitive subjects.
#OMGWACA, I hope you fly!
Check out some of my other buddies also on the tour to see what they think too.