Sweetbitter – Stephanie Danler
Young women, self-realization, New York, coming of age, urban life, fiction.
Tess, whom just arrived in New York, finds a job at a restaurant. As she adjusts to the new lifestyle, she learns from her lessons about life and how to go on with life. Tess finds love and heartbreak as well as recovering from addiction and understands what it means to be young and in love. She realizes that her lifestyle can’t always be this chaotic and time for her to grow up.
I found this coming of age too bland for my taste. Not a fan of this novel but appreciated some and little aspects. I had hopes that this novel would’ve been great but was greatly disappointed. There are other great coming of age stories, just not this one.