With this series starter, Burgess has created a vibrant cast of characters. Fans of the HBO series Girls will love this look at the ups and downs of five 20-something girls trying to make it on their own in the big city after college. Hilarious and touching, this is a page-turner that will leave readers wanting more!
Pia spent her childhood constantly moving around. Now she’s graduated from college and finally has a place to call home: a brownstone she’s moved into with four of her best friends. When Pia is fired from her PR job, her parents cut off her allowance and give her an ultimatum: find a career or move back in with her family in Zurich. On a whim Pia decides to buy a food truck, calling her new venture Skinny Wheels. Between her new business, dealing with her roommates and trying to get past memories of her ex, Pia has a lot going on, but she’s got to deal with it all before her parents come to town. (ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN, Jul., 320 pp., $14.99, ISBN: 9781250000859, PB, 18 & Up)