Forks, Knives, and Spoons by Leah DeCesare
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
You will be missing out if you do not read FORKS, KNIVES, and SPOONS by Leah DeCesare! Leah takes the reader on a journey into college life and beyond during the late 80’s and early 90’s. Her descriptions of hairstyles (Aqua Net, anyone?), products (Noxzema), music (REM, Divinyls, Stone Temple Pilots), colognes and perfumes (Drakkar Noir, Love’s Baby Soft), and news stories (Pan Am crash), will vividly transport you to the college scene with the main characters. After a talk with her father, Amy has begun to classify men into the categories of forks (smooth operators), knives (guys with potential), and spoons (geeks with no edge). Every girl is seeking their steak knife (the perfect guy). Amy thinks she has found him in Andrew. But is he on the up and up? Her best friend, Matt, is always there for her, but she has labeled him a spoon, and he is in the friend zone. Veronica is Amy’s best friend and has her own share of guy troubles until she meets Joey. But will their upbringings be their undoing? Readers will laugh along with the girls’ shenanigans, want to scream at their bad decisions, and root for the guys that should be the steak knives. This book will definitely speak to the Generation X’ers but is relatable for all generations.
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