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Goodreads: When other little girls were dreaming about becoming doctors or lawyers, Alex Garrett set her sights on conquering the high-powered world of Wall Street. And though she's prepared to fight her way into an elitist boys' club, or duck the occasional errant football, she quickly realizes she's in over her head when she's relegated to a kiddie-size folding chair with her new moniker—Girlie—inscribed in Wite-Out across the back.
Kritters Thoughts: What a great behind the scenes look of what happens on Wall Street and a glimpse of how it was before our latest financial meltdown and as it was going down. I experienced it while in the workforce and felt the impact at my former job, but didn't even think to see it from inside the belly of the beast - on Wall Street.
Alex Garrett has been itching to get a job on Wall Street since she was a young girl visiting her father as he worked on Wall Street. She interviews and gets the job and is blindsided by how life really is working on the floor. I loved recalling my first days on my first job and being so overwhelmed that you are not sure if you can show up the next day - life never hits you so hard as on your first day on your first job.
I would absolutely recommend this book to all readers, it has spunk, first job jitters and heart, by the end I was rooting for Alex to make a good decision for her future. Note - this book ends perfectly for a sequel!
Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.
Other tour stops:
Tuesday, July 17th: Girls Just Reading
Wednesday, July 18th: Life In Review
Thursday, July 19th: Seaside Book Nook
Monday, July 23rd: The Book Garden
Tuesday, July 24th: Twisting the Lens
Thursday, July 26th: Life in the Thumb
Monday, July 30th: Kritters Ramblings
Tuesday, July 31st: A Bookish Affair
Wednesday, August 1st: Stephany Writes
Thursday, August 2nd: Walking With Nora
Wednesday, August 8th: Reflections of a Bookaholic