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Friday, January 24, 2014

Book Club Book Review: Campaign Ruby by Jessica Rudd

My Tuesday Girls Book Club had December off from reading and instead we got together for some Christmas festivities and had our Christmas Party at Crown Casino which was a lot of fun!
We are now back into the Book Club reading and it was my turn to pick the January book .... after winning last year's book choice for Before I Go To Sleep I wanted to pick another great read.

This month's book chosen by yours truly was Campaign Ruby by Jessica Rudd.
This is written by a young Australian author who also happens to be the daughter of our previous Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. It was probably quite controversial when this book was published at the height of the political fireworks we were faced with all across Australia when our Parliament shifted with Kevin Rudd going out and our first female Prime Minister going in.

Above all when reading this book I found it was important to see Jessica the author as her own person and writer and not a parliamentarian's daughter. She really does stand out on her own with her writing skills and I found her to be very talented, engaging and above all funny!
Campaign Ruby was like a Bridget Jones story meets politics with the story beginning in England with the main character Roo being fired from her job at a bank, so she puts herself on a plane to Australia and somehow ends up on a political trail travelling around Australia.

This book was funny the whole way through and whilst I know nothing about politics or have any interest in it, this book had me curious as to the way that politics and journalism works and I found it really interesting. Reading about a topic you know nothing about can be boring but I wasn't bored in the least because the writing style, humour and characters kept me engaged the whole way through.

I really liked Roo and the other characters in the story and I liked the references to the Australian towns visited and the Aussie slang used here and there.

I would recommend this book to Bridget Jones fans, anyone with an interest in the light side of politics, or anyone that likes chick lit humour!
I give this book 4 stars out of 5
Jarrah Jungle's Star Rating:
1 Bad - I'd rather eat brussel sprouts topped with anchovies than read this again
2 Not Good - I'd rather watch re-runs of Neighbours than read this again
3 Ok - I'm sitting on the fence - its not great but not terrible either
4 Good - I'd pass up a pack of tim tams for this read
5 Great - I'd pass up a date with Johnny Depp for this read

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  1. I heard her being interviewed some time ago, think it will be a very interesting read. Rae xx

    1. Its a great read if you'd like something lighthearted and fun :)


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