Such a Girl: A Novel by Karen V. Siplin
Once upon a
time, a girl named
loved a boy named
's friends thought the
dark, brooding boy wasn't good enough for the sweet, sunshiny
listened to her friends,
and broke the boy's heart. Years
later the boy became a very successful businessman and reappeared
in their lives. When
sees the man Jack has
become, she begins to realize that she is still such a girl.
A girl who never took chances.
A girl who always did what was safe and easy. And
that girl is stuck in a rut.
along the line,
gave up on her dreams.
She goes through the motions, pretending everything is
fine. She even thinks
she's happy until Jack's return forces her to take a closer look.
She spends her days as a hotel operator, abused by overly
pampered guests and fellow hotel workers.
She's afraid to love again, so she spends her time in a
relationship she knows will go nowhere.
Even the comfort of her home has been spoiled by
inconsiderate neighbors. Nothing
seems to be going her way.
isn't happy, and he's
not the girl he remembers. His
newfound status and confidence make
even more defensive and
uncomfortable. No one
is quite sure why Jack has decided to make himself a part of their
lives again, and
is definitely getting
mixed signals. Did he
come back only to gloat, or does he hope he's now good enough for
the girl he once loved so much?
A Girl is a story about life's ironies, first loves, social
hierarchies, and people trying to find their way.
It's also a lesson about judging others.
Second chances don't always come along, so we should try to
get it right the first time.
the author: Karen
V. Siplin has a degree in film production from CUNY's
She is an active member in the John Oliver Killens Writers
Workshop and New York Celebrity Assistants.
She lives in
Such a Girl: A Novel