Smothered

Smothered

A humorous debut crossover young adult novel about what happens when entering the "real world" means moving back in with your mother, inspired by actress and celebrity Autumn Chiklis' real life. Eloise ?Lou? Hansen is graduating from Columbia University summa cum laude, and she's ready to conquer the world. Just a few minor problems: she has no job, no prospects, and she?s A humorous debut crossover young adult novel about what happens when entering the "real world" means moving back...

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Title:Smothered
Author:Autumn Chiklis
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Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:Smothered
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

Smothered Reviews

  • Rebecca
    Mar 13, 2018
    Such a great book! Smothered follows Lou as she graduates from Columbia, and then, jobless and homeless, moves back in with her parents. I felt that Lou was incredibly relatable-I, too, feel like I am great at school but have no actual real world calling. This book is told in a combina...
  • Patricia
    Apr 27, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading SMOTHERED; it's laugh out loud funny! After graduating from Columbia University summa cum laude, Lou moves in with her family while searching for a job. If you are looking for some light reading, this is it! I received SMOTHERED for an honest review. ...
  • Susanne Cutler
    Mar 20, 2018
    I received a free copy of this book from Goodreads and I am so glad I did!! I really loved this book. I don't remember the last time I read a book that I actually laughed out loud. It was not only funny but so honest and down to earth. For anyone who has lived with an overbearing mothe...
  • Donna
    May 07, 2018
    This was a great story - so true to life, both funny and sad in parts. So glad I won it! ...
  • Jessica
    Apr 26, 2018
    I was very lucky to win this book in a Goodreads giveaway and I am so happy I did. This book was absolutely hilarious and so real. I can't remember a book that I actually laughed as much in as I did this book. Anyone who has ever lived with their parents as an adult should read this an...
  • Justina
    Apr 07, 2018
    This was pretty much ?The Princess Diaries? for the new adult crowd. If you were a fan of that series, you?ll probably like this, although be warned that the protagonist is pretty lazy, entitled, and casually racist ??? Lou has just graduated third in her class from Co...
  • Jessica Parsons
    Apr 29, 2018
    ?Why?s my body tingling? Is that normal? It?s like I?m carbonated. Can humans be carbonated?? Whoa? Eloise (Lou) Hansen has graduated college summa cum laude and is ready to begin her awesome life. The only problem is that, of course, she doesn?t know where to start. Mov...
  • Tiffany
    Mar 12, 2018
    *Book received from a Goodreads giveaway* I was in the middle of reading other books when Smothered arrived in my mailbox so I figured it would be one I'd get to eventually. Yet the book drew me in and I read it in less than 24 hours! I laughed out loud so much that my 11 year old son...
  • Nat
    Apr 21, 2018
    Post-Graduation Depression, Mother/Daughter Dynamics, and Coming-of-Age I was beyond keen on diving into this book, thanks to the premise ofusing unconventional storytelling and sounding on par with an underrated favorite of mine,MotherestbyKristen Iskandrian, by explorin...
  •  Eileen
    Apr 12, 2018
    I loved this book. Laugh out loud funny - recommend to all looking for an enjoyable read. I know all of my friends will love it too! ...
  • Olivia
    Apr 09, 2018
    I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway and for that, I am thankful. I can't imagine how furiously annoyed I'd be if I spent the estimated $18.99 on this. By no means is it the worst book I've ever read, but I can't recommend it. Originally marketed as a young-adult crossover n...
  • Katherine
    May 08, 2018
    Wow, once I got used to the format of this book it became a really fast read. I?ve never read a book written in alternating formats (e.g., journal entries, text messages, instagram photos, receipts, etc). After finishing this book, I can say that it?s not my favorite method of stor...
  • Brenda Schneider
    Mar 04, 2018
    A wonderful laugh out loud book. Really enjoyed the characters. I won this book through goodreads. ...
  • Phyllis Krall
    Mar 25, 2018
    A hilarious story about a college graduate who moves back in with her parents and tries to find herself. Lou Hansen has graduated Columbia with honors and hopes to find a job soon and get her own apartment. In the meantime she must move back home to California to face an overbearing...
  • Berit☀️✨Traveling Sister✨
    Apr 30, 2018
    4 Silly Spoiled Stars ???? This book was such a FUN read for me... it had a slight vibe of a Sophie Kinsella Book, and that is a huge compliment coming from me.... The characters were all over the top, some of the things that happen were quite ridiculous... but for me it...
  • Liz
    Feb 23, 2018
    This is one of the funniest book I've read in a long while. This is a tale of a recent college graduate who returns to her parent's home as she struggles to get a job and move on to an adult life. The format - a mix of prose, texts, pictures, receipts, etc. - makes this an easy and con...
  • Cornelia Sanders
    May 01, 2018
    A light-hearted, funny story that I enjoyed SO much. This was so much fun to read, I found the main character totally relateable, even though I have not been brought up where my parents could spend these amounts of money, I can still relate with needing to find myself after school and ...
  • Desiree craig
    Mar 05, 2018
    I received the ARC of this book from a goodreads giveaway. I couldn't put it down!!! I haven't read a book in quite some time that I was able to say that about. I can't wait to see what this author puts out next and am happily following her on instagram to see any updates on new books ...
  • Izzy
    May 16, 2018
    Disclaimer- I got this book from a Goodreads giveaway, but that will not affect my opinion on this book whatsoever. Can I just say that I related to this book SO MUCH. Columbia has always been one of my dream colleges, so as soon as I saw the summary for this book, I was so down! A...
  • Laura
    May 30, 2018
    Amazing book! Perfect summer beach read that you will not be able to put down, the absolute definition of a page turner. The combo of emojis, modern lingo, and text messages will have you laughing at every turn as well as relatable characters, we all have a Lou in us and know a Megan M...
  • Niki
    Mar 20, 2018
    As a recent graduate, post-uni depression has hit me HARD, so I thought I had found the perfect book in this, but nope. Lou wasn't in any way relatable, the family is super rich and spending an extraordinary amount of money in every turn; it's clear that the only reason why she wants t...
  • Naomi Wilson
    Mar 22, 2018
    Hilarious! There were so many laugh out loud moments. My face hurts from all the smiles. Lou tells the story about moving back to her upper class family home in Los Angeles after college though journal entries, text messages, social media posts, receipts, and other media. She strug...
  • Shannon Williamson
    May 29, 2018
    I won this book from a Goodreads Giveaway: This book is trying very hard to sound like "Bridget Jones' Diary". The main character writes about her day, keeps track of her goals/weight plans, complains about her mother, etc. Unlike the aforementioned book though, I?m not rooting fo...
  • Lea
    Apr 27, 2018
    I have to say that this book was a much appreciated break from High Fantasy. I received this arc through a goodreads giveaway from the publisher. Lou is a really relatable character on the awkward scale. Even her mom?s relatable to my mom, except on steroids. The beginning was a bit ...
  • Nessa
    Apr 10, 2018
    The book is a hybrid of Where'd You Bernadette, Bridget Jone's Diary, and many of those truly YA/middle school books you've read with text bubbles and gossiping (please note this is not a degradation of the story) all set to the backdrop of Rich Kids of Beverly Hills sort of L.A. life....
  • Sara
    Apr 18, 2018
    I loved that this was light read (meaning I didn't have to think hard while reading it). It was funny and spot on to the social media generation. I liked how there was a mix of texts, a few Instagram posts and her diary to tell the story. Were some of the characters over the top? Sure,...
  • S
    Mar 01, 2018
    This book was absolutely hilarious! I'm sending my copy to my sister this evening as I know she will also love it. A+ ...
  • Rachelle
    May 28, 2018
    Smothered... imagine your mother forcing herself into nearly aspect of your recently graduated from college- desperately searching for a job - life. Lou's Mama Shell is a stay at home mom fashionista, who spends her days shopping at high-end stores and texting Lou to keep tabs on her d...
  • Karen Ray
    Apr 11, 2018
    Love, LOVED, L O V E D this book. I honestly couldn't put it down. I don't remember the last time I laughed this much or felt such a genuine sense of happiness while reading anything. I connected to every word --as both a mother and a daughter --and I can only hope I'm one fraction as ...
  • Bookworm15
    May 03, 2018
    Engaging, endearing and effervescent, Autumn Chiklis?s Roman de clef is an intoxicating blend of hilarious journal entries, emails, text messages, job applications and more chronicling Eloise (Lou) Hansen?s first year back at home in sunny and sensational Los Angeles after graduati...