The Girl Most Likely

When you were 17, what did you think your life would be like when you hit 27 At 17, Rachel Hill was the girl most likely to succeed At 27, with an Honours degree and a career as a travel writer, she wonders if marriage is the only thing missing from this perfect trifecta But one disastrous life decision changes everything Suddenly she is living back at home in her ch When you were 17, what did you think your life would be like when you hit 27 At 17, Rachel Hill was the girl most likely to succeed At 27, with an Honours degree and a career as a travel writer, she wonders if marriage is the only thing missing from this perfect trifecta But one disastrous life decision changes everything Suddenly she is living back at home in her childhood bedroom a room still celebrating 1987 She s also working as a nanny for a surly six year old, proof reading erotic fiction and crucifying movie themes on the piano With Su su sudio in the cassette deck, Rachel tumbles head first into a quarter life crisis As she revisits her idea of perfection, she finds that happiness is living the life you want to live, rather than the one you re expected to.
The Girl Most Likely When you were what did you think your life would be like when you hit At Rachel Hill was the girl most likely to succeed At with an Honours degree and a career as a travel writer she w

  • Title: The Girl Most Likely
  • Author: Rebecca Sparrow
  • ISBN: 9780702233456
  • Page: 395
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About the Author

    Rebecca Sparrow

    Rebecca Sparrow didn t always want to be a writer When she was six years old she wanted to be the blonde woman out of ABBA, a movie star and Mrs Donny Osmond And then she discovered Charlie s Angels Rebecca spent most of 1980 running around her family s backyard wearing a bathing suit and her mum s high heels, armed with a Super soaker In her one year reign of terror she arrested her dog, Mac, 329 times.When Rebecca was eleven, she begged her parents to send her to the Johnny Young Talent School so that she would be spotted as the obvious choice to replace Tina Arena when she left the YTT cast Mr and Mrs Sparrow s response to her pleas was to buy Rebecca a guitar and a book of music by some guy called Donovan not the Jason variety Rebecca continued to practice lip synching to When Doves Cry in the mirror Her crush on Vinnie Del Tito lingered on.When she was a teenager Rebecca auditioned to be the host of different children s television shows She auditioned for Wombat, Saturday Disney, played a big sister on a pilot for a show called Happy Families and auditioned to be a reporter on some other new show featuring a sarcastic snake puppet.While she waited for her big break she took part time after school jobs to help her afford for example to be able to see the movie Cocktail nine times at the cinema She dressed up as a Christmas Tree and walked through Myer, sold handbags and wallets and books and clothing and touch lamps She did birthday parties and baby sitting and telemarketing and asked Do you want fries with that times than she cares to remember.And in between all of this, she wrote In 1993 Rebecca graduated from QUT with a Bachelor of Business Communication and started writing media releases, feature articles, speeches and newsletters for a living She worked for The Australian Red Cross, The Flight Centre Group, The Nine Network and the British Millennium Commission to name a few Her first article The Haircut was published in The Courier Mail in 1995 In 1997 she found herself working as a travel writer and then editor of Trips magazine She travelled everywhere from Kuwait to Kotakinabalu, San Diego to Southampton and then got paid to write up her adventures She had found her niche and a never ending supply of hotel biros.After three years on magazines and a dodgy Vegas wedding under her belt , Rebecca decided to have a go at writing her first novel The Girl Most Likely is a comedy about a former travel writer who tries to put her life back together after secretly getting married in Vegas The novel was published by UQP in March 2003 and spent 16 consecutive weeks in the Mary Ryan s Top 10 AFI award winning Australian actress Pia Miranda Looking for Alibrandi, Garage Days, Secret Life of Us has optioned the film rights with Icon Films and hopes to turn the book into a feature film.Rebecca s second novel, The Year Nick McGowan Came To Stay, is the prequel to The Girl Most Likely and was released in May 2006 in Australia and April 2008 in the US It debuted as a stage play at Brisbane s La Boite Theatre in May 2007.Rebecca s third novel, Joel and Cat Set The Story Straight, was published in August 2007 and co written with her good friend Nick Earls.When she s not writing novels, Rebecca writes a weekly column for The Sunday Mail newspaper and she gives motivational talks and runs writing workshops in schools and businesses across the country Rebecca is an Ambassador of War Child Australia and The Pyjama Foundation War Child Australia warchild is an international aid organisation dedicated to providing immediate, effective and sustainable aid to children affected by war The Pyjama Foundation theyjamafoundation is a Brisbane based not for profit organization dedicated to providing children in foster care the same opportunities in life as other children SOURCE rebeccasparrow about.a

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    • Maggie said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      Rebecca Sparrow is my ambassador of quan. After finishing her books, I just want to yell, "I love everybody!"The Girl Most Likely is actually Rebecca Sparrow's first book, and not the sequel to The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay as I previously thought. Normally, I'm a stickler for reading books in the order they were published, but I'm glad I read Nick McGowan first. I loved seeing the teenage Rachel, the ambitious, hopeful, poised for success Rachel, before meeting the 27-year-old, down on her [...]

    • Christina said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      3.5 stars. It would have gotten 4 stars if it hadn't been for that ending! Just an extra page and a bit more closure, is that too much to ask for?

    • Bree T said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      At 17, Rachel was voted the girl most likely to succeed. Ten years later it seems she is anything but. She might have an honours degree and have honed out a career as a travel writer but now she’s back living in her childhood bedroom at her parent’s home. She’s working as a nanny to a 6yo who doesn’t seem to like her that much. In her childhood belongings, she’s found a list of things she wanted to achieve by 28. There’s only one thing on the list that she seems set to be able to ach [...]

    • Claire said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      Ok First of all, I appear to have read these in the wrong order. (yes honeybee you were right!) Second of all, When exactly was it set? Was it set in 2003 (the year the book came out) or 1997 (10 years from where her bedroom is stuck as per the back cover blurb) or 1999 (10 years after the age she was in Nick McGowan)? This is why I think I struggled with this one cause the timeline is all screwed up in my head, having read the other one first. My brain is going technically it should be 1999 and [...]

    • Project said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      I should have realised.[return][return]Reading this was very like reading a Nick Earls novel from the other side (that is, from the girl's side). So, lo and behold, Nick Earls turns out to be Ms Sparrow's idol and mentor.[return][return]In fact, she wrote a book with him, later in life.[return][return]This is all good, since i am a huge Nick Earls fan (and i've even met him in Real Life! Squee!), and his trademarked trope of wacky romcom shenanigans never gets old. So it was nice to hear it comi [...]

    • Chloe said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      A typical chick-lit story I grabbed off the shelf at the library.LOVED that it is based in Australia! There were lots of little Aussie references and recognisable Brisbane landmarks. It's not often we get to read a book and know the shopping centre mentioned!The down-side was I did find it a slow-starter and a little boring and skimmed in parts. Also, the dialogue - what was the deal with Rachel speaking in quotation marks like normal, but everyone else's dialogue is in italics - no quotation ma [...]

    • Jodi Cleghorn said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      It's been a long time since I have had so many genuine laugh out loud moments. Rachel Hill is both tragic and perfect, a flawed heroine you can't help but cheer for and cringe on behalf of, especially if you know all the lyrics to Rachel's favourite 80's songs. Amply supported by a kooky cast of secondary characters who take you everywhere from Kenmore Primary School and Poowong Shopping village, to the western suburbs speedway and plenty of places between. Comes with a lovely twist toward the e [...]

    • Choco said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      I enjoy chick lit, but most of the books I read were written by British or American authors. The Girl Most Likely was the first one I read written by an Aussie lady. I have to say I enjoyed this more than a lot of chick lit books I've ever read. I live in Australia and have lived in Brisbane, and I didn't expect how much it helps or enhances the enjoyment when I know the culture well. I loved the book because I found it hilarious, but I also loved the final message this book sent out.

    • Alisha Brook said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      Title: The Girl Most LikelySeries: Rachel Hill (#1)Author: Rebecca Sparrow Genre: Young AdultRating: 3.5 stars For one, Rebecca Sparrow and Nick Earls have very similar writing styles! I thought the idea of the story was clever and easily relatable. A thoroughly enjoyable read.

    • Janelle said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      Gaw-jus ;) Love the pop culture references and Matts 6 pack - Mmmmm.

    • Helen King said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      A fun, light read - perfect between some heavier books I've been reading lately.

    • Pooja (On books!) said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      Twenty-seven-year-old Rachel Hill is seventeen year old Prefect Rachel gone wrong. A failed marriage causes her to spiral out of control as she quits her job as an editor in a prestigious travel magazine, is house sitting for her parents and spends her days eating too many cartons of Froot Loops while babysitting a misunderstood six year old. Her desperate attempts to regain control over her life and retain perfection go hilariously wrong in a foot-in-the-mouth, self esteem depending on her abil [...]

    • Jill Smith said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      This is a story that has the reader giggling at times and more often bursting into a belly laugh. How could anyone really get them into the predicaments that Rachel lands herself in? She keeps her parents blissfully unaware of how much her life has unravelled. Certainly not telling them that she married Troy her American boyfriend of three years in Las Vegas in shorts with her fingers crossed behind her back. She has resigned from her high paying high profile editing job to become a nanny and mo [...]

    • Kate said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      I had high expectations for this novel going in and those expectations never faltered once throughout the book. Being a Brisbane girl myself (in particular one that spends a lot of time at the RE) I related wholeheartedly to both the story and some of the characters. They were witty, humorous, fierce, shy and the list could go on. Throughout the novel itself there were definitely standout moments and even standout words that I will now definitely be adding to my own vocabulary.Overall I want to [...]

    • Morpheus Reads said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      This is similar in face-palm moments but without the affability of a "Bridget Jones".It reminded me of those cringe-inducing sitcoms like "Frasier" or "Seinfeld's" George Costanza where the person continually finds themselves in awkward and uncomfortable situations due to one lie building on another until the character is in such a predicament they don't know how to get out of it. Rachel Hill, at 28, had a successful life up until a couple months ago, when she quit her job as a travel writer pla [...]

    • Emma Johnson said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      When I was in high school, Rebecca Sparrow came to visit the older students and I never appreciated the fact that an author, a published author, was in the same room as me. I didn't ask her any questions, I didn't get her to sign my books, and I barely even remember the whole thing. In other words, I completely wasted the opportunity. The Girl Most Likely is definitely not in a genre I would normally read, but I still enjoyed it. It was nice to read a book set in the town I live and actually rec [...]

    • Carla ♥ said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      i love it soooooo much and i love Matt hahah :Di was hoping i'd get to read something about Nick McGowan in this book but i didn't and i was a bit disappointed you know, i was really happy with the ending of book 1 with Rachel saying that the best free feeling is having a friend you know you'll have for the rest of your life, and i was just expecting that Nick would be in this book even for just a short moment .d he was not but it was okay because the book is still awesome i know this is writte [...]

    • Watermelon Daisy said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      FIRST IMPRESSION:Probably a light read. A chick-lit, maybe?WRITING STYLE:Oh, Rebecca Sparrow. I love your writing style. She doesn't "dumb it down" for her audience, though I suspect her audience in this book are adults. But oh well. Her vocabulary is rich, along with many humourous and unforgettable momentsOT:I loved the plot. Though it was extremely slow at the start. I've noticed that all of Rebecca Sparrow's books start off terribly, but then convert to five-star qualityARACTERS:I loved Matt [...]

    • Toni said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      Some books are better when read all at once and this novel is one of them. I struggled with the first half of the book because I was only able to read 10 pages or so at a time. I found the story line fluffy and the writers style frustrating and very light. However yesterday I had the luxury of reading the second half of the book almost with out interruption. I really enjoyed the book, the chapters flowed and I seemed to be able to get into the characters. I am now looking forward to reading Rebe [...]

    • Emiliee said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      I quite enjoyed this book especially as an Australian author based in Brisbane with Brisbane locations. It was a nice change to read something knowing the places the author was writing about. It was a good quick read and can't wait to read more of this authors books. The only thing that annoyed me about the book was the italics written in the book when another person was "talking". It made me realise that not everything you plan in your life happens the way you plan it to happen and often turns [...]

    • Kylie Atkinson said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      I loved this book. I loved the 80's references. There were soooo many - clothes, hair and make up, music, tv shows - and they bought back so many memories of really fun time in my life. I also love that it is set in Brisbane so the references to places I know make its feel more like a story that your friend is telling you. A fun, easy to read book with characters I liked. It was perfect to read curled up in bed over the rainy weekend. I'll definitely be looking for more of Rebecca Sparrows books [...]

    • Jacqui said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      Rachel Hill is a 27 year old, who's life was flourishing. She thought marriage was the answer to a perfect life until she realises that she has made a huge mistake. She's about to get a divorce, she has quit her job and is back in her old house. One day, she meets her neighbour, Matt and soon they become good friends, and Rachel finds herself falling for him, and Matt for her. But what Rachel doesn't know, is that Matt is hiding something. A laugh out loud book and a fantastic read. I would reco [...]

    • Tiny_83 said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      This book is absolutely hilarious! I'm surprised so few people have reviewed this as it certainly deserves a higher rating. The writing is clever, it's witty, it's entertaining to the max! I just loved this book and I love the light romance in the book. This is one of the books I will continually pick up and read when I want a good laugh out loud or a chuckle to pick me up from a bad day. Just thinking about the funny lines makes me smile now. I'm truly glad I came across this rare gem!

    • Evelyn said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      It's always fun reading books set in places you know well (maybe not that big a deal if you live somewhere like London or New York, but still quite a novelty for a Brisbanite). I got the audio version, and it cracked me up hearing the reader try to pronouce "Indooroopilly". The story was fun, and there were some laugh out loud moments (I loved the part about the Bedazzler), but other aspects of it annoyed me, like hearing the old Tiny Dancer/Tony Danza joke recycled for the umpteenth time.

    • Sabine Priestley said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      I really liked this book, it just kept me wanting to read it the whole way through. There aren't major life changing problems in it but that is why I like it. It is basically a reality book and you can relate to it. You don't know what will happen next and Rebecca Sparrow has made this hilarious novel a must-read.

    • Ashley said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      I loved this book! Rachel at 27 was far more entertaining than Rachel at 17, and even Zoe was much more tolerable in this entry. And Matt!! Oh, Matt!! I need another Rachel Hill book! (view spoiler)[Especially because I am not satisfied. All that build-up and sexual tension for HAND HOLDING?!?!??! I WANT MORE!!!!!! (hide spoiler)]

    • Vickie Gest said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      I just loved reading (actually listening - I borrow the audio version and listen in the car on long drives) all about this book as it was set in Brisbane. Naming all the local places and laughing out loud with the mentioning of shows and places and experiences I have had myself. The ending was a little quick, but overall a nice read.

    • Donna Mott said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      I laughed hard with this book. It needed a bit more towards the end. Some more closure would be nice. It's a good light heart read. I would recommend this book and will definitely search out this Author again.

    • Katie said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      This was a hilarious book about a young woman that has thoroughly messed up her life. She tries to figure out what is going to make her happy and how on earth is she going to sort out the horrible mess she's in.

    • Lauren said:
      Sep 25, 2018 - 15:37 PM

      I read this book a few years ago and loved it! Was definitely a page turner. The only reason I haven't awarded 'The Girl Most Likely' with 5 stars is because, I wished the novel could have had an alternate conclusion.

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