A girl fresh out of college and with big hopes faces the ugly reality of being an adult. Ryden is an optimistic and smart girl who just graduated from college. She has mapped her life as follows: to get her dream job in a publishing house and to live independently in a nice apartment. However, things do not go as planned when she messes up her job interview. Her ideal job is handed to the mean girl in school, thus, she is unemployed and homeless. She moves back to her parent's house and is roped back into a life of disappointment and trials. Her best friend Adam, who is secretly in love with her hangs around like a mopey puppy dog, while Ryden tries to figure out how to get out of this rut. She is compelled to apply for less appealing jobs and is unhappy. She also befriends the attractive older guy next door and has a fling with him, shattering Adam's heart. When Ryden's nemesis gets fired, she is given a break and is offered the job. However, she and Adam have drifted apart and she realizes how much he means to her. He leaves for Columbia, and she decides to follow him to New York.
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Best part of story, including ending:
It reminds us that no matter how unpleasant things are, they still happen to us for a reason.
Best scene in story:
When Ryden and David have their conversations.
Opinion about the main character:
I like Ryden because I can sympathize with her situation. Her reactions are genuine and you just want her to pull through.