Evelyn Beegan wants to forge her own path in life outside of the influence of her social climbing mother. Unfortunately for Evelyn she obtains a job at a social network aimed at the elite landing her right back into the world she’d shied away from.
When Evelyn needs to start recruiting for her job she tries to fit in and pass herself off as “old money” to fit into the socialite and wall street crowd. But with her own family problems she may end up with her charade crumbling down around her.
Everybody Rise is one of those books that sounded interesting but unfortunately ended up just not really being for me. I couldn’t find myself really attaching to any of the characters and found much of the story rather kind of dull. For instance there was a part with a lengthy talk about table manors that simply had me yawning and zoning out.
I will admit there are some funnier moments here and there and heard talk of this possibly being a movie, really it would probably work better for me in that format than actually reading. The ending really seems predictable but I could see the appeal to the humor and emotional aspects if the characters were brought to life a bit more for me.
Overall, wasn’t for me as I never really got engaged in the story or characters.
I won this book from Goodreads First Reads.