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“I don’t typically write book reviews, one thing you might not know about me is that I LOVE to read. A compelling story, in any format really, can make my day. P.S. if you don’t have the This American Life NPR app downloaded – do so NOW!

Back to books. I knew one of my bests from college was working on penning her first novel, I had no idea just how much blood, sweat and tears (mostly tears) were put into “Siding With Plato”. From the flip of the first page I adored Brooke Aarons, the main character. In fact – she reminds me entirely of a beautiful friend I know, as do the rest of th characters.
Michelle does a fantastic job of taking the reader through Brooke’s bright eyed viewpoint. It’s the college experience you never had (but I certainly did). The parties, boys, ridiculous sorority girls – lived it, loved it, and I promise you will be entertained by “Siding With Plato” from start to finish …”



Screen shot 2013-07-08 at 11.38.43 AM“Siding with Plato by Michelle Manning is a must summer read.  Brooke, the main female character, reminded me a lot of myself, but lived the college life I always wish I did. Therefore, I am obviously hoping for series to this character allowing me to live vicariously through her. This book is set in Austin, Texas, already a plus for me, because honestly who doesn’t love the south and the values…and men it brings to the table. When we first meet Brooke, it seems luck was just not on her side, and it wasn’t really the entire novel. However, this quality, along with her sarcasm, sense of humor and always being in the wrong place at the wrong time makes for such an endearing character…” (continue reading)




“Join Michelle Manning, author of the Adult YA, Siding with Plato, as she tours the blogosphere July 1 – 26 on her first Book Blast with Pump Up Your Book! Michelle will be giving away a $25 Amazon GC/Paypal Cash to one lucky reader! To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form on the participating blogs below and good luck! If you would like to host Michelle, please email Dorothy at thewriterslife (at)…” (continue reading)


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