does what she wants and leaves a
trail of men behind
If you were hoping for the plot of the 1961 film starring Audrey Hepburn, you're out of luck. Although there are obvious similarities, this novella is not a romantic comedy. I'll be honest, I don't even really like the movie. I know there will be some astonished gasps after this confession, but I just don't really get it. The characters are so quirky (and a little sketchy) and I've never been able to fully enjoy it.
Same goes for the book. The narrator of the story ("Paul" in the movie) remains unnamed and doesn't have a relationship with Holly other than a kind of admiration/fascination. She's just the kind of girl that gets under people's skin, I guess. She marches to the beat of a drum, but I don't think it's hers, and I don't know if she even knows what kind of drum it is, or where all this marching is taking her. (PG-13)
My Goodreads Rating: ★★☆☆☆