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{Review} The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer

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Author: Gabrielle Tozer
Release Date: February 1st 2014
Publishers: Harper Collins AU
Pages: 336
Genre: Contemporary 
Links: Goodreads | Author's Website  | Buy the book

Josie Browning dreams of having it all. 

A stellar academic record, an amazing career in journalism - and for her current crush to realise she actually exists. The only problem? Josie can’t get through twenty-four hours without embarrassing her sister Kat or her best friend Angel, let alone herself.

Josie’s luck changes though when she lands an internship at the glossy fashion magazine Sash. A coveted columnist job is up for grabs, but Josie’s got some tough competition in the form of two other interns. Battle lines are drawn and Josie quickly learns that the magazine industry is far from easy, especially under the reign of powerful editor, Rae Swanson.

From the lows of coffee-fetching and working 10-hour days, to the highs of mingling with celebrities, scoring endless free beauty products (plus falling for her cousin’s seriously gorgeous flatmate James) this is one year Josie will never forget.
Totally fresh and funny, this debut novel from industry insider Gabrielle Tozer reveals just what is behind the seeming glamour and sparkle of the magazine industry.

*I received this for review from Harper Collins AU, in no way does this effect my review*
Review - No Spoilers

To be honest I didn't think I would enjoy this novel as much as I did. I didn't think much when I requested it and I grew wary thinking that it would be yet another review book collecting dust on my bookshelf. But I delved into it straight away and I was hooked from line one! And can I just say, how gorgeous is the cover? It's so different from everything else and it is certainly an eye catcher.

If you're looking for a book to have a good laugh, The Intern isn't what you're looking for. The Intern is more double over, laughing on the floor kinda book! The writing is hilarious and the main character Josie just managed to find herself in the most random situations. This novel just clicked with me because I want to pursue a journalist career and this book was the perfect way to see what I'd be getting myself into.

Josie goes through many tough situations and just when you think her life is over for sure she manages to bounce back and make a come back. She's a perfect character to represent resilience. I found her character easily relatable and I really loved her voice. I found it easy to get into a nice pace with this book and in no time had I finished it. The book had many funny one-liners and had some clever wit. All the other characters were unique and it just reminded me of all the range of personalities there are in the world! You have the insecure one, the bully, the player, the boss and many more!

So in the end I adored this book! It was so funny and had me laughing from line one. It was definitely a review book I'm happy with and I hope I have the same future experiences. Gabrielle Tozer's writing was perfect and I hope she writes another novel! So far this year has gone well reading wise and I hope it continue's that way.


  1. Ack! I just came away from reading a review of this on Sunny's blog and now I am doubly persuaded to pick this up! It sounds SO good! I can't wait to have a good laugh with it!

    Great review! :D

  2. Never heard of this book before. But, it sure does look interesting. Added to my reading list!

  3. The Intern was such a fun book, a awesome debut! We pretty much shared the same opinions on it so I'm glad you liked it as much as I did. Great Review Francoise!