I don’t think that I really have too much to say about The Intern, it was one of those reads that was entertaining if not exciting and totally realistic to read. I think that Khan did a great job in writing an entertaining story about a young man going into a job in the media and the highs and lows of the lifestyle. I can’t say I was gripped, I read this book over about a week and was reading other books in between, but I never wanted to put it off, I was reading it when I wanted a little reality in between the paranormal and science fiction books that I have been reading, or a little maturity between romantic teeny books. I think that maybe it was a bit mature for me (not mature in dirty, mature in grown up terms) because Jay was a few years older than myself (22 or 23?) and I think that I just couldn't relate to him as a character which is something that i look for in realistic fiction.
I did love how well Khan wrote the ups and downs of a life in media, how 'miserable' Jay was when he started and how he gained and lost things. It was written so realistically and I believed every single though in Jay's head. I also liked how Jay was a completely honest character, just like any guy I might meet on the street I felt as though everything he did was something that I could see somebody in his position doing in real life. I didn't like a lot of his decisions but I believed them and I think that the reason I didn't really love Jay as a character just because he was such a real boy!
The place that this book went wrong is that it's being promoted as young adult fiction which was just not what I found when I read it and to be honest if had been pitched to me as what it actually is I just wouldn't have accepted it for review. I would recommend it to people maybe aged 20 to 30, or young adult readers that like more mature books, I don't really think it was my thing.
If you guys aren't sure about reading it I would recommend that you check out Raimy's review over at Readaraptor, since she had different thoughts on the book: Check it out here
Overall Rating: D+/C-
This book was released April 5th by Penguin
Book received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review