English as a Second Language by Megan Crane

332695This is another public library book sale purchase and my streak continues. With blurbs by Carole Matthews, Melissa Senate and a plot of an American girl going to England for grad school, I thought it was a winner, but alas no. I finished this book nearly a month ago, but I just never got around to writing about it.

Our heroine hates her job, so she applies to grad school in English in England, mostly because she runs into an old boyfriend who says she’d never get in. But it doesn’t really feel Elle Woods-y. It’s not really a fish out of water story because there isn’t much time spent on that. It’s not really about grad school, though the author does seem to follow the heroine and her students through all the terms with papers and such. It’s kinda about our heroine and her new housemates who become friends (some of them), but there’s just a lot of drinking, partying and arguing. She has a crush on a professor, but it never really goes anywhere.

I kept waiting for it to get interesting or at least have a coherent plot, but then it ended. It’s not a bad book, but it’s not great either.