The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Title: The Devil Wears Prada
Author: Lauren Weisberger
Format: Paperback
Series: Stand alone book
Source: Bought
Pages: 448 pages
Genre: Women’s Fiction – Chick Lit
Overall Rating:

Synopsis (credit to GoodReads):
Narrated in Andrea Sach’s voice, “The Devil Wears Prada” traces a deep, dark, devilish view of life at the top only hinted at in gossip columns and over Cosmopolitans at the trendiest cocktail parties. From sending the latest, not-yet-in-stores Harry Potter to Miranda’s children in Paris by private jet, to serving lattes to Miranda at precisely the piping hot temperature she prefers, she puts up with it all to get a recommendation from Miranda that will promise her a top job at any magazine of her choosing. As things escalate to the downright outrageous, however, Andrea begins to realize that the job a million girls would die for may just kill her. And even if she survives, she has to decide whether or not the job is worth the price of her soul.
“Disappointing” - That is probably the best word to describe how I feel when I arrived at the final page of this book (Other than “Hurray” I should say as I finally done with this and can focus on the others :P). I actually watched the movie first and thought that the book should be even better, but my god, I was definitely wrong this time. The characters are all incredibly one-dimensional and Andrea appears to be too whiny until it is hard for me to feel sorry for her despite the things that she had to go through. The whole plots have become incredibly repetitive by the middle of the book - so when it comes to the part where Andrea needs to make her final, hard decision, I didn’t really care about it anymore.

To sum this up, "The Devil Wears Prada" is definitely the worst chick-lit I’ve ever come across. I won’t recommend this book to anyone unless you really don’t have any other thing to pick up.


  1. Great review! What did you think of the film?

  2. I think this is the first time I say that the film is better than the novel itself. Perhaps it's because watching movie didn't really require as much brain cells as reading the book hence I didn't feel like it is such a waste of time and energy. Have you read/watch it as well?

  3. waahhh..was it that bad..?this really makes me want to hold on buying other chic-lit novels..i love the movie though.. <3

  4. @Darlyn: There are some great, interesting chick-lit out there, but this one is definitely bad for me. Perhaps if you want to try chick-lit, go for other author like Meg Cabot or Melissa Nathan.

  5. So sad you didn't like it. This movie is one of my favourites, I jadore it. :) I havent read the book and don't think i am going to try it. Thank you for your honest opinion about it.

  6. Yes Nina, I was quite surprise to see that the book turned out to be quite shallow. I seriously like the movie better than the book itself =)