Typecast BY Andrea J. Stein [BOOK REVIEW]


Callie Dressler thought she had put her past where it belonged—behind her. But when she learns her ex-boyfriend is bringing their breakup to the big screen, she must face the fact that their history has been looming over her all along.

At thirty-two, Callie Dressler is finally comfortable in her own skin. She loves her job as a preschool teacher, and although living in her vacant childhood home isn’t necessarily what dreams are made of, the space is something she never could have afforded if she’d stayed in New York City. She knows her well-ordered life will be upended when her type A, pregnant sister, Nina; adorable four-year-old niece; and workaholic brother-in-law move in, but how could she say no when they needed a place to crash during their remodel? As Nina pointed out, it is still their parents’ house, even though their mom and dad have relocated.

As if adjusting to this new living situation isn’t enough, the universe sends Callie another wrinkle: her college boyfriend, Ethan—who Callie dumped ten years earlier for reasons known only to her—has a film coming out, and the screenplay is based on their real-life breakup. While the movie consumes her thoughts, Callie can’t help wondering if Nina and her friends are right that she hasn’t moved on. When a complication with Nina’s pregnancy brings Callie in close contact with Nina’s smart and funny architect, Callie realizes she had better figure out whether she wants to open the door to the past—or she’ll risk missing out on her future. 


How would you react if you get to know that your ex-boyfriend from college has written a movie based on your relationship? The story revolves around Callie who is a thirty one year old preschool teacher who was supposed to move with her boyfriend Ethan just after college but they broke up with each other and never saw him again.

After which we get to follow her story after 10 years of the break up. She comes to know that her boyfriend has written a movie based on their failed relationship. Now the question arises, is Callie still has feelings for Ethan? I am not going to reveal much about what happens in the book but this is the premise of the story.

One thing I loved the most about the book was Callie’s character development by the each passing chapter. I can say that I really adored Callie as a fictional character. Her character was so relatable and at times I felt that I am a part of her life or she is my friend. This book was such a fast paced one. This is one of the best debut book I have read so far this year and I highly recommend checking this out since I enjoyed it a lot.

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