The Paper Wasp by Lauren Acampora is not at all what I expected, based on the description, but that’s not to say I didn’t enjoy it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Paper Wasp is Abby’s story, told by Abby herself. Acampora uses first person narration, at times having a stream of consciousness vibe, to tell of Abby’s highs and lows as she strives to make a name for herself in Los Angeles. She also introduces the reader to Elise, her friend and ticket out of Michigan. As both are focused on their respective, but different, career paths, it seems inevitable their paths will cross, but to what end?
This was a fun book to explore. I could really immerse myself in the story and the character of Abby, thanks to the first-person narration. At the same time, it made me wonder what REALLY happened during the story’s timeline, especially as I learned more about Abby and was witness to some of her later decisions.
If you want a good page-turner that dives into the mind of someone both motivated but twisted, a book with some unseen twists and turns, I highly recommend The Paper Wasp.