Author: Lauren Weisberger

Narrators: Thérèse Plummer

Publication Date: May 18, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Description

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada and When Life Gives You Lululemons comes a highly entertaining, sharply observed novel about sisters, their perfect lives…and their perfect lies.

A seat at the anchor desk of the most-watched morning show. Recognized by millions across the country, thanks in part to her flawless blond highlights and Botox-smoothed skin. An adoring husband and a Princeton-bound daughter. Peyton is that woman. She has it all.


Skye, her sister, is a stay-at-home mom living in a glitzy suburb of New York. She has degrees from all the right schools and can helicopter-parent with the best of them. But Skye is different from the rest. She’s looking for something real and dreams of a life beyond the PTA and pickup.


Max, Peyton’s bright and quirky seventeen-year-old daughter, is poised to kiss her fancy private school goodbye and head off to pursue her dreams in film. She’s waited her entire life for this opportunity.


One little lie. That’s all it takes. For the illusions to crack. For resentments to surface. Suddenly the grass doesn’t look so green. And they’re left wondering: will they have what it takes to survive the truth?

Book Review

Where the Grass is Green and the Girls are Pretty is an interesting novel about a college admission scandal. This story grabbed my attention from the very beginning and held it throughout the book. I really enjoyed getting to know the different characters and seeing how the y reacted to different situations. Family is an important part of this book as well as the different relationships between the family members. Friendships as well as familial relationships are tested. The characters are all put in difficult situations and find out who they can count on. This was the first book I read by Lauren Weisberger, and now I understand why so many people love her. I recommend Where the Grass is Green and the Girls are Pretty for fans of books focused on family and scandal.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Therese Plummer and really enjoyed her narration. She did a great job bringing this story to life.

Thank you Random House and Penguin Random House Audio for Where the Grass is Green and the Girls are Pretty.

About the Author

Lauren Weisberger is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of When Life Gives You LululemonsThe Singles GameRevenge Wears PradaLast Night at Chateau MarmontChasing Harry WinstonEveryone Worth Knowing, and The Devil Wears Prada—most of which were top five bestsellers. The Devil Wears Prada was published in forty languages and made into a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Elton John and Paul Rudnick are adapting The Devil Wears Prada for the stage. Her books have sold more than thirteen million copies worldwide. A graduate of Cornell University, she lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children.

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