Review: The Intern by Dillon Khan

The InternWhen Jay Merchant lands an internship for the best job in music television, he is given a backstage pass to the biggest gig of his life. The velvet rope to the biggest VIP parties and hottest celebrities has been lifted and now he's got to capture it on camera. But with only six months to turn his intern dream into a real job, does he have what it takes? It's time to face the music...

I don’t think that I really have too much to say about The Intern, it was one of those reads that was entertaining if not exciting and totally realistic to read. I think that Khan did a great job in writing an entertaining story about a young man going into a job in the media and the highs and lows of the lifestyle. I can’t say I was gripped, I read this book over about a week and was reading other books in between, but I never wanted to put it off, I was reading it when I wanted a little reality in between the paranormal and science fiction books that I have been reading, or a little maturity between romantic teeny books. I think that maybe it was a bit mature for me (not mature in dirty, mature in grown up terms) because Jay was a few years older than myself (22 or 23?) and I think that I just couldn't relate to him as a character which is something that i look for in realistic fiction. 

I did love how well Khan wrote the ups and downs of a life in media, how 'miserable' Jay was when he started and how he gained and lost things. It was written so realistically and I believed every single though in Jay's head. I also liked how Jay was a completely honest character, just like any guy I might meet on the street I felt as though everything he did was something that I could see somebody in his position doing in real life. I didn't like a lot of his decisions but I believed them and I think that the reason I didn't really love Jay as a character just because he was such a real boy!

The place that this book went wrong is that it's being promoted as young adult fiction which was just not what I found when I read it and to be honest if had been pitched to me as what it actually is I just wouldn't have accepted it for review. I would recommend it to people maybe aged 20 to 30, or young adult readers that like more mature books, I don't really think it was my thing.

If you guys aren't sure about reading it I would recommend that you check out Raimy's review over at Readaraptor, since she had different thoughts on the book: Check it out here

Overall Rating: D+/C- 

This book was released April 5th by Penguin
Book received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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