Book Review / Shirlene Obuobi

Shirlene Obuobi | On Rotation

The Book: 

On Rotation by Shirlene Obuobi
Published June 21st 2022 by Avon Books
Date read: March 17, 2022

The Characters: 

Angie

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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The Plot (from Goodreads):

Angie Appiah is the epitome of the Perfect Immigrant Daughter. She’s got it all: medical school credentials, a handsome lawyer boyfriend, and ride-or-die friends. But what happens when everything falls apart? Her boyfriend dumps her, she bombs the most important exam of her medical career, and her closest confidante and roommate pulls away, telling Angie she’s more wrapped up in herself than in her friends.

Angie is crushed. She’s always faced her problems by working “twice as hard to get half as far and until now, that’s done well for her. When did life get so complicated? Suddenly, she begins to question everything: her career choice, her friendships, even why she’s attracted to men who don’t love her as much as she loves them. And just when things couldn’t get more confusing, enter Ricky, brilliant, thoughtful, sexy, but who has wasteman practically tattooed across his forehead. For someone who’s always been in control, Angie realizes that there’s one thing she can’t plan on: matters of her heart.

The Review: 

On Rotation ends on Angie’s match day, and I finished reading it the night before my boyfriend’s match. How perfect is that?

I loved this story, and not just because of the parallels I could find to Pat’s medical school experience. Angie is such a great MC. She has a lot to juggle between medical school and the expectations of her family, not to mention keeping up a personal life. I loved the depth of Angie and Ricky’s relationship–no easy insta-love here! Instead, we got well-developed, deep emotions and well-written characters.

Angie’s friend group was amazing too!

I would rank On Rotation up there with Kimmery Martin’s medical thrillers, which I adore. This book is not to be missed!

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