It’s not that the protagonist does not pursue adventure. There’s plenty of it, though mostly of the unintentional kind. And she is certainly motivated by those Core Values. But to me the motivation didn’t lead to anything concrete and positive; and perhaps it’s because I’m older and (ahem) more mature that I just became more and more frustrated with her and wanted to just yell GROW UP ALREADY. My attention quickly re-focused to the much more entertaining supporting cast of characters: her parents, older sister, her former boss, her best friend, her ex-boyfriend; many of them seemed to exemplify the qualities the main character was pursuing.
At least the book was fairly short (172 pages), and the writing incredibly witty, otherwise I probably would have given up on this book once my impression of the main character turned negative. Maybe I’m just not in the right age group to properly appreciate the heroine’s efforts.