A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "I enjoyed this book. It was not my favourite Emily Giffin book, but it was still a good read."
This book was average. I enjoyed reading Something Borrowed and Something Blue more then this one. I still say if you like Emily's novels you should give this one a chance and read it. You won't know you like it until you do.
I found this book ok. I didn't like this book as much as Something Borrowed and Something Blue. I didn't like the fact that she was complaining in the whole entire book whether she wanted to have kids or not. Trying not to spoil the ending for future readers but I found the ending very disappointing. You would think the ending is predictable but it's actually not. I did like the fact tough that she somewhat connected this book to Something Blue. Ethan and Darcy was mentioned in this book and I was so happy to hear about them. So that was basically the only thing I enjoyed about the book,everything else was a drag on. Two Stars.
nowhere near as good as Something Borrowed or Something Blue
Wow. What a great book! I could not put this one down. I found it to be realistic and my heart went out to the main character who basically knew what she wanted and was honest enough to say it.
I hated this book. Unlike the previous two books in this "series," I found zero redeeming qualities in the main character. She was arrogant and self-centered and I found myself hoping she wouldn't end up happy. And after finishing the book, I found it to be totally pointless and a waste of time.
This was the first of Emily Giffin's books I've ever read, which goes to say I will be looking into reading the others very soon. I loved it.
I was surprised to find I didn't like this book at all. The beginning was dry but I kept waiting for it to get better because I loved "Something Blue" and "Heart of the Matter". Maybe it was because it seemed to be aimed at a middle-aged audience rather than teenagers. The plot of the book focuses on a marriage that begins to crumble since the wife has never wanted kids and the husband who used to be on that same page isn't anymore. I'm fifteen, so I couldn't relate to any of this. I didn't make it past page forty and I found it extremely disappointing.
I liked this book for what it was - an easy, no-brainer, summer read. I didn't read too much into it; however, I was annoyed by a few things, mostly the divorce. I have a hard time believing that a happy, well-matched couple would separate and divorce so quickly and without any attempts at reconciliation or mitigation.
Also, another annoyance is the constant name dropping, which is why I tend to stay away from "chick lit". Her Burberry trench, her Cartier watch, dinner at Babbo, new Manolos, etc. It just gets tired after a while. Not every woman is so caught up in material things and the one character in the novel who seems not to care about labels, Daphne, is labelled as simple and dowdy. Give me a break! It's unbelieveable and shallow.
another winner by giffin! :) she's great at exploring relationships and female friendships, all in the same books. this one throws in all sorts of motherhood questions and it raises a lot of challenges that "modern" women are facing. i don't always understand or agree with the main character's decisions, but it was a book I read in one sitting - I was THAT engrossed!
this was a pretty good book :)
There are no ages for this title yet.
There are no notices for this title yet.
There are no quotes for this title yet.