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She's Come Undone

She's Come Undone

BY WALLY LAMB

4.5 out of 5 stars
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  • 4 Stars12%
  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star3%
4.53 / 5 based on 89 Reviews

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  • "I read this years ago and I still count this on my top ten list of best books ever read." in 6 reviews
  • "I read this book in high school and I could 100% relate... A young girl who is lost and not sure what she's doing with her life." in 5 reviews
Edoka W.
Atlanta
17 reviews
I read She's Come Undone ages ago and I still consider it my favorite book-- as a matter of fact, I've read it twice and purchased it for multiple friend's. It's a book, that I believe most people can relate to; hence, it's easy to get lost into the world of the main character. She's profound and complex and incredibly human. I can't wait to allow my teenage daughter to read it! Also, I've met the author, Wally Lamb, and he is a beautiful soul.  
Ramona A.
Gig harbor, WA
163 reviews
She's come undone, is the 1 book I have read so many times that I've burned through 3 copies over the past 16 years. The story of Delores Proce, the heroine, underdog, identified with girl who loses, finds, loses herself again only to finally realize she was never really lost but actually becoming undone.


"The irony,” he said, “… is that now that I’m this blind man, it’s clearer to me than it’s ever been before. What’s the line? ‘Was blind but now I see…’” He stopped and put his lips to the plastic straw. Juice went halfway up the shaft, then back down again. He motioned the drink away. “You accused me of being a saint a while back, pal, but you were wrong. Gary and I were no different. We fought…said terrible things to each other. Spent one whole weekend not speaking to each other because of a messed up phone message… That time we separated was my idea. I thought, well, I’m fifty years old and there might be someone else out there. People waste their happiness--That’s what makes me sad. Everyone’s so scared to be happy.”
“I know what you mean,” I said.
His eyes opened wider. For a second he seemed to see me. “No you don’t,” he said. “You mustn’t. He keeps wanting to give you his love, a gift out and out, and you dismiss it. Shrug it off because you’re afraid.”
“I’m not afraid. It’s more like…” I watched myself in the mirror above the sink. The mask was suddenly a gag. I listened.
“I’ll give you what I learned from all this,” he said. “Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.”
― Wally Lamb, She's Come Undone
Amy R.
Alpharetta, GA
166 reviews
It has been a long time since I have read this book but I do remember loving it! I think the one point that really sticks with me id how Wally Lamb was really able to capture the emotions of a woman without actually being a woman!! That is not so easy but he nailed it!
ashley a.
Tolland, CT
250 reviews
Great book. I love Wally Lamb; i was introduced to him when I read his book with stories from the women's prison. The lack of self esteem and emotional abuse she inflicts on herself and from others is something that almost every teenager can relate to
Christa S.
Mogadore, OH
209 reviews
This book is a really good read. I feel like a lot of people really can relate to the book just like I did. When I first picked this up I wasn't too sure if I was going to like it but it ended up being one of my favorites.
Katy R.
Shawnee, KS
195 reviews
One of my go to reads, I always come back to this every few years. The older I get, the more I sympathize with Dolores at her different ages through the novel. Lovely writing and interesting to see the world through a male authors version of a woman's perspective.
Kristen T.
157 reviews
I read this book about ten years ago and it's still in my top ten. Well written, relatable and it makes you feel something. This book sticks with you long after you're done reading it.
Carissa P.
Dushore, PA
168 reviews
I read another book by him and decided to pick this one up when I saw it at a yard sale. I really enjoyed it and his writing. It's a great way to see into someone's life and struggles they endure. I would recommend this book and others by this author.
Janet D.
21 reviews
'She's Come Undone' is one of my top 10 all time favorite reads. The first time I read it was a loan from a friend and I never connected the dots that it was written by a man until after the fact. I just wanted something to take my mind off of real life for a while and this certainly did the trick. Lamb takes the idea of the quintessential chick lit coming of age novel to a whole new level. Starting from childhood you follow the highs and lows (with infinitely more lows than highs!) of Delores Price into adulthood. The average person cannot relate wholly to Delores life but there something about her that everyone can relate to on some level. There are many great quotable lines, you will laugh, you will cry, you will be angry and you will rejoice. At the end of the novel you will identify with Delores at one point in her life or another. And that is what makes a great coming of age story.
Haley F.
Keyser, WV
97 reviews
I really loved this book! I had bought it a long time ago from a yard sale but never read it until recently because I thought I could relate well with the main character. This book is about a girl's upbringing and becoming a woman. She endures many different struggles in her life such as being raped, her mother's suicide, and going off to college as an obese woman in the 70s with binge eating disorder, as well as falling in love, getting married, then divorced. This book kept me turning pages and the neat thing is the author is actually a male writing in a woman's viewpoint.
Diem N.
Antioch, CA
99 reviews
Is this a good book to read for the beach?
Natalie V.
Zion, Il
138 reviews
Is this a good book?
Melissa S.
Racine, WI
64 reviews
What is your favorite Wally Lamb book?
Daphne B.
Hampton, VA
1 review
What did you learn after reading this book?
Jessica G.
Philadelphia, PA
339 reviews
Have you read any other books by this author? Are they any good?

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