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- "Emily Giffin's characters were easy to relate to and had me nodding my head and giggling at the life of a young woman that could easily be me or one of my friends." in 20 reviews
- "that the uber popular girl doesn't always end up with the man of her dreams ..loved the follow up book to something blue...light easy reads...good for an afternoon read by the pool or on the beach" in 13 reviews
- "This whole series she wrote is so fun and I don't know how you won't love Emily Griffin if you read this." in 6 reviews
- "It's a good read for any time of the year (but I suggest it as a beach book, since it's an easy and quick read and it's not too emotionally heavy) I spent most of this book disliking Darcy a whole lot, and that didn't really change throughout, as I think it may have for some people." in 6 reviews
- "I really enjoyed thins book, it was easy to follow and I found I could relate to certain characters." in 6 reviews
I’m pretty bummed that it took me so long to read Something Borrowed, because I really liked it, even more than Something Blue. I felt it was easier to relate to the main character, Rachel, than to her “BFF” Darcy (the main character of the other book, Something Blue). And by “relating” I don’t mean “approving” Rachel’s behavior. I felt I could understand what she was going through and her finally realizing that to win some, you also have to be prepared to lose some.
Rachel is a transplant from Indiana, unhappily employed in NYC as an associate at a law firm. Her best friend, Darcy, is engaged to marry one of Rachel's friends from law school. Darcy is the perfect girl--pretty, vivacious, always gets what she wants, although somewhat petulant and demanding. Just a few months before the wedding, Rachel has a one night stand with Darcy's fiance that develops into a full fledged love affiar.
Emily Giffin treats what could be an awkward topic with respect and empathy for all the characters. Although Darcy is at times portrayed as a stereotype, most likely to be a better foil for Rachel's good girl persona, the reader is also treated to Darcy's sense of fun and loyalty. This is a remarkably well written first novel, and one that I highly recommend.
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