Thursday

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

Rachel and Darcy have been best friends since elementary school. They have been friends all throughout their teen years, college, and now as adults living in New York City. Rachel is the epitome of the good girl - she works as an attorney (although she hates it), lives in a nice studio, dates occasionally, not an over-drinker or party girl yet is always living in Darcy’s shadow. Darcy, on the other hand, has it all - she has the job of her dreams, has a hot fiancé, the perfect body, clothes and well... life. On Rachel’s 30th birthday, Darcy throws her a big bash and all is running smoothly until a couple of drinks, some bar hopping and a yummy make-out session finds her in bed with Dex (yep, her BFF’s fiancé).

I actually won this book through a giveaway on Goodreads.com and I absolutely loved it. I had my reservations when I read what the book was about as I’m not very thrilled at the thought of a best friend cheating with her friend’s significant other but the story played out well. I found myself rooting for Rachel, since she is the character I can relate to, despite the fact that she is the one breaking THE rule. All in all, the outcome was one that left me feeling good.

I thought the characters were realistic, the writing was sophisticated, and I found the complications that ensue genuine. It's a fun, silly, girly book - although it does have some thought-provoking questions about love, friendships and relationships in general.

I plan on reading Something Blue soon - because although Darcy was not the most loveable of characters, I think she also has a story tell. This is a great beach read or something you might wanna open up when you don’t want to think too much... mind candy.

7 comments:

Serena said...

I have not read this one, but I didn't like her Baby Proof novel. I may give this book a try.

Beth F said...

This sounds like a fun light read that is also well written. Thanks.

BellsforStacy said...

I've eyed these books for some time. I think I will add them to the list!

ANovelMenagerie said...

I liked this chick lit book. Here's my review: http://anovelmenagerie.com/ghost/2009/02/24/book-review-something-borrowed/.

I didn't end up with the baby book, but I just picked up Love The One You're With at the grocery store.

I know that I'll feel guilty if I don't get Something Blue and read that first. I guess I will...

Sheri

Veens said...

Nice :) Sounds like something I would like to read now :)

And I like the book cover too :)

Jess said...

Sounds like a fun read, thanks for the review.

michelle said...

I too have read this book and found it enjoyable. I too related more with Rachel than Darcy and many times I found the latter's selfishness and self-centered outlook on everything to be infuriating but that characterization certainly helped progress the overall story.

I've read Something Blue at this point and I liked it as well. I think you will enjoy how it helps some of these characters grow.

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