Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Who's starring in Something Borrowed the movie? According to Variety, Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski and Colin Egglesfield.
I'm not a fan of the series, but I am a huge fan of this cast!
Below is my original review...back before I clearly understood how reviews were to be written. It's kind of laugh-worthy, so I'm leaving it unedited. Enjoy!
Here is the original review I posted on Goodreads.com. Pre-Alison's Book Marks (You can tell by all the spoilers...sorry!)
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
This is why I rarely read "chick lit".
Within the first 30 pages of the book, our main character, Rachel, sleeps with her best friend's fiance, yet we are supposed to love her anyway. Giffin tries to make us feel okay about Rachel's betrayal by persuading us into not liking Rachel's BFF. So, the moral of the story is this: it's okay to fall in love with and steal your BFF's fiance, as long as she's a bitch? I'm not buying it. I was not rooting for this woman.
I also did not feel all warm and fuzzy with the end of the book. You know what I think? I think the cheating fiance should have been left alone while his bride-to-be ran off with his friend, and Rachel moved across the pond to start a new life. THAT would have been satisfying.
At the end of the edition I read, we get a sneak peak into the first couple pages of Something Blue, which picks up the story where this one leaves off, from the BFF's point of view. So, after Giffin spends 300 pages convincing us that the BFF is shallow, immoral, and deserved to be crushed, we are now supposed to rally around her side of the story? Not interested.
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