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Preview — In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
In Her Shoes (Female Fiction Boxset)
Typically, this isn't my kind of book and, if the rating system allowed for half stars, I would have more accurately given it a 2 1/2. This is one of those it was the right book for the right time scenarios. I had just finished reading Nineteen Eighty-Four and Fahrenheit 451 and, suffering a dystopian hangover, needed something light that didn't involve too much thinking. This certainly fit the bill.
From the get-go we have a stereotypical plot: two sisters (one pre ...more
Unfortunately for the sisters, Maggie is forced to move in with R ...more
But glimmers of situational humor aren't enough to overcome the bigger problems with this novel. It's formulaic, even for chick lit. Two sisters don't get along - one's chubby and bookish, the other a wild party girl. ...more
I read Weiner hoping to find a new stronger "Good In Bed" but never do. This book was entertaining but not good. I refused to watch the movie because the main character should be at lest a tad fat. Instead, in typical Hollywood fashiong, they just made a thin girl homely.
This book was recommended to me by a friend, and I'm gonna be honest, I was a little skeptical of it. I am not one to really get into girly books: books about shopping, and dating, and partying. I usually like the more dramatic fiction, but I fell in love with this one!
The story is ultimately about two sisters: the free spirit, partying, beautiful sister, and the uptight, chunky, plain sister. The only thing these sisters have in common is the death of their mother and shoes. So begins the st...more
I decided to give the book 1 more chance after I read a few reviews on it proclaiming that it was all going to get resolved... among other things ~ yes there were a few spoilers out there, but they helped me to come back to the book, so I was grateful.
After starting th ...more
I love girl books but this one took way to long and the book ended about half way through.
It's the story of three women. Rose Feller is a plain, conservative, bright thirty-year-old lawyer in Philadelphia. Her younger sister Maggie is a learning-disabled, shallow, irresponsible young woman who loses one job after another and keeps a string of boyfriends. Ella Hirsh is an old widow in Florida w ...more
The aspects I liked about this book were, in the beginning you thought it would be just about how messed up one of th ...more
Sick of taking care of her little sister, Rose throws Maggie out, quits her job at the law firm and unexpectedly starts a dog care business. Maggie, with nowhere to go runs to the one place she never thought she’d fit i ...more
"Meet Rose Feller. She's thirty years old and a high powered attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She has an exercise regime she's going to start next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses, gaze into her eyes, and tell her that she's beautiful. She al ...more
Like GOOD IN BED Weiner has a plump protagonist, which I approve of. This, perhaps, is why her work is denigrated as "women's fiction." Rose is a lawyer who has the misfortune of falling in love with one of her firm's partners. Her messed-up sister Maggie comes to visit and basically throws a hand-grenade into Rose's life. Maggie moves out, ...more
My notes from BookCrossing: Another fun book by Jennifer Weiner. Not quite as humorous as Good in Bed, a little deeper and a little more introspective, this one is good, but not as good as GIB. Maybe the author was trying too hard to write a more serious book? It's a fascinating story of 2 sisters trying to navigate through life withou ...more
Her book tackles many serious underlying social issues and delve into the complex landscape of family ties and secrets. It is well written, funny and an enjoyable read.
Yes, it is chick-lit - but it is "chick-lit for a b ...more
I would love to see more development, (either in this novel, or in some other novel, whether it be by Weiner or any other author), of the fallout from a learning disability. So many times, modifications are made for a student with disabilities, but when students leave school and go to university, or off into the world, what happens to them? How ...more
I guess I cared enough about the characters to dislike them, both.
Overall, I didn't like this. I never like books that are popular among the ladies. Too cheesy and too predictable. Men aren't like they are in these books. They're not huge heartless assholes or pathetic doting cheesewads. And I don't want to imagine them that way.
Vicino, sempre più vicino della stessa autrice, mi era piaciuto molto, e speravo che la cosa si ripetesse con A letto con Maggie. Purtroppo, però, così non è stato: la storia è prevedibilissima sin dalle prime righe, costruita male, noiosa. Non l'ho lasciata perdere solo perché non avevo nient'altro da leggere...
Si tenta di dare un qualche spessore ai personagg ...more
Historien som sådan er måske ikke så usædvanlig, men den er bare rigtigt godt skrevet.