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Preview — Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
Certain Girls (Cannie Shapiro #2)
The eagerly-awaited follow-up to Jennifer Weiner's blockbuster bestseller, Good in Bed
Listeners fell in love with Cannie Shapiro, the smart, sharp-tongued, bighearted heroine of Good in Bed. Now Cannie's back. After her debut novel -- a fictionalized (and highly sexualized) version of her life -- became an overnight bestseller, she dropped out of the public eye and turn...more
Now, "Certain Girls" is a sequel to Weiner's hit novel "Good in Bed". In my opinion, there are three types of sequels. The first type are those certain sequels that are great. They are even better than the original novel and it tend ...more
While initially I was a bit disappointed, "Certain Girls" is a fast read, and anyone looking for a continuing story of Cannie, Joy, Peter and the rest won't be sorry. While I don't want to give up any spoilers, I sobbed like crazy through my last half hour ...more
Certain Girls is the story of Cannie Shapiro, more than ...more
I will read the last couple of chapters to see how it ends. Even if it is a book that I like, I can read the end and then go back and finish it.
I have read other Jennifer Weiner books and really liked them, but I cant recommend this one.
Okay I tried to read the last few chapters. Then I came to the t ...more
Actually, the fabulous one-line ...more
The novel is alternatively narrated by Cannie and Joy. I found this confusing because it isn't clear who is narrating the chapter until you get a few paragraphs into it. The plot was predictable but the story was still enjoyable. Although, this book isn't as good as Good In Bed.
I hated the ending. ...more
The first Jennifer book I read was "In Her Shoes". I read it because I saw the movie adaption because I love the actress who plays the older sister. Being an only child I was totally enthralled by the relationship between the sisters in the book and the grandmother they didn't know. I loved watching how both sisters transformed and became different women. An ...more
Joy is preparing for her bat mitzvah, and Cannie is figuring out how to navigate being a wife, a mother of an adolescent, and a good Jewish mother all at once. The last she needs is for Joy to read the semi-autobiographical book Cannie wrote right after Joy's birth detailing ...more
Well, Cannie turned into a scaredy cat housewife/closet writer and Joy turned into a typical teenager.
“Certain Girls” takes place 13 years after the end of “Good in Bed.” Cannie is married to Dr. K and Joy is in middle school, preparing for her bat mitzvah. We find out in flas ...more
To be sure: skip the ending. BUT - ...more
Well, it turns out that I didn't remember Good In Bed as well as I thought, but Certain Girls certainly stands on its own. I think (but, you know, I can't be sure) that ...more
I wish I could have given this book a higher rating but I found myself extremely frustrated with both Cannie and Joy.
Joy should have been slapped and grounded somewhere around page 25.
Cannie needed someone (Samantha!) to grab her by the shoulders and shake her into reality.
What happened to my strong heroine of "Good in Bed"?
Where did the neurotic, coddling-her-child-too-much, insecure woman of "Certain Girls" come from? We get some answers toward the middle of the book but it still did ...more
I have to say that I while I was able to suspend my disbelief for many things, I had issues with the ending of Good in Bed…most significantly, why the “pusher” was not arrested and why Cannie’s family didn’t seem concerned about that. (If you read Good in Bed you will know what I mean.) That leads me to another warning, if you didn’t read Good in Bed, most of this boo ...more