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In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
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Feb 22, 08

Jennifer Weiner can write funny passages. There's the 80-something woman who uses her new computer to print fake parking permits. The fussy pug that prefers more elegant surroundings. Maggie's attempt to get into the MTV VJ auditions. I did grin a few times while reading this book.

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. They live together for awhile, then have a big falling out, then go through a period of personal growth, then once they've learned important life lessons, they live happily ever after.

So it's exactly what you'd expect. 500+ pages seems like a long march towards the inevitable.
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Shuzhan It's formulaic, even for chick lit. touché!

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