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Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
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Jun 03, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: chicklit
Read in May, 2006

takes place in nyc, which normally screams annoying, spoiled and rich characters but since they are not from new work originally, they where a bit more normal and down to earth. the protag, Rachel, is a lawyer who hates her job (sound familiar? getting a bit redundant here!) and ends up in bed with her best friends fiancee before the end of the first chapter which happens to also be dealing with celebrating her 30th birthday (rerun much?). the main story line of the book deals with her issues with her best friend. since the relationship with the fiancee is always good and never turns sour, except for a second near the end and wraps up quickly, the book mainly deals with her very competitive, but beautiful and ditzy best friend while Rachel plays the dowdy-always trying to do the right thing role. until now. there are no repercussions of her relationship with the fiancee until the very end when it turns out the best friend had been hiding some secrets in her closet as well, throughout the summer, leading up to the big day that never happens. all the characters in the book had a purpose, except maybe the parents, but their role was very small and not too overwhelming. the book wraps up neatly at the end with no major questions unanswered on what happens to the people you are meant to care most about.

grade: B+

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