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3.75  ·  Rating details ·  32,428 ratings  ·  2,944 reviews
Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued by the boy who shows up all alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy's taken back to the emergency room and Rachel's sent back to her bed, the ...more
Hardcover, 388 pages
Published August 11th 2015 by Atria Books
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Brandie
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, read-2015
It has been several years since I've read a Jennifer Weiner book, and I would normally categorize her books as fluffy chick lit. Well, Weiner has upped her game and blew me away with her new novel. This is not a fluffy, beach read to me. This was a heartfelt, emotional story about the great love of two individuals who find out that love isn't always enough, and sometimes life takes you down a different path than you ever imagined.

They meet in a hospital when they are kids. Rachel has a heart con
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Aestas Book Blog
OMG!!!!!! This blurb gave me SHIVERS!!! Holy wow!!! It's described as an "unforgettable story about true love, real life, and second chances..."

"Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are just eight years old when they meet one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she’s intrigued by the boy who shows up alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy’s taken back to a doctor and Rachel’s sent back to her b
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Melissa
“You have my heart.”

Who What Do You I Love? This book! I couldn't put it down.

There were times I was happy, giddy and excited for Andy and Rachel. But there were other times, I was really upset and disappointed with the choices they made. Isn't that life though? I think that’s one of the reasons why I enjoyed this so much - it felt genuine. Being riddled with the ups-and-downs that any relationship goes through, lent the story an honest quality.

What I adored most of all was that through every
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Stacey
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 It has been a while since I've read Jennifer Weiner and Who Do You Love is exactly what I expected and I loved every page of it.

Who Do You Love is the kind of romance that sneaks up on you. Andy and Rachel meet when they are 8 years old. They are both in the hospital; Andy for a broken arm and Rachel for a heart defect. For her the hospital is home away from home, but eventually she could lead a healthy life. They become friends and over a 30 year span they meet periodically and even moved i
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Jennifer
★★
Who Do You Love is a women's fiction novel written by author: Jennifer Weiner. This is a likable love story that takes the long way around so-to-speak. The pace is slow which unfortunately affected how consistently engaged I felt and the characters weren't developed in a way that caused me to feel much investment in them. There were however interesting elements written into the their individual stories, such as family, medical, cultural, religious, economic, and racial dynamics.

Based on my ow
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Lisa Burris
Let me start by saying that I love Jennifer Weiner's writing. I really do - I love it. This novel, however, is not one of her best.

Upper middle-class Rachel and poverty-stricken Andy meet by accident in a hospital waiting room when they are children. Their lives keep intersecting, seemingly at random, as they grow to adulthood. The premise is that their love (and, in such instances, they're bound to fall in love, right?) is meant to be. This plot is trite and, frankly, it's been done before. Th
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Richard
Aug 11, 2015 marked it as on-hiatus
Shelves: reviewed
That should be Whom.
Megan Johnson
Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Who Do You Love is the story of a fortunate girl with a heart problem, and a boy who turns to running when everything else seems outside of his control. And between Rachel and Andy, there are plenty of times where it's appropriate to question, 'who DO you love?'

I've felt like the multi-perspective stories have been having a moment over the last several years, and for the most part this book just seems to blend in with the rest in terms of its style. What it does do especially well is progress th
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Tanesha
May 18, 2015 rated it liked it
I hate to do it, but this one was just a little better than OK for me, 2.5-3 stars so I rounded up. The story was one I feel has been done many times and lacked the humorous dialogue I'm used to in Weiner's writing. 2 kids meet in a hospital for a brief time, become friends/start dating in high school. Each chapter is one of their stories and while interesting in parts, more so Andy's story than Rachel's, it kind of plodded along. They fall in love, life gets in the way so they break up, meet up ...more
Heather Donovan
Aug 17, 2015 rated it liked it
I wish I could give this book 2.5 stars. Three is being generous.

Good in Bed is my all-time favourite Jennifer Weiner book. But oh, how the mighty have fallen.

What genre is this book? The first half of it is a YA novel; the second half is mostly about sports.

Oh and let's throw in a few gratuitous sex scenes to make it a bodice-ripper. (Okay, they were not that bad).

In reading this, I didn't care much for the character of Rachel. In the beginning she is portrayed as a protagonist; she suffers fro
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Mareira
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Όταν οι εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος μου πρότειναν να διαβάσω το ρομαντικό μυθιστόρημα δέχτηκα με μεγάλη χαρά απλά και μόνο αντικρύζοντας το εξώφυλλο. Στη συνέχεια μελέτησα την περίληψη και σιγουρεύτηκα πως θα ήταν ένα υπέροχο αναγνωστικό ταξίδι. Η ιστορία επικεντρώνεται γύρω από τη Ρέιτσελ Μπλουμ και τον Άντι Λάντις που γνωρίζονται στα επείγοντα περιστατικά στο νοσοκομείο, όταν ήταν στην τρυφερή ηλικία των 8 ετών. Δυστυχώς η Ρέιτσελ έχει περάσει μεγάλο μέρος της ζωής στο νοσοκομείο αφού πάσχει από συγ ...more
Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
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What is with that ending!!! I'm just going to make up the ending that I want so there.

*MILD SPOILERS*

We all know from the blurb that Rachel and Andy meet in an ER waiting room when they are only 8 years-old. What you don't know is they keep in touch over many years. I mean from like 8 until their 30's they keep in touch and even briefly have a romance or just come together here and there and say how much they love each other and so forth and so on.

I felt bad
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Marla
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
For different reasons people come in and out of your life. Sometimes only once and sometimes several times. Rachel and Andy meet for the first time when they are 8-years-old when Rachel is in a Miami hospital for heart disease and Andy is there for a possible broken arm that he sustained while leaning over a balcony looking for his Mom. He was from Philadelphia visiting. Rachel tells him a story while waiting for his Mom to show up. They don't see each other again until they are both 16-year-old ...more
Claudia
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just wanted to say that this is one of my favorite books this year, I loved so much that I couldn’t stop reading!
Andy met Rachel at the hospital when they were both 8 years old. From this point until the end of the book you will met 2 people that love each other so much that even with broken hearts and over the course of 30 years they still loved each other. I thought Andy made a lot of mistakes, big ones that was almost impossible to forgive, but he was a lost boy and them a lost man, he was
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Claire Robinson
Jul 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 - "You told me a story." Stars!

Who Do You Love is the first book that I have read by Jennifer Weiner, and I would certainly look to read more from her in the future. This is a story that spans 30 odd years, and takes in the lives of two very different, yet also deeply connected people.

Rachel and Andy meet when they are 8, in an ER of all places, Andy is waiting for his errant mother to arrive so he can receive treatment, Rachel being a frequent flyer on the hospital wards is hanging out and
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Brenda
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
You know that feeling when you're reading a book and you just can't wait to get back to it? You bring it with you in your bag all day, hoping that an appointment will be late, just so that you can read an extra page or two. You stay up way past your bedtime because you just can't put it down.

That's exactly how I feel every time I pick up a Jennifer Weiner book. And WHO DO YOU LOVE is no exception. I couldn't read it fast enough-- I was so absorbed in the worlds of Rachel and Andy, so invested in
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Maree Repa
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I so loved this beautiful book. I couldn't put it down all day. Such a lovely story of two very different people that met up. They're deemed to be to be forever each other forever. Their life can have up and downs. But so beautifully written. I truly loved this one a lot!!
Thyago | MrsMargotBlog
3,4
This reading was a bit bipolar to me, the beginning was very slow and when I started to like reading I could not stop.
We are very fond of Andy, a sweet and lovely boy. Rachel irritate us a little, she ends up disappointing us with her attitudes from her teenage years until the beginning of her adult life, but it is already in adulthood that Andy disappoints us and we live a reverse, we started liking Rachel more than Andy. This book doesn't talk about second chances but multiple chances.
And
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Nawal
I seem to have a thing for reading about long-term romances / first loves. I think they are definitely my most favourite kind of books to read. And with this being of a similar nature, of course I couldn’t help loving it!

Andy and Rachel once meet at the hospital when they’re 8 years old…and destiny keeps bringing them together through different stages of their lives. Rachel’s character goes through different stages before she truly finds what she wants to do with her life, and Andy is on a journ
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Kayla at MyBookMuse
Jul 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
"I was born with a broken heart."

This past year I have been making it a point to read books from authors I've heard of but are ultimately new to me. Jennifer Weiner is one of those authors. I've heard about Good in Bed, saw the movie version of In Her Shoes, but have yet to read anything from her! I decided to rectify that with Who Do You Love. Not only did I love the simplistic cover but that synopsis had my heart thumping. While I ultimately am glad to finally say that Jennifer is not a new-t0
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Judy Collins
Jennifer Weiner returns with WHO DO YOU LOVE, her 12th book, and first love story, a grown up emotional book about life, love, dreams, fate, and complications— mixed with wit, humor, and brutal honesty.

A love story is sparked by the chance encounter at a hospital between Rachel Blum, a privileged Jewish Floridian, and Andy Landis, a poor, bi-racial boy from Philadelphia, who later in life becomes an Olympic athlete. Two young children are looking for the perfect grown-up life.

Rachel Blum has
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Elaine
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
For the most part I really enjoyed this read. It is a story about soul mates and destiny. Rachel and Andy first meet in a hospital waiting room when they are eight years old and they instantly “connect” and their lives intertwine over the next thirty or so years. It certainly seems to be a question of “opposites attract”. Rachel comes from a wealthy Jewish family and in many respects leads something of a charmed spoiled existence. On the other hand, Andy is of mixed race and comes from a very po ...more
Cynthia
Aug 18, 2015 rated it liked it
The title of this book is particularly apt since the characters ask themselves this very question throughout the book…not that they always ask it well or listen to their hearts but they ask it nonetheless. This is a love story through and through so don’t expect anything glaringly literary. It’s fun and heartbreaking and heartwarming all at once and would be a good travel or beach read. I think older teens or young adults would particularly be drawn to the storyline. The number of coincidences s ...more
N.N. Light
Who Do You Love by one of my absolute favorite authors, Jennifer Weiner, tugs at your heartstrings and makes you believe in the power of love. It's heart-breaking (especially the hospital scenes) and I was instantly attached to the main characters. So life-like, I felt their presence follow me around. A beautiful story and one I highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars
Liz
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
Jennifer Weiner rarely disappoints. In my humble opinion,this is her masterpiece. A story that takes you into the depth of every memory you have of first love. I wanted to crawl inside and live in this book.
Carla Palmeiro
Aug 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars
Just finished reading this book; my first by this author and can’t quite say I’m that impressed. It’s definitely not a bad book but it is far from being an amazing one; it’s cute and romantic, sometimes endearing, sometimes boring and flat.

You follow one couple’s relationship since meeting in childhood up until they finally end up together and this is a possible spoiler - literally 10 pages before the end. In the meantime, they are on and off and on again; go through life, failed relationships,
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Lynne
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I truly enjoyed this story and Jennifer Weiner is a wonderful writer!! It's a very sweet story with ups and downs that mostly leave you feeling good. It is exactly what I've needed after reading dark and heavy stories. I will always read books by this author.
♡ Kim ♡
Jun 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: i-own, giveaway-wins, arc
Torn between 3 or 4 stars.

I didn't love this book like I thought I would.

I definitely had higher expectations.


Gina *loves sunshine*
Sep 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook, 2015
I just looked up how many books I have read by Jennifer Weiner - this book is the 6th one! The only 2 books I really remember are In Her Shoes and Good and Bed - those were real standouts! It was years ago and I can actually remember those characters...which is saying a lot!

The other books were 2-3 star reads...a nice good story but not an overall attachment or love for the characters...and this book falls in that category. I liked the story and it really held my attention, it was sweet and hit
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Leah
Aug 25, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
I did not like this book. I thought it was ridiculous. I did not like either main character. I thought their relationship was fake. There was dialogue like:

"Hi. Are you hungry?"
"Yes"
"Do you want to get some food?"
"Sure"

Ugh. And it dragged on and on and on and on and on with unnecessary details.

And the ended was totally rushed. Like Weiner's editor she had to finish NOW!
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Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of sixteen books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, and, coming this June, Mrs. Everything. A graduate of Princeton University and contributor to the New York Times Opinion section, she lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.
“I wanted love, the big love, the kind people wrote songs and made movies about. I wanted to be the center of some guy’s universe, the only thing he could think about. I wanted to matter that way.” 13 likes
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