In Her Shoes
Really the only person who doesn't get forgiveness is Jim! Of course, he demanded it, didn't work on himself or earn it in any way. Perhaps there is a lesson in this, that forgiveness takes work.(less) (hide spoiler)]
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 ...more
Okay, In Her Shoes has one dumb sister and one smart sister. A pretty common theme for some writers but not my favorite. I couldn't really connect to either sister, Maggie or Rose, because it just didn't seem that realistic to me.
Before I get any hate comments or rants from people ...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
Unfortunately for the sisters, Maggie is forced to move in with ...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...more
But anyway, a nice light read, but with some interesting not always fun truth about family. It has this perfect balance between fun and seriousness. The sisters love each other, but there is this older younger sibling dynamic going on that has stuck since childhood. Both have things to learn and do in order to break away from that and that was well written and I was happy with the ending. It was good without becoming corny.
I love girl books but this one took way to long and the book ended about half way through.
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 ...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 ...more
Long story short I have it so I suppose I'll read it at some point.
Rose does take care of her as much as she can, but how do you help someone who doesn't want to be helped?
Maggie doesn't make it any easier. She decided to fight the world right back; the world includes Rose.
Rose is battling a few demons of her own, as well.
I will ...more
I read this book before the movie came out and I was so excited to see the movie after reading it. The movie is very close to the book, but of course the book is better! There is so much more you get from the book, though you can easily watch the movie without reading the book.
This is ultimately a story of sisters - their differences, their strengths and their weaknesses and the ultimate bond that glues them together for ...more
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 ...more