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message 1: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie You gotta be honest. The movie is crap yet I watch it whenever it's on TV.


message 2: by mich (new)

mich The movie didn't make much of an impression on me either -- all I remember is that Jim made me laugh a couple times and that's it :P


message 3: by Maida (new)

Maida I'm so sorry, Mich. I think that I steered you in the wrong direction. :(

I was able to re-read this novel recently, & I have to admit that it didn't make quite as much of an impression on me as it did 4 years ago. I can TOTALLY understand how "a novel about crappy friends doing a shitload of crappy things to each other" could turn a reader off.

I guess that for me, the thing that I liked about this novel was its honest portrayal of women. (NOT "ALL" women are this way, but sadly MANY women are). It never ceases to amaze me how catty, competitive & cruel women can be towards one another. (We should be supporting one another, but for some reason, women tend to judge women harsher than men do). :(

We've read many books about toxic romantic relationships b/w men & women. However, we RARELY come across books that feature toxic friendships between two girls/two women. I loved how this novel portrayed the toxicity of Rachel & Darcy's friendship. It showed how their lifelong friendship brought out the WORST in both of them... & how it was really time to sever ties and put an end to the codependence.

If you ever do read Something Blue, I think that you'll come to appreciate Darcy's transformation. PLUS, one of the things that the reader realizes in Something Blue is that Darcy & Rachel BOTH become better people once they've severed ties or kept communication to a minimum. The changes in each of them is really quite dramatic.

Anyway, I'm not suggesting that you read Something Blue. You probably have no desire to revisit this series ever again. ;) But just in case you're interested, I will tell you now that Rachel has barely anything to do w/ the 2nd book. It's all about Darcy & Ethan. So in that respect, you won't have to deal with "a crappy group of friends" doing "a shitload of crappy things to each other." Lol.

A great & honest review, Mich! :)


message 4: by mich (new)

mich No need to apologize at all Maida! :D And anyway, most of my friends on here who read this book rated it 4-5 stars, so I think it's a 'just not for me' kinda thing :) I see what you're saying about their friendship, and I totally agree! (hehe, I just didn't enjoy reading about it in the book I guess)

I did adore Ethan though, so I'll still read the next one.


message 5: by Maida (new)

Maida mich wrote: "No need to apologize at all Maida! :D And anyway, most of my friends on here who read this book rated it 4-5 stars, so I think it's a 'just not for me' kinda thing :) I see what you're saying about..."

Ethan is, HANDS DOWN, the best part of Something Blue. If you adored him in the few scenes from Something Borrowed, then you will be SWOONING in Something Blue. He's definitely one of the BEST literary heroes I've ever come across. He's funny, loyal, smart, strong, principled & frank. There's no bullshit with him. He'll tell you EXACTLY what he thinks. And I just love an intellectual guy who reads & writes novels! *fan-girling* *sigh* :)


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