Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum's Reviews > Second Chance

Second Chance by Jane Green
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Feb 16, 2011

did not like it

This book was recommended to be by someone at work, and I'm not looking forward to telling her I hated it! This book was essentially about the following: a group of school friends lose touch, two of them marry the wrong man, one of the friends in the group dies prompting a get together. They all are having a mid life crisis of some kind, one of which involves adultery, one of which involves alcoholism, another involving an accidental pregnancy and another a divorce.

At the end of the book, all the main characters have a happy ending and the book is all neatly tied up. Hardly realistic, and definitely not my sort of book. I don't enjoy romance books (elements of that here), I don't enjoy books where the character commits adultery (tick), and I don't enjoy books about regular people living their lives but having a nice happy ending written for them. Boring!

Having said all of that, I've noticed that Jane Green is a 'best selling author' and what I have gained from reading this book is the knowledge that I don't like her style and won't be picking up another of her books.
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message 1: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne Bummer! I keep seeing this on the shelf of a charity store I go to every week they're only a dollar, so there's no reason I wouldn't/shouldn't pick it up. I pick up a lot! So it looks like a good choice here!

Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum Well, just because I didn't like it, doesn't mean you won't. For a dollar though, it might be worth a shot? Let me know what you decide.

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