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Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner
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Feb 21, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: chicklit, own
Recommended to Lani by: Caryl
Read in August, 2008

One complaint I have - the cover on my book clearly shows a NOT FAT girl with a piece of cake next to her (not the same edition as this one). GRRRRR.

Though this book is about a size 16 woman, I think the feelings of being an ugly duckling are universal. Cannie is likeable and fun, and makes observations that I think we've all made at one time or another.

It is pretty clear that the book is the author's fantasy, but that isn't a terrible thing for a first book. I'm not sure how I feel about the way that the plot developed, but I didn't have the RAGE that some people seemed to about when Cannie finds herself thin after all.

The story isn't particularly realistic, but it's pretty clearly a Cinderella story. The famous actress as fairy godmother schtick was quite cute, and Prince Charming was as stereotypically perfect as you could expect. Though a bit of a prince in disguise himself.

My copy had a first chapter/preview of the sequel, and it piqued my interest. Sounds much less fairy tale and is perhaps a more realistic novel with the same characters. That could go well or could make it clear that the characters aren't quite as strong as expected.

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Caryl such a good book. wanna borrow it?

Lani sure!

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