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The Best Day of Someone Else's Life by Kerry Reichs
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Apr 06, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: chicklit, fiction
Recommended to Marte by: Waterstone's
Read in April, 2008

The Best Day of Someone Else’s Life is a funny, easy-going novel about marriage and weddings, narrated by twenty-something Vi Connelly. Vi attends about a dozen weddings throughout the novel, ranging from the sporty, the tacky, the traditional to the violent (!). Her adventures and mishaps are interspersed with passages debating the institution of marriage, the idea that your wedding is the best day of your life, and the alternatives to getting married.

The characters are all likeable and less stereotyped than expected, and there are some genuinely funny bits, especially the perverted movie titles. The book is well written and flows along at a good pace, and never gets boring. There are episodes that are clichéd or far-fetched, such as Vi’s adventures in the medical experiment, but on the whole the plot is believable and interesting. I found myself drawn into the plot and wanting to read on to find out what happened, which is always a good sign!

On the whole, The Best Day of Someone Else’s Life is an enjoyable and humorous novel about a topic of interest to a great many women, and perhaps men, out there. I would definitely recommend it as a beach read for a future bride- to-be, a comfort read for a hopeful future engaged-to-be or just as an enjoyable read for anyone interested in weddings!
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