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Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
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Oct 24, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 12th-grade-advisory

Something Borrowed
By Emily Griffen
322 pages

Ever did something you regret but somehow it felt like the right thing to do? Well that was the motto for Rachel. You see, Rachel and Darcy's were best friend since they were young; Rachel was always the book smart, quiet and shy whereas Darcy was charismatic, outgoing and seem to be the center of the attention. However, the problem starts when it is Rachel's 30th birthday and she feels like she has not lived her life the way she wanted. But things get out of hand,when it is Rachel sleeps with her best friends finance, Dex.

A complex friendship story with a touch of reality, this book was a joy to read due to the fact, of situation that Rachel got into, it showed the growth of the protagonist throughout the book- Rachel was stepping on foreign "grounds" and it was an challenging yet rewarding outcome. Something Borrowed, is a great book about the limits of friendship and how humans-imperfect people- sometimes get themselves in tough situation. However, Griffen does a great way, of showcasing that not all friendships run smoothly and that some friendships need to be tested.

Now there is an actual motion picture, of this book out in DVD, although there are some difference from the book to the movie, the book was portrayed well and the essences of the book was still presence. Not everyone is perfect and in this book it definitely shows how Rachel character, who is booksmart, start to make mistakes and is basically human too. These characters definitely more complex than meets the eyes. I would recommend this book.


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