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Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
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Aug 01, 2012

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bookshelves: chick-lit, contemporary
Read from October 08 to 09, 2012

This book started out extremely strong. I mean, how is it possible that in a mere 50 pages, she had me not only forgiving the main character for the unforgivable transgression of cheating with her best friend's fiance, but totally rooting for them to get together? I was really impressed with how quickly Giffin developed the characters and played with my emotions.

Then came the middle. The long, boring, unending middle where I got so sick of hearing Dex-this and Dex-that, so sick of Rachel's absolute passive nature, that I wanted to punch them both. While I understood Rachel was afraid to lose him, I was in Hillary's camp, unable to bear watching them do nothing.

So while it started out great (and had a satisfying ending), it didn't turn out to be the five star book I was hoping it would.

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Reading Progress

10/08/2012 page 57
17.0% "Loving this book so far. Griffin has such an easy writing style, almost like you're girlfriends talking over lunch."

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