Friday, July 31, 2009

Book Review: Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

From Goodreads: The New York Times bestselling novel about a woman who falls in love with a man she shouldn't - "You don't have to lust after your best friend's boyfriend to worship this book. Here's a heroine you'll root for and a book you won''t want to put down" -Lauren Weisberger, author of The Devil Wears Prada

Rachel is an attorney living and working in Manhattan who has always been the good girl-until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend Darcy throws her a party. That night after too many drinks Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy's fiance. Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for him. As the September wedding date nears, Rachel has to choose. She discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk it all to win true happiness.
When I found this book from the local library and read the back cover, I was sure I would dislike Rachel, because she "steals" her best friends fiance. Me and my best friend Ida has been friends like 14 years now, and I was thinking that I could never do that kind of thing to her.

While reading the book my mind changed a lot. First of all, I did not hate Rachel. Someway I felt bad for her. She loves Dex and Dex loves her, but they cannot be together because of Darcy.
I also started to dislike Darcy. All the things the book tells about Darcy and Rachel's past make me feel even more worse for Rachel; Darcy has always been the number one on their friendship and she has always got everything Rachel has wanted without any effort.

Towards the end of the book things just kinda settle down easily, without any big problems. I did not like that. I wish everything would work that easily in life. I really enjoyed this book though and it was pretty fast to read.

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