Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

19 Jul

Hello, all.

This is J.B. and I’m glad to be here, saying (hopefully) helpful, inspiring things and whatnot. I figured I’d start out with something easy. So for now, I’ll just talk a bit about Emily Giffin’s novel Something Borrowed, since I just finished it a few days ago. I knew about its movie adaptation first, which had the same title and its “iconic” ring on the cover. There were a few changes from the book to the movie, but from what I can tell, it’s just to make characters easier to understand without knowing all that extra background info you get from the book.

Although I felt it was overall a pretty good novel – the characters are believable, the sex scenes are classy enough and don’t remind you of a cheap romance novel from Wal-Mart, and it has its highly amusing moments – I probably won’t pick up the second book, Something Blue. I was far more interested in knowing how the story’s crisis would come to a conclusion than I was in the journey for a good while. Though I would love to tell you that it’s the best thing since sliced bread, I don’t like lying (most of the time, anyway). If you like chick lit and you like being in the mind of an underdog with a bossy friend you’d like to backhand, go ahead and pick it up. But if you’re only mildly interested, go and rent the movie. If you want to know more about the characters, pick up the book from Half Priced Books or Amazon (like I did, to save a few bucks 😀 ).

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