July 17, 2011

Sunday Spotlight On: Chick Lit

Something Borrowed
Emily Giffin
Series: Darcy & Rachel #1
Mass Market Paperback - Movie Edition
322 Pages
Published March 29th 2011
Genre: Chick-lit, Contemporary Romance
Rating 4

It has been awhile since I've read a chick-lit title. A very dear friend of mine gifted placed a shiny paperback copy of this in my hands a few weeks ago and requested I read it so we could discuss the relationship of the two main characters Darcy and Rachel. I was aware they had made a movie out of it and was a bit hesitant to read it due to the implied subject matter, however I am glad I did.

Rachel and Darcy have been best friends since they were kids, experiencing all the important mile stones in life with each other minus marriage. Now Darcy, the lucky beautiful one, is getting married to Rachel's old college buddy Dex and Rachel is the Maid of Honor. A few months before the wedding, after Rachel's birthday party, Rachel finds herself falling into bed with her best friends fiance and the craziness only escalates from there.

Giffin's writing style makes for enjoyable, page turning beach reading. The perfect summer pick. The dynamics of Rachel and Darcy's relationship will remind you of friendships you have had or are having leaving you to examine them with new light. I'm not really a fan of justified cheating novels, but there was really a lot more going on here. My only real complaint is that it almost feels like Giffin is trying too hard to make you hate Darcy, while Rachel is indecisive and kinda wishy-washy to be honest. The girl can't make up her damn mind!

The conclusion was satisfying and you will be left interested in finding out what happens next. The following novel, Something Blue deals with the aftermath of all this craziness.

The final verdict,, definitely give it a read.. You will love bitching about the characters and situations with your girls

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