Saturday, July 2, 2011

Something Borrowed

Something BorrowedIn the interest of full disclosure, I should start off by saying I don't really enjoy reading this type of book.  I don't care who wrote it or how funny/sad/awesome/well written/etc it is.  I don't care if it is the number one best seller for a year.  If it's about an affair, it's just not my cup of tea.  With that being said, I can now tell you it took me longer than usual to read Something Borrowed.  It just seemed to go on and on and on...  Her writing is decent; however, she went off on rants about things that really weren't crucial to the plot and only made for a long read. 

Emily Giffin weaves a tale of lies, deception, best friends, new friends, and lovers.  Rachel is the maid-of-honor in Darcy's upcoming wedding.  She spends her time picking out gowns and favors, planning a bachelorette party, and... stealing the groom. 

Let's break it down...

A thirty year old lawyer, Rachel lives and works in New York City.  She spends all her free time being the best friend, never getting to be anyone's first choice, the prettier one, or even the smarter one.  Darcy always has to be in the spotlight.  When Rachel and Dex (Darcy's fiance) have a little too much to drink one night and end up alone in her studio apartment... Rachel finds out she may be someone's first choice after all. 

All things in life come easily for Darcy, a late twenties, high maintenance, beautiful, and bossy city girl.  She enjoys being in charge of everyone around her and despite what she does to others, she never suspects someone close to her would ever betray her. 

Rachel's friend from law school and Darcy's fiance, Dex is a very handsome and extremely confused man.  He likes Darcy enough to put a ring on her finger, but apparently not enough to remain faithful.   
After meeting at work, Hillary and Rachel quickly become the best of friends.  Although she initially encourages Rachel's escapades with Dex, she later gets annoyed when Dex doesn't seem to have plans to call off the wedding. 


Writing Style    5/10
Characters        5/10
Storyline           5/10

OVERALL      5/10

Honestly, if I had it to do over, I would likely skip this one.  BUT, if you're into this kind of story, you may want to add it to your poolside reading list. 

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