Sunday, June 19, 2011

Book Review

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
Something Borrowed
by Emily Giffin

Book Description:
The smash-hit debut novel for every woman who has ever had a complicated love-hate friendship. Rachel White is the consummate good girl.

A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan law firm and a diligent maid of honor to her charmed best friend Darcy, Rachel has always played by all the rules. Since grade school, she has watched Darcy shine, quietly accepting the sidekick role in their lopsided friendship. But that suddenly changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy's fiance, and is both horrified and thrilled to discover that he feels the same way. As the wedding date draws near, events spiral out of control, and Rachel knows she must make a choice between her heart and conscience. In so doing, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.

ErikaJean's review:

3 of 5 stars

Read from June 13 to 18, 2011

Wow. This is a hard one for me. I liked the book, but I was pretty much disgusted with Rachel, the main character, the whole time.

Basically this story is about a girl learning to hold her own in the world. To stop allowing her best friend to walk all over her... But she does this by SLEEPING WITH HER BEST FRIENDS FIANCE. Even after that she still can't seem to grow a pair. Eventually she finds her balls and acts like a grown up.

Parts of this story ended as I predicted, while some parts didn't end up the way I wanted them to. Which leads me to the next book... "Something Blue" should I read it? In the end I think I will. The BOOK was good, a page turner that kept me wanting to read, it was just the main character I didn't care for. I think the next book is told from a different perspective though... Darcy's, the best friend.... thought she wasn't any better than Rachel.


  1. BUT...the fact that you didn't like the main character, made you keep reading, like to see how much more she could disgust you! To me, that's the sign of a good writer!

    Get on the list for the "Blue" one, I bet you're not disappointed.

  2. i love emily giffin! i have read them all! i liked them all!