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Something Borrowed : Thoughts on the book

11th September 2011

Something BorrowedSomething Borrowed by Emily Giffin
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

So, a confession : I actually watched the movie before I read the book. Which may influence a lot of what I felt – I really, really tried hard to like this book but I have to say that I didn’t.

Although I liked the movie, there are some things I chose to ignore while watching because overall I like the actors and just the “chick flick” movie in general. However, there are certain aspects that I chose to ignore in the movie which I couldn’t ignore here because when things are typed out, you tend to find it harder to suppress that “uneasy” feeling you get when something isn’t right. For example, I think Rachel’s character is incredibly weak and spineless – and not even in a “cutesy” way. Her choices in the book, which are spelled out more clearly than in the movie, are just plain inexplicable. Not even the “rush of love” explanation can fix things.

Do I feel good about the ending? In the movie, I did. Here? Not so much. This is largely to do with the fact that I don’t think the characters themselves were happy with the ending. However, I see there is a sequel, which I plan to read, so I guess I will find out soon enough.

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