Friday, April 8, 2011

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

Something Borrowed is “chick lit” at its best, a provoking, humorous, and thoughtful look at a difficult issue. Rachel White is a “perfect” 30-year old that has worked long and hard to make it as lawyer in New York City. On the evening of her 30th birthday, her perfect streak ends and she ends up spending the night with her best friend’s fiancé, Dex.

Rachel realizes that she has loved Dex since they first became friends in Law school, but has never thought she was good enough for him. She instead introduced him to her best friend Darcy. Darcy is beautiful, confident, and has been a loyal best friend since the two were in elementary school. Darcy also usually only thinks of one person, herself, and can sometimes be a very selfish person. Rachel feels herself trapped in the middle and as the wedding approaches; she has to decide whether to chase love or to keep friendship.

I usually get annoyed at “cheating” novels, but this book was so well written and so well rounded I could see things from all of the characters points of views. I constantly wanted to know what was going to happen next and I could hardly put it down. I loved this book!

I also enjoyed how the main character was only a few years older than me. Her experiences growing up in the Midwest were very similar to my own, down to the longing for a pair of Guess jeans (I saved up my summer “detassling” money to buy myself some!).

Something Borrowed was the FLICKS Book and Movie Club book for April. I think it may have been a club first and was actually loved by all of us. Good job picking out a book E!

Book Source: The Kewaunee Public Library


  1. I have a hate/love relationship with this book and it's sequel. I really didn't like this one much at all, mainly because I didn't that any of the characters were all that likable. I did however enjoy the second book, even though it featured the character who was the most unlikable of them all.

  2. Interesting. I have Something Blue on hold at the library - I'll have to let you know what I think about it!

  3. I just reviewed this one a few weeks ago. I enjoyed it as well. I didn't enjoy Something Blue as much but it was still pretty good.

  4. This is a Classic movie.and i am a fan of such kind of stuff.