Book Review: Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

Something Borrowed
Author: Emily Giffin
Published in 2004

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Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin summary on Goodreads:

Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan. Rachel has always been the consummate good girl—until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend, Darcy, throws her a party. That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy’s fiancé. Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for the one guy she should run from. As the September wedding date nears, Rachel knows she has to make a choice. In doing so, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren’t always neat, and sometimes you have to risk all to win true happiness. Something Borrowed is a phenomenal debut novel that will have you laughing, crying, and calling your best friend.

The only problem with Giffin’s books is that they start with exceptionally long and boring chapters. In case of this book, I struggled to keep reading for almost five chapters. When I was almost certain that I was going to toss this one aside and pick up another one, certain incidents started taking place and those made me change my mind.

Rachel gets drunk at a party along with her best friend Darcy and her boyfriend (and Rachel’s old friend) Dex, and ends up in bed with him later that night. The storyline is not unusual, and I found myself rolling my eyes at certain points.

The ending was pretty predictable, but the ups and downs throughout the plot were well constructed, and were what motivated me to keep reading.

I found almost all the characters great, except that Rachel did not appeal to me that much.

All in all, the book was good, but the plot could have been much better. I look forward to reading more books written by the author.

My rating: 3.5/5

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