Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed

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Something Borrowed

Emily Giffin

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.

Publisher: New York : St. Martins Griffin, 2011, c2004.
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Griffin Movie Tie-in ed.
ISBN: 9780312600723
Characteristics: 322 p. ; 21 cm.


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Apr 06, 2020

The book is fairly different from the film. I felt on the fence about the book the whole time I was reading it - I'm not sure how I managed to finish it, to be honest. None of the characters are particularly likable. Honestly I'm glad I got through this book is because I went on to read the second book (I used to be such a completionist!) and I actually thoroughly enjoyed book 2; however, I don't know that I loved it enough to recommend slogging through this one if you find yourself hating it early on though.

Oct 18, 2017

To be honest, I only read the first few chapters. The soap-opera-style writing and characters made the story too shallow for me to care what happened next. I skipped ahead and read the last chapter before writing this review and still wasn't impressed.
For people who just want entertainment, Emily Giffin may be just right.
Me, I'd rather be reading something more thought-provoking.

Jun 24, 2015

All of Giffin's books are phenomenal, but this one is truly extraordinary. It is comparative to the thrills of watching a movie, but the laughs of being in the presence of a good friend. One of the best novels there is.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "This was a great book! I really enjoyed learning about the characters and their relationships in this book."

cbyrdtucker Jul 22, 2013

Finally, a book where the Good Girl wins in the end. Although one can argue for days whether Rachel fits the "Good Girl" model, in her own right she is compared to her longtime Best Frenemy Darcy. Highly recommend by moi, and the sequel is also equally good.

Jul 19, 2013

My new favorite book!

Jul 08, 2013

I didn't like this book as well as Something Blue, so for the record you should read Something Borrowed before Something Blue since it kind of gives away home this one will end. Overall though light read, perfect for summer and it keeps you engaged.

mbass3189 Nov 09, 2012

This book was OK. i didn't like how Rachels self esteem was so low and pathetic. As shallow as Darcey was she never betrayed Rachel. I just cant relate to this book and i would get aggravated with some of the characters.

Sep 27, 2012

Please let me know when can i pick-up. Thank you so much.

mberk Apr 26, 2012

Like her other books, and almost as bad as the movie. Not a fan of Emily Giffin's writing or plot. Won't be trying her again.

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May 30, 2015

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