Monday, February 11, 2013

In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner

Posted by Millie L at 8:37 AM 1 comments
February 11, 2013

Mass Market Paperback, 521 pages
Published November 30th 2004 by Pocket Star Books (first published September 17th 2002)
Summary from Goodreads:
 Rose is a thirty-year-old attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She's going to start exercising next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses and tell her she's beautiful. Maggie is twenty-eight and drop-dead gorgeous. Although her stardom hasn't progressed past her hip's appearance in a music video, she dreams of fame and fortune. These two sisters claim to have nothing in common but DNA, a childhood tragedy, and a shoe size, but when they're forced into cohabitation, they may just learn that they're more alike than they thought.

My Thoughts:

I loved this book and I could relate to the love/hate relationship between sisters Rose and Maggie.  This book made me laugh out loud (loved the character Simon, he was hilarious). The writing was fabulous and I found it hard to put this book down. 

For me, this book was more about Maggie and her growing up as she was very immature and irresponsible in the beginning and I did not like her as a character but towards the end of the book she became one of my favorite characters. 

The book switched chapters between Rose, Maggie and Ella and sometimes I found myself wanting to skip ahead to find out what would happen next with a particular character as the chapters were short and seemed to end right when something would start to happen.  For me this did not take away from the book but kept me reading to see what would happen next.

This was the first book I read by Ms. Wiener and I definitely will be reading more.



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