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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. But that changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy's fiancé, 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.

©2004 Emily Giffin (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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Rachel is a typical Mary Sue

Characters are two dimensional. Rachel is painted as blameless in her betrayal, Darcy a villain.

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  • Sarah
  • 13-02-2015

Movie really brought the book to life and made it.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I bought this book since I loved the movie, but I have to say it was a little deflating.

Would you recommend Something Borrowed to your friends? Why or why not?

I'd recommend the movie, the actors really brought the book to life. The book just seemed more hum-drum.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

It was fine, but a bit whiney at times.

Could you see Something Borrowed being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Well yeah it already is..

Any additional comments?

Don't buy this book just because you liked the movie.

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  • Kruti
  • 07-04-2013

Great chick lit

Feels like you are in newyork!! Great story, can wait to listen to the next one!

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  • Beverly
  • 14-07-2014

Minority

As this has been made into a film I am obviously in the minority in disliking it, and perhaps I am wrong to offer criticism as I just could not finish it. It delves into the depths of one persons lack of self esteem being manipulated by a selfish friend, in the guise of a love story.

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  • Mrs K
  • 19-03-2013

OK

Wasnt sure about this one as I'm not really into Chic Lit, Rachel is the downtrodden friend of Darcy who seems to have no problem always bagging everything for herself until one day Rachel finds herself in the arms of Darcy's fiance. Its all about the ongoing friendship of Rachel and Darcy and Rachel looking back over their lifelong friendship and starting to view things differently. I'm sure we can all relate to either Rachel or Darcy in some way and It does lead you into thinking the end wont be how it is and if I'm honest I did feel a bit dissapointed with that.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-01-2021

Great story and wonderfully narrated

I saw the film and was curious about the book. I really enjoyed the story, it is well paced and not totally one sided which I liked. The narrator does a fantastic job at portraying all of the characters. An easy listen and would recommend.

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  • Lynn T.
  • 15-06-2016

Believeable characters

This is not a face paced plot with a myriad of twists and turns, but a well written story about a believable main character and her relationships.
I found myself empathetic towards her.

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