In the end, the sisters end up happily back together, in the most adorable ways possible, and each come out better for it The poem that Maggie read at the end was heartbreaking, and really shows how tight the bonds of sisterhood can be A definate tear jerker but in a happy way , and one of my new favorite books Can t wait to read Good in Bed Jennifer Weiner can write funny passages There s the 80 something woman who uses her new computer to print fake parking permits The fussy pug that prefers elegant surroundings Maggie s attempt to get into the MTV VJ auditions I did grin a few times while reading this book.
But glimmers of situational humor aren t enough to overcome the bigger problems with this novel It s formulaic, even for chick lit Two sisters don t get along one s chubby and bookish, the other a wild party girl They live together for awhile, then have a big falling out, then go through a period of personal growth, then once they ve learned important life lessons, they live happily ever after So it s exactly what you d expect 500 pages seems like a long march towards the inevitable.
Rose Feller Is Thirty A Successful Lawyer With High Hopes Of A Relationship With Jim, Mr Not Quite Right, A Senior Partner In Her Firm The Last Thing She Needs Is Her Messed Up, Only Occasionally Employed Sister Maggie Moving In Drinking, Smoking, Stealing Her Money And Her Shoes And Spoiling Her Chance Of Romance If Only Maggie Would Grow Up And Settle Down With A Nice Guy And A Steady Job Maggie Is Drop Dead Gorgeous And Irresistible To Men She S Going To Make It Big As A TV Presenter, Or A Singeror An Actress All She Needs Is A Lucky Break What She Doesn T Need Is Her Uptight Sister Rose Interfering In Her Life If Only Rose Would Lighten Up, Have Some Fun And Learn How To Use A Pair Of Tweezers Rose And Maggie Think They Have Nothing In Common But A Childhood Tragedy, Shared DNA And The Same Size Feet, But They Are About To Find Out That They Re Alike Than They D Ever Believe This is another fun novel from Jennifer Weiner I was curious to read it because I had seen the movie version starring Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette and I liked the story about two sisters who were total opposites, and yet still found ways to love and help each other It was a pleasant, enjoyable read.
It seems Weiner must have had a terrible jerk for a father and stuck up leech for a sister, because all her books seem to dance around this.
I read Weiner hoping to find a new stronger Good In Bed but never do This book was entertaining but not good I refused to watch the movie because the main character should be at lest a tad fat Instead, in typical Hollywood fashiong, they just made a thin girl homely.
It s hard to believe that Rose and Maggie are sisters it seems the only thing they have in common is their shoe size Rose is the responsible sister at age thirty, she s a lawyer at a successful firm, and she s finally found herself a good boyfriend Maggie is twenty eight she is the attractive sister Despite her looks, she has not held a job for very long at all Flighty and irresponsible, she detests Rose s approach to life.
Unfortunately for the sisters, Maggie is forced to move in with Rose due to financial circumstances Angry with Rose for nagging at her so much, Maggie decides to get even when Rose s boyfriend shows up at their door Rose is heartbroken when she walks in on her boyfriend having sex with Maggieand Maggie wearing her shoes Rose kicks man and Maggie out of her apartment, yelling that she never wants to see either again.
So begins Maggie s journey to find herself, first at Princeton, and then on a mission to find the girls maternal grandmother Tired of living in Rose s shadow, she is determined to find her niche and subsequently forgive herself for what she did to her sister.
Rose has a journey of her own as her now ex was one of her coworkers, she finds herself taking a leave from her job to follow her heart and decide what she really wants to do.
Weiner has intertwined the stories of two very different women into a novel that is both humorous and dramatic Readers will enjoy In Her Shoes and will be able to identify with both Maggie and Rose by the end of the book.
Bad Just bad Resisting the urge to burn it, but only to avoid accruing overdue library book fees.
Maybe there was too much sex or scandal, but I didn t find myself endeared to the characters The story and writing are alright, about appreciating your sisters, but the inconsistencies of character, plot holes, and shock value ruined it for me It did have good perspectives into the mind of the smart fat girl and the attractive stupid girl and how they clash Plus, Weiner s formula for plot seem to follow to same consistent lines fat girl who is funny and smart, incredulous twist of fate, way too nice guy who loves the fat girl, and happy love ending I didn t dislike the story, it just wasn t my favorite.
This book was surprisingly enjoyable a lot better than some of the other chick lit shit I ve read I would have given it another star, but the movie which I ve seen many times than I should probably admit did a much better job of building a story arc and tying up the various plot lines To the point where it s like, that s so perfect and obvious, how did Jennifer Weiner not think of doing that herself But still, thumbs up for the book.
Pretty sure I didn t even like the movie so I m kind of wondering why I wanted to read the book Maybe I thought the book was going to be better I have no idea why I did though because I didn t like either of them Okay, In Her Shoes has one dumb sister and one smart sister A pretty common theme for some writers but not my favorite I couldn t really connect to either sister, Maggie or Rose, because it just didn t seem that realistic to me Before I get any hate comments or rants from people who loved this book let me explain I m the youngest in my family out of three children I have an older brother and sister we are about 4 5 years apart My sister and I have never really been compared against one another I mean, we both played soccer and piano We both went to school We both have hazel eyes However, we have different hair colors her s is a lighter brown while mine is darker and we have different personalities My parents or relatives never compared us against each other while we were growing up and still don t to this day Our friends never compared us because we ran in different groups while growing up but now we all kind of merged It s like all on big giant crazy family friendship kind of thing.
Now I m not saying it isn t realistic to someone else because everyone grows up in different ways and deals with different situations I m also not saying you were loved less or than me because I honestly have no idea.
I just didn t like this book because I couldn t relate to either character Or the story line Pretty much the entire book did not agree with me.
I also didn t have any wine available near me and I was kind of lazy to go out and buy some while I was reading this book If I had wine, I might have liked this book a lot but I can t change the past nor can I predict the future.
I wish I liked it but I didn t.