A List Maker's Life: Something Borrowed

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Something Borrowed

I briefly mentioned several of the books our family read during our vacation.  One that I did not mention at the time was Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin.  Her books are not my first choice genre, but enjoyable beach reads nevertheless.  The New York Times called the story "a contemporary fairy tale."  While I was happy with the way the book ended, I wondered over and over as I read...

Seriously, does this REALLY happen?

So, here is the movie trailer.  Which does grab my attention because I think the actresses they chose to portray the two main female characters are exactly as I imagined them as I read. 


While reading the book, it was obvious that Rachel (a young Manhattan lawyer) feels incredibly guilty, as she spends the rest of the book trying to justify why her behavior is acceptable based on how she has been treated by her "friend" Darcy.  That in itself made me a bit squeamish, because I really dislike conversations of "well I did...but I deserved it...because she did..."  Self-Centered? Keeping Records of Wrong? Retaliation much?

Anyway...

Happy Grrl has written a review of the book that I found to mirror many of my thoughts.  Check it out if you want to know more about the actual story line. Then I would like to hear your thoughts.

In our society is this really how we would write our fairy tale?
Is it okay to risk friendship if it means finding true love?
Is Something Borrowed really talking about true love?

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