As much as I don’t want to talk about this book, we have to. I picked it out from the library because I remembered the author, Emily Giffin, had wrote the book which the Kate Hudson film, Something Borrowed, was based off of. This should have been an omen as I hadn’t liked the movie because I thought that all the characters were crappy people/friends to each other. But I needed an easy read between reading the more denser ones on my list, enter this horror fest.
The Plot: the main character is Shea, a 33 year old football enthusiast and wannabe sports writer. Her bff’s mom died and the book opens with the funeral. And Shea’s overconcern/suspicious behavior to her bff’s dad, the town’s legendary Coach Clive Carr (alliteration amirite?). I was all “nahhh surely not. nope, she isn’t gonna go there”. yall. she went there. spoiler! a romance develops. I have straight up never felt so uncomfortable reading a book. why oh why did Emily Giffin think this was an appealing book that many people would connect to? Here is a “reputable” review of the book:
“To fill your Friday Night Lights void: A tale of die-hard love in a diehard Texas football town from the bestselling author of Something Borrowed.”—Cosmopolitan
Excuse me Cosmo, that is an insult to both Friday Night Lights and all of Texas. As much as I only want to review my fave books and give yall great recommends, I want to be honest about what I read. the good and the bad! Here’s to the next book being wayyy better.
My official review score: 1/5
Average score on Goodreads: 3/5