Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

68%

12 Critic Reviews

Time to return to those cliches.
-Globe and Mail

Synopsis

Something Borrowed

Emily Giffin


The smash-hit debut novel for every woman who has ever had a complicated love-hate friendship.

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. Since grade school, she has watched Darcy shine, quietly accepting the sidekick role in their lopsided friendship. But that suddenly changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy's fiance, 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.

 

About Emily Giffin

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Emily Giffin is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After practicing litigation at a Manhattan firm for several years, she moved to London to write full time. The author of four other New York Times bestselling novels, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, and Heart of the Matter, she now lives in Atlanta with her husband and three young children.
 
Published April 1, 2010 by St. Martin's Press. 354 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on May 15 2011
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Critic reviews for Something Borrowed
All: 12 | Positive: 8 | Negative: 4

Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Judy Serrano on May 20 2012

This book is captivating and highly addictive. The character development is very well done and the storyline is certainly identifiable.

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Examiner

Good
Reviewed by Shemeka Robinson on May 20 2011

Emily Giffin makes you connect with each character and hope that true love prevails.

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Book Reporter

Good
Reviewed by Melissa Palmer on Jan 23 2011

Giffin's writing style is excellent, and she has a good grasp on characterization. In a growing market, she will stick around for quite a while.

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Globe and Mail

Below average
Reviewed by Kate Taylor on May 06 2011

Time to return to those cliches.

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Entertainment Weekly

Good
Reviewed by Clarissa Cruz on Jan 01 2008

Giffin deftly depicts the hopeful hearts behind an unsympathetic situation.

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All About Romance

Above average
Reviewed by Rachel Potter on Jan 01 2010

The fact that Darcy is so shallow, so selfish, and so childish also makes the idea of her marriage to Dex, Mr. Straight-up, very unpalatable.

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The Washington Post

Below average
Reviewed by Stephanie Merry on May 06 2011

Definitely not a lot to be desired.

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The Bookbag

Above average
Reviewed by Sue Magee on Jan 01 2011

It's classy stuff and despite the fact that this really isn't my sort of book I'm just wondering where I could pick up the sequel.

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The Quad

Good
Reviewed by Jacqueline Valentino on Sep 25 2011

The last ten chapters not only show readers that people can change no matter what their age is, but that family and love trump everything.

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Teen Ink

Good
Reviewed by Cindy D. on Jan 01 2008

I genuinely enjoyed and loved reading this book.

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Teen Ink

Good
Reviewed by booksmaya on Mar 25 2014

In the end, I would like to recommend this book to people looking for a feel-good book that describes friendships, love, and everything in between. I really enjoyed reading this novel...

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Gather Books

Above average
Reviewed by Crystal R. on Sep 15 2009

I couldn't help but wonder if there was any autobiography in this.

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