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Reviewer roisin bennett wrote:
I loved this book from the very start! It is really easy to read and very hard to put down! I read it within 3 days! It is very funny, easy to relate to and has a great end!
Reviewer amazon.com wrote:
Bookends, Jane Green's third comic novel of contemporary love and lust, proves beyond a doubt that when it comes to light
reading, plot is everything. Bookends makes a great case study because it has little going for it besides plot. Dialogue? Stilted.
Characters? Clichéd. Writing style? Sloppy. And yet the book is well-nigh impossible to put down. A few friends meet at
university: Simon, the chirpy gay character; Portia, the glamour girl; Josh, the adorable, unpretentious catch; and Cath, the
overweight, insecure narrator. Portia strays from their crowd, but the other three remain friends into their 30s. Now successful
Londoners, each faces a personal crisis: singleton Cath leaves a secure job to start a bookstore; Simon looks for love; Josh's
marriage goes through growing pains. And then Portia, as intimidating and elegant as ever, wanders back into their lives--with
surprising results. Green is a past master of the ugly-duckling-turned-swan story. Cath's transformation--neatly echoed by the
changes in the lives of her friends--is completely addictive. Plot does indeed rule.
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