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[Read] ➸ In Her Shoes ➵ Jennifer Weiner – Horsebackridingcolorado.us

In Her ShoesRose 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

[Read] ➸ In Her Shoes ➵ Jennifer Weiner – Horsebackridingcolorado.us
  • Paperback
  • 537 pages
  • In Her Shoes
  • Jennifer Weiner
  • 04 March 2019
  • 9780743495660

    10 thoughts on “[Read] ➸ In Her Shoes ➵ Jennifer Weiner – Horsebackridingcolorado.us


  1. says:

    Some mild spoilers ahead Typically, this isn t my kind of book and, if the rating system allowed for half stars, I would have accurately given it a 2 1 2 This is one of those it was the right book for the right time scenarios I had just finished reading Nineteen Eighty Four and Fahrenheit 451 and, suffering a dystopian hangover, needed something light that didn t involve too much thinking This certainly fit the bill From the get go we have a stereotypical plot two sisters one pretty but dumb and the other smart but plain who are insanely jealous of one another despite their bond However, this stereotype exists because there is a component of jealousy in many same gender sibling relationships No matter how much the two love one another, siblings often feel as though they are being compared to one another by parents, family, friends, society at large, and examined for deficiencies that become obvious when compared against their genetic foil The smart one always wants to be pretty the pretty one always wants to be smart The athletic one secretly wants to be a book nerd the book nerd always wants to be able to dunk a basketball The one with curly hair always wants straight hair the one with straight hair longs for curly locks We end up envying precisely what the other hates or loathes in himself or herself Maggie and Rose are no exception There s some rich material to work with here, and Weiner does realistically portray the root causes of the sisters envy for one another She also takes some chances further complicating their relationship is their mother, whose mental illness leads to her death while the girls are still young the beautiful Maggie suffers from a debilitating learning disability that effectively limits her chances at success in the entertainment industry she can t read the teleprompter during an MTV audition that she would have otherwise had in the bag Maggie betrays Rose s trust to such a magnitude that their relationship may be beyond repair no one can hurt you like a sister and Weiner takes advantage of the opportunity to challenge the sisters relationship Oh, and thank heavens she didn t take the route of making the overweight Rose thin by the end.Having said all of that, there were certainly some things I did not love There s a subplot involving the long lost maternal grandmother that slowed down the narrative for me Also, Maggie and Rose just weren t likable characters These are not two women I would ever want to know in real life They re self involved and often petty I m also not buying that Rose quit her job to become a dog walker, nor that Maggie lives in the Princeton library and miraculously becomes a literary genius by the novel s end, Maggie s reading every great literary classic she can get her hands on and spouting poetry like a water fountain I m not saying that someone with a learning disability is incapable of doing this, only that Weiner never plausibly made me believe Maggie was capable of doing this If there was one perk of the inclusion of Maggie s reading of One Art by Elizabeth Bishop, i carry your heart with me i carry it in by E E Cummings, and several classic literary texts, it s that it reminded me that there are certainly better books out there and, even though Weiner s work was somewhat humorous and mildly entertaining, maybe my time would be better served reading some of those Cross posted at This Insignificant Cinder


  2. says:

    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.


  3. says:

    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.


  4. says:

    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.


  5. says:

    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.


  6. says:

    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.


  7. says:

    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.


  8. says:

    Bad Just bad Resisting the urge to burn it, but only to avoid accruing overdue library book fees.


  9. says:

    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.


  10. says:

    This book was recommended to me by a friend, and I m gonna be honest, I was a little skeptical of it I am not one to really get into girly books books about shopping, and dating, and partying I usually like the dramatic fiction, but I fell in love with this one

    The story is ultimately about two sisters the free spirit, partying, beautiful sister, and the uptight, chunky, plain sister The only thing these sisters have in common is the death of their mother and shoes So begins the story Maggie and Rose are characters that anyone with a sister can relate to After Maggie does something horrible to her sister, they each try to go their separate ways, and walking in the other sister s shoes hence the title.

    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

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