After reading Something Borrowed, I pretty much hated every character in the book. I wasn’t going to forge on and read Something Blue, the sequel, but then curiosity got the best of me.
Emily Giffin is a good writer in my opinion and her characters are believable. I realized upon finishing Something Blue that her books are predictable. I consider predictable stories comfort reading. She is a reliable author, sure to entertain and please. Something Blue takes the expected turns as the reader moves through.
I can’t say I fell in love with Darcy, who I did not like in Something Borrowed. But it was interesting to watch how Giffin sent her through pregnancy and the eventual transition into adulthood. I’m still interested in why she was so inspired by the character to write a whole book around her.
I do look forward to reading more of Giffin’s novels because they are relatable, funny and well written. I hope as she continues writing that she calls upon the depth she obviously possesses. I am always impressed when a writer commits to a story with unlikable characters and even more impressed when they successfully transform them into likable people. Darcy is transformed but I still don’t like her in Something Blue. The fact that I judge her, an unreal woman, so harshly is a tribute to Giffin’s character portrayal, story telling ability and overall creativity. Either that or I’m quite petty about unreal people.