Book Review | In her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner
Title:In Her Shoes : A Novel
I recently finished reading “In her Shoes” by Jennifer Weiner. I’m a fan of Jennifer’s and have read most of her other books and really liked them.
From the Publisher:
Meet Rose Feller, a thirty-year-old high-powered attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She has an exercise regime she”s going to start next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses, gaze into her eyes, and tell her she”s beautiful. She also dreams of getting her fantastically screwed-up, semi-employed little sister to straighten up and fly right.
Meet Rose”s sister, Maggie. Twenty-eight years old and drop-dead gorgeous. Although her big-screen stardom hasn”t progressed past her left hip”s appearance in a Will Smith video, Maggie dreams of fame and fortune — and of getting her big sister on a skin-care regimen.
These two women, who claim to have nothing in common but a childhood tragedy, DNA, and the same size feet, are about to learn that they”re more alike than they”d ever imagined. Along the way, they”ll encounter a diverse cast of characters — from a stepmother who”s into recreational Botox to a disdainful pug with no name. They”ll borrow shoes and clothes and boyfriends, and eventually make peace with their most intimate enemies — each other.
This books was an “easy read” and also a quick read too. It was good, but not to the point where I can’t put the thing down or look forward to what happens next. It was more of a relaxing read and something to escape with when you have a spare moment.
The characters were well developed as they are in all of Jennifer Weiner’s books. You really feel like you know them. I really liked Rose, the frumpy older sister and thought some of the things she did were pretty funny. I also really disliked the younger sister, Maggie. I remember thinking how can Rose put up with this crap! She needs to boot her the heck out of there! Even when the author tried to gain sympathy for Maggie, I still wasn’t swayed. At the end of the book, she supposedly had become a changed person, but I didn’t buy it.
This book had some humour in it too and I had myself some laughs in parts of it. I also really liked how it gave different characters points of views and showed how they viewed the world. For example, Rose thought her boyfriend, Jim was really good looking while Maggie saw him as a guy who used to have really bad acne.
Overall, I recommend this book if you want some light reading.