Something Blue by Emily Giffin: Audio Book Review

December 9, 2010

If you have ever hated that self-centered, rich, spoiled girl in your social circle, now it’s time to climb into her mind and find out what really makes her tick. New York Times best-selling author Emily Giffin has created a novel that shows how the perfect, glamorous girl can make a few poor decisions to cause some major drama in her life, which ultimately leads her to find her true self.

Darcy Rhone is as self-centered as they get, not to mention beautiful, charming, and utterly spoiled. However, her charmed life is turned upside down when her plain Jane best friend, Rachel, has an affair with her fiancé, even though Darcy has already cheated on him with his best friend. But that’s beside the point. In fact, Darcy actually becomes pregnant by her fiancé’s best friend, who eventually decides that he is not father or husband material after all.

Darcy scrambles to find a new life plan in lieu of her pregnancy and single status, and she ends up visiting an old childhood friend named Ethan in England. Darcy had initially thought that making such mistakes as getting pregnant by her fiancé’s best friend wouldn’t affect the quality of her life whatsoever, and she was truly surprised to find that people weren’t happy for her or even on her side. As Darcy travels over the pond to live in London, she tries to live the same glamorous lifestyle that she had in the United States, hardly taking into account her new pregnancy. Still, Darcy finally has to face the facts as she begins to drain her savings and doesn’t know what she will do after she has her baby.

Believe it or not, as shallow and abrasive as Darcy sounds, her newfound self-awareness begins to grow on you as she tries to develop her character as both a friend and a mother. Darcy is the spoiled girl who has everything and ultimately loses it all because of her poor decisions. Still, there is redemption to be found if Darcy can only come to terms with her character flaws and get over herself to begin treating people in her life right.

On top of that, Giffin’s writing style is the perfect chick lit guilty pleasure so that it will be hard to stop listening to this audio book until you get to the end!

Bethany Ramos is a professional freelance writer who also writes women’s fiction, as well as co-owns her website, The Coffee Bump. For a great selection of commercial coffee machines, check out Bethany Ramos’ website today!

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