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Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

I was apprehensive when I read that Darcy was dead prior to the

I was apprehensive when I read that Darcy was dead prior to the book release. I wondered if this were an
Author's last bid to cash in on a once popular protagonist. Happily, I was wrong to worry.

The narrative voice, so quotable, true and hilarious I previous outings, ...
I was apprehensive when I read that Darcy was dead prior to the book release. I wondered if this were an
Author's last bid to cash in on a once popular protagonist. Happily, I was wrong to worry.

The narrative voice, so quotable, true and hilarious I previous outings, is both fiercely honest and heartbreakingly real. 
Bridget remains relatable, hysterically funny and observant and more relevant than an icon has a right to be.I would Give it six stars if I could. To all detractors who thought. The death of mark Darcy heralded the end of the world, quit whining and read it!

posted by LitDiva77 on October 27, 2013

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5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

Not good skip it

The book was sad throughout. I didnt like it near as much as her other books. This one was a great disappoinment and worse than cause celeb one. There were so many other stories she could have told and handle Mark, Daniel and Mr Jones in better ways. Who cares that ...
The book was sad throughout. I didnt like it near as much as her other books. This one was a great disappoinment and worse than cause celeb one. There were so many other stories she could have told and handle Mark, Daniel and Mr Jones in better ways. Who cares that life isnt always happy.

We read books like Bridget Jones to escape our own misery and laugh. I found very little laughter here. Pkus, the owl reminded me of Harry Potter rather thsn the reincarnation effect she wanted. Kissing at tge end was sort of like the first book, snoe and all. Different but much the same. Vomit, lice, all were unnecessary.

The writing didnt sparkle and it was mournful. Save your money unlessyou want to cray about the book and spending money.

This is the last book l buy from this author. Ive bought all her books in past. It was a HUGE time waster to read. Pity Bridget was always goodfor a laugh. I also disliked the political reference and Buddhist stuff. Didnt add anything to the plot.

posted by Anonymous on October 21, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2014

    Not the best

    I love the bridget jones movies so when this book came out I was excited. But really it was unbelievably boring. I bought this book nearly a year ago and still haven't finished. Probably never will.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    Like others I found this book too depressing. I just could not

    Like others I found this book too depressing. I just could not get over the fact that Mark was gone. I think Helen Fielding took a wrong turn with this book. Not what I wanted for Bridget or what I myself imagined her life to be at that age. I read the Bridget Jones books to laugh, not cry. This book made me cry.

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  • Posted December 8, 2013

    I was so excited when I started this book; however, I feel that

    I was so excited when I started this book; however, I feel that I wasted my time in reading the first 300 (out of 356) pages (the number of pages might be incorrect due to my Nook settings). The last chapters are along the lines of what attracted me to the Bridget Jones series; we read about her flustered, though frustrating dingdongy, life, and everything works out in the end. The first 300 pages are focused on her rather depressing and infantile twitter posts or texts involving farts, sex, vomiting by adults and her boy toy; I probably missed key points as I was flipping like crazy to get off the boredom train. She had no redeeming qualities until the last chapters, she was just a 50+ plus boy toy-obsessed mother of young children who flipped like a weathervane in the wind. Also, at times I found very few redeeming features about her daughter until the end, but I did laugh at the predicaments posed by her children (especially the lice part – I work with children and still get the creepy crawlies thinking about the bugs). More of Bridget Jones classic, please, although it’s unfortunate that she isn’t younger so that we can have more years with the classic version.

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