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The Guy Not Taken

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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when I first read a book by Jennifer Weiner, I knew that I would read anything of hers that I could get my hands on. Believe I have read them all now. She has humor, sadness, laughter and all of the ingredients that it take to make a book a good read. Hard to put do...
when I first read a book by Jennifer Weiner, I knew that I would read anything of hers that I could get my hands on. Believe I have read them all now. She has humor, sadness, laughter and all of the ingredients that it take to make a book a good read. Hard to put down once you start so keep your day open.

posted by CAROL-PINER-40 on October 25, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Very Dissapointed

I usually love Jennifer Weiner's book, however was not impressed with this one. It was a bunch of short stories, some better than others. I hated that I would get into a story and it would end, with no real good conclusion. I would not reccomend this book, even though i...
I usually love Jennifer Weiner's book, however was not impressed with this one. It was a bunch of short stories, some better than others. I hated that I would get into a story and it would end, with no real good conclusion. I would not reccomend this book, even though it was discounted.

posted by Kelsey83 on June 6, 2009

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  • Posted April 8, 2009

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    Could not do it....

    I could not get into this book. I'm a fan of Jennifer Weiner but this book was awful.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 29, 2009

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    yuck!

    I am a fan of Jennifer Weiner, but this book is horrible! I could not get through it, and I very rarely give up on a book.
    Numerous friends of mine also thought this book was a waste of time.
    I suggest reading ANY of her others besides this one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    Awful

    This is not the sort of thing I would typically read so I don't know how it stacks up within it's genre, but it was painfully awful. How does something like this even get published? It was like an undergrad creative writing project, awkward and shallow, lacking anything soulful or even insightful. I finish everything, not this. This wasn't worth the time. The author leaves her poor characters so flat that they aren't worth our concern or time. Was this put out for a quick pay day? Does the publisher have so little respect for readers that it would expect us to hand over our cash in exchange for this garbage? Don't waste your money, there are a lot of other good contemporary short stories out there.

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  • Posted February 8, 2010

    Not great

    I wish I had read the reviews on this one before I purchased it. I had bought it on sale but it wasn't even worth what I paid for it. I got through all of it but didn't enjoy it at all. Don't waste your money unless you like short stories. Really short stories.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2009

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    Augh.....

    Sadly this was my first Jennifer Weiner read, and I am not impressed. The content is AWFUL! Hopefully this is just a bad book and her other books are great. I will give her 1 more try.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2007

    Worst book I have ever read

    This book was a huge disappointment. The stories were boring and juvenile. I used to like her books, but after this I will not buy another.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2007

    Very disappointing

    This book seemed like an excuse for the author to have something fresh in print. The first two stories seemed like they were written by a high-schooler. I enjoy Weiner's work but have been disappointed by her last two books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2007

    Awful

    What a disappointment. It was like the author emptied old high school notebooks just to put a title out there. The first two stories were so caricature-ish that the main character's sister was laughable. The stories improved as the collection went on, but it certainly didn't hold a glimmer to the author's first two novels.

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