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Posted December 14, 2010
The romance that blossomed between Jared and Bronwen was great. How freaking cute was Jared? Making their first kiss special? The phone calls? Man, I wanted Jared for my dang self, he was so adorable and the obstacles that they had to overcome were totally real obstacles, obstacles that I could relate and sympathize with. I admit that I got a little scared that the whole story was going to fall apart because with these kinds of stories, you know that the drama will hit you right between the eyes and when it did, I was ready for it and was able to breathe a sigh of relief that it wasn't forced.
I thought McCahan did a fabulous job of reeling the reader in and making her fall in love with the characters in this story. You won't be able to help yourself, you're going to be rooting Bronwen and Jared on and when they go through the ups and downs of their relationship, you're going to feel it. You're going to rejoice and tear up and you're just going to love this book.
It's a good book and you should definitely pick this up because it's a darn good book. Kudos to Erin McCahan for penning a wonderfully romantic story that lovers of reading will enjoy.
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Posted October 22, 2010
Refreshing, sweet and with a unique tone- give this one a try for something different!
This book was a lot of fun, but it also was a great book about family, friends and relationships.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
One thing that really stood out for me was the tone. The book felt like an adult book to me though it didn't have any adult themes or anything. It was just the tone. Bronwen felt like an adult I guess. That's not a negative, it's just something that really stood out to me. It was actually refreshing to not be annoyed with a character the entire time.
I think the book brings about some important subjects. First of all Bronwen refuses to sleep with a guy before she's married. She sticks by this rule of hers and she's headstrong in believing what she believes. The other point is marriage when your still young.
Although Bronwen thinks she wants to get married, have a regular, normal family, she realizes she also wants to be young, have fun, live in a dorm, and be herself before she's an 'US'. I think that this is an issue for a lot of young girls. They really want to be married, but yet they want to have a college life. So they have the hard decision of choosing.
Although Bronwen doesn't always make the best decisions and isn't as open about things as she should be, she's a very realistic and likable character. I think that the way everything played out was very realistic. I also thought that even though Bronwen always complained about her family communicating, she had her own issues with it as well. She had a hard time with it and maybe wasn't as different from her mother as she thought.
I loved the romance in this book. It was realistic (for a new relationship) and uncomplicated. The guy wasn't a jerk and didn't do weird things or toy around with her. It was sweet and real and you couldn't help but root for them.
Bronwens mother wasn't a completely likable person, but it was clear she loved her daughter. She just didn't know how to deal with things or let things go. Her step father was great and I thought their relationship really added to the story.
I loved her quirky family. I mean outside of her mother, stepfather and brother. They were crazy and quirky and a lot of fun. We didn't see them much, but she talked about them a lot and it was funny. I also have a crazy family and I could completely see the Thanksgiving scene clear as day!
This is a book that may open some girls eyes. Not only in the sense of marriage, but in relationships with your family and friends as well.
Posted October 19, 2010
A trip to disneyland without the cost
Just like the headline says, this book is just like an $18.00 trip to dineyland without all of the travling expenses. I actually meant that in a good way. When I first got this book I had absolutly no idea what it was about. As soon as I started reading this book I couldn't or wouldn't put it down. I loved the book so much that I read it all in just one day. That is how good it is. The reason why I say this book is like a trip to disneyworld is because it is an emotional hurricane. From the main girl thinking she doesn't belong with her family, to wanting to tear her mother to shreads, from hating her boyfriend, to lovig her brothers friend, to having a MAJOR fight with her friend. At the beginning I was laughing my head off, during the middle I was almost suspensful, and while I was reading the ending I couldn't stop crying my eyes out of their sockets. I would definatly recomend this book to teenage girls from the ages of 13-17. I am definatly going to read other boos that come out by this author. This book is so god that I am hoping for a sequal.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 10, 2010
Great contemporary fiction!
I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU SOMEONE ELSE, by Eric McCahan, quickly became one of my favorite contemporary fiction books of this year. I immediately fell in love with Bronwen. She was intelligent and a bit of a dreamer (not unlike myself). I could see where she mistook herself for being switch at birth and I laughed at the many situations that she concocted to explain who her family could really be.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The relationship between Bronwen and Jared was straight out of a historical fiction. Jared was an absolute gentleman and did everything a perfect boyfriend should. The engagement was not rushed in my eyes, at least from his stand point. He was not unlike her and wanted to be an 'US' as soon as possible.
I admit I fell for this perfect romance just like Bronwen did, but when paths for the future were being laid before her, she needed to take a step back and really think about where she wanted to be. McCahan weaved this beautiful love story about a girl who was anything but whole and pushed her to examine what she actually needed to become herself before being an 'US'.
The ending was left open but leaves much room for interpretation and examination at its conclusion. I highly recommend this book, and I am excited to read more from this really talented author.
Posted June 11, 2010
Cute & Real!
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else was an adorable love story about two people who deal with the struggles of pre-marriage. Bronwen was a quirky and sarcastic character. Their were times where she made me giggle and times where she frustrated me. She was definitely a complainer and very picky. Besides that, her personality kept me entertained throughout the book. Bronwen's family was out there yet, unique. Her mother was sort of like a Stepford wife. Everything had to be perfect and emotionless. She called her brother "Jesus" which I thought was pretty funny since, he can do no wrong. The only normal person in her household was her step-dad Whitt. They had their issues but I always felt he truly loved Bronwen unconditionally.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
All her life she daydreamed of a new family where she could fit in, until she met Jared. Jared was a charming and delightful young man. In my opinion, his personality and manners made him a candidate for a great boyfriend. They seemed to fit wholly together. Also, Bronwen enjoyed spending time with his family who were accepting and supportive. Their relationship overall did develop a bit fast, but it felt right. However, Bronwen's true emotions surfaced later on and she was stuck making a huge decision. The ending was interesting and I can understand why Erin concluded it that way. It was a cute book with realistic characters and issues on love and family.
Posted June 3, 2010
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It's not the kind of book that you want to read if your in serious mood, but if your looking for a short, cute summer read this is perfect.
Bronwen was definatly a lovalbe character. She knew what she wanted, and she wouldn't let anyone get in the way of that. She kind of lost sight of it towards the end, but she quickly got back on track.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Bronwena and Jared were incredibly cute together. Jared was very sweet and cute. I must say that their relationship moved way too fast, but this being just a light book, I'm not going to hold that against them. I wouldn't expect it to go into detail about how their relationship grew or anything. It was cute and sweet just the same.
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Posted July 12, 2010
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Posted March 15, 2012
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