What do you do when a girlfriend’s 60th birthday party is the same day as your boyfriend’s 30th?
Is it wrong to lie about your age when online dating?
Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice?
Does the Dalai Lama actually tweet or is it his assistant?
Is technology now the fifth element? Or is that wood?
So …. like many I heard what the ‘spoiler’ in this book before I read it. I also feel I should point out that I haven’t actually read the other two books in the series, I’ve just watched the films and totally loved them. There are so many similarities in my life to Bridget’s that I was so excited to hear that there was a new book….
So we meet Bridget now in her 50’s with a couple of little Darcy’s to look after. As with all Bridget stories, life isn’t going to plan, dieting is a struggle and to top it all, she has found twitter!
I don’t want to spoil anything for anyone especially as you may not have heard the spoilers … but I can’t help thinking that the thing that is mentioned straight away only happened to enabled the writer to have another typical Bridget style book. There is so much that I feel could have been written about without it happening. I am a realist and have not got my head stuck in cloud cuckoo land and know that none of the characters are real … but!
This book didn’t do anything for me. I was irritated with the constant twitter references, which considering I am hooked on it myself I know is just a little hypocritical, but is that what we can now expect from books, twitter talk dominating the story? Also, a number of my favourite characters seemed shoehorned into the book, just so they appeared.
I was hoping to laugh as Bridget, to feel for her and to wish loads of happiness but I just couldn’t warm to her… I am certain there will be a huge following of this latest installment and praise etc, just sadly for me it was one book to many. Thank goodness we all have different tastes as I’m certain it will be a great success….