Where We Belong by Emily Giffin
I've read and enjoy every single one of Giffin's books. Some more than others obviously, but still I would recommend each one. There's just something about the way she writes that just different then most other chick lit there. Of course then, I was excited to pick this one up, and expected to enjoy it. But I more than enjoyed it, in fact I think it's probably my favorite of all of Giffin's books so far.
While I still love all her other books, it's hard for me to relate to her characters. Too often the you're supposed to identify with someone who is (or is considering) cheating on their spouse. And while I understand there's people out there who do it, it's not something I can really relate too. Then her one book that doesn't really deal with infidelity instead is one whose source of conflict is that they don't want children. And for someone who wants kids, that was also hard for me to understand. Just a lot of times too, you're not sure who you want to root for, and it makes it a difficult, but still enjoyable read
But with this one I didn't feel like I had to choose which character to root for. I was able to wish the best for each one, without feeling like another character had to loose out to do so. And while I never had to deal with getting pregnant as teen or being adopted, I still was able to identify and relate to the moral decisions made.
In some ways this book feels a little like a YA book. It brings you back to the emotions you feel falling in love for the first time. I could see how some readers might not be wanting this, but as a big YA fan, it was something I enjoyed.
Again, I'll say this is probably my favorite Emily Giffin book. I couldn't stop reading this, which in a way is disappointing because I wish I was still reading this. If you've enjoyed Giffin's past books I'm sure you'll love this. And if you've yet to read anything by her, I think this would be a great one to start with.
Today I'm linking up with Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!
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