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Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy (Bridget Jones series Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Helen Fielding
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,823 customer reviews)

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"Bridget's back and it's v.v. good... I laughed, I cried and most of all I loved'" Daily Mail "Sharp and humorous...snappily written, observationally astute...genuinely moving" New York Times Book Review "A fun fast-paces, entertaining ride...I devoured the book in two days" Cosmopolitan "Laugh out loud funny" Financial Times "Fielding is entertaining and insightful, her timing immaculate." -- Nicola Shulman Mail on Sunday

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A new Bridget Jones novel by Helen Fielding

THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Popular Fiction Book of the Year Award


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Fart jokes, Helen Fielding? Really?? 16 Feb. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I found this book hugely disappointing, both the storyline and the writing itself. Several pages of this books are devoted to fart and vomit jokes. I'd tell my 9 year old students off for writing so badly!

It's very difficult to picture a 50-something Bridget as the only thing Fielding tells us about is her weight, and in fact there's little character description throughout.

Bridget comes over as being incredibly self-absorbed throughout. Darcy leaves her with a lovely house, lots of money and a nanny. She doesn't work for more than a year, and when she gets a lucky break with becoming a script writer for a movie, she's too busy tweeting and texting the aforementioned fart jokes to her toyboy to actually keep the job.

Despite not working and having a nanny, she still can't cope with helping the kids get to school on time or do their homework. She's instead completely preoccupied with finding another man. It's pretty clear early on who she's going to end up with, but it still seems so unlikely that he would fall in love with her through the brief encounters they have.

I thought by the end I might have warmed to her, but no. She basically says at the end that now she's finally got a new man she can once again cope with life. Pathetic!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Extremely disappointed 9 Sept. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I physically cringed at some points in this book.

I have never known anybody in reality to obsess so much over twitter followers and take it all so seriously (particularly a 51 year old woman!).

It felt like I wad reading the diary of a 15 year old girl - although I think most 15 year old girls are more emotionally evolved than this incarnation of Bridget. Someone who spends their life not working, not looking after their children, but instead having so much time on their hands that they spend their entire life worrying about men, weight and THEMSELVES only.

She expects her friends (who are equally as 2d as she is!) to be there for her over every little stupid "crisis" she has going on in her life. Yet, when her friend comes to her for support she's more concerned and "hurt" over the fact that they didn't comment on her new coffee maker during their mini breakdown? She then gives some rubbish advice before swiftly changing the conversation back her own problems. How am I ever supposed to feel any empathy, sympathy or connection with someone so superficial?

Daniel Cleaver was just annoying. Who speaks like that. It felt like Fielding was simply making sure she gave Hugh Grant some "funny" one-liners for when the inevitable movie is released.

I wouldn't recommend this book to any fans of the previous books/movies.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother 28 July 2014
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I really wish I hadn't read this book, I loved the first two Bridget Jones books and was very disappointed by this one. It has a very weak plot not helped by killing Mark Darcy (why?!?!?). Bridget is still on her man quest and in many ways seems to not have grown up at all. This could have been fantastically funny if it was written as a reflection of Bridget's life after having children and trying to keep the spark in her marriage, instead it's about her chasing a man and trying to loose weight. Helen Fielding your readers have grown up why couldn't you let Bridget do the same?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mad About the Mabel! 21 Sept. 2014
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I will start off by saying, without a doubt, I love Bridget Jones! Loved the first two books and the subsquent films. It made me nervous to read this first installment, so much so that I didn't read it for six months after I downloaded it to my Kindle app.

I finally bit the bullet and began reading it whilst on holiday... I couldn't put it down! After the inital upset of finding a couple of characters 'missing' (it was explained but I was still sad), I soon found myself drawn to the new characters.

Hilariously funny little Mabel, the daughter of Bridget and Mark Darcy. Her speech impediment had me in stitches: "I'm threaring at de chair," "I thaid fuckoon." Oh my!

It made me laugh, it made me teary... it made me think Helen Fielding had set spy-cams up in my house and had been watching me while she wrote the book! Bridget is now in middle-age but she is still the Bridget we all know and love and the result is fantastic. I can't wait for the film...

That's the 'dun dun dunnnnn' part though. Will there BE a third film? Eagle-eyed readers will have spotted that Hugh Grant and Colin Firth are acknowledged with thanks... But no Renee? How can that be? She is Bridget Jones. It had been years since I read the first two installments and watched the films but while reading the book it was very much Renee's Bridget in my mind. Whatever the fall-out Helen Fielding must agree to a film with Renee in the lead, otherwise there is no film. Not for us die-hard fans.

With the ending as it were, I cannot foresee a fourth book. I'm still in mourning about that, but very happy with Mad About the Boy nontheless.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Awful 23 Feb. 2014
Format:Hardcover
Worst book I've attempted to read since 'does my bum look big in this' which I eventually threw in the bin. I found myself skimming pages, skipping pages and finally giving up about halfway through. Completely two-dimensional characters lurching from one contrived situation to another. Like the worst Bridget jones fan fiction. First book was funny, second book was a bit cringey, this one is a disaster. I don't know how she could put it out there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
I recommend this book to any one who loves Bridget Jones. Ten out of ten. Hope there is a film.
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3.0 out of 5 stars real let down
nothing special
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Downloaded for my wife
Published 22 hours ago by Toby M
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
didn't finish
Published 1 day ago by A J Tester
3.0 out of 5 stars I was disappointed that a favourite character was killed off
Having read and watched the first two Bridget Jones books, I was disappointed that a favourite character was killed off. This spoiled my enjoyment of this book.
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1.0 out of 5 stars It is tedious to read and very unbelievable
Awful, just awful. I have given up reading the book about halfway through. I wish I hadn't bothered purchasing it. It is tedious to read and very unbelievable. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Motto
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
brilliant new story, so sad about Mark Darcy!
Published 2 days ago by Sarah
1.0 out of 5 stars Load of rubbish
So disappointed with this book I couldn't even bring myself to finish it. I really just want to give Helen Fielding a slap for ruining Bridget. Read more
Published 3 days ago by carolyn
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