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on 4 July 2010
Is is one of the more forgetable 'chick lit' books I have read.
I didn't mind the plot being predictable because these types of books often are.
It was interesting enough and there was a satifying enough twist but the main character Lucy felt totally unconvincing.
She seems to be a terrible mother, forever leaving her kids to run off with men, and forgetting to let them know where she will be and who will looking after them.
In one part she tells them to 'jump in the bath' while she dashes off to do something more important. One of the children is 4, really, bathing alone?
Also just after they have the most tramatic experiances of their lifes, she leaves them to pop round her boyfriends house for.... well whatever.
I found this really annoying and unrealistic, and made for a pretty unlikeable person.
The book is littered with little patches of snobbery, and shallowness, and a crazy hectic life is supposed to forgive Lucy her slip ups.
Theres lots of self rightous speeches and quickly made judgements that seem quick common in this genre, and if done well are ok, but these were littered with dialouge that no actual person would use.
Well I didn't work for me, it just made reading the whole thing frustrating and I had no sympathy for a character who if actually exsisted I wouldn't give the time of day.