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Bridget: the original and still the best!
on 18 August 2012
OK, I don't know if this was the first "chick lit", but although I'm now almost twice as old as I was when I first read it, it's still one of the best books about in this genre.
Fielding manages to satirise and amuse whilst still giving us a main character who is warm, funny, engaging, and amusingly inept without being tiresome. No cringy Bella Swann "I'm so clumsy, isn't it charming?" guff going on here! Bridget is someone we all either know or have been at some point; we can cringe with her parental embarrassment, sympathise with her hangovers, and hope with her for a relationship and not being eaten by an Alsatian.
Still one of the funniest, most enjoyable, and (deservedly) best known chick-lit heroines, Bridget is a welcome addition to my Kindle.