Monday, August 3, 2009

I'm So Happy For You - A Review

I'm So Happy for You
A novel about best friends
By Lucinda Rosenfeld

What if your best friend, whom you've always counted on to flounder in life and love (making your own modest accomplishments look not so bad), suddenly starts to surpass you in every way?

Wendy's best friend, Daphne, has always been dependably prone to catastrophe. And Wendy has always been there to help. If Daphne veers from suicidal to madly in love, Wendy offers encouragement. But when Daphne is suddenly engaged, pregnant, and decorating a fabulous town house in no time at all, Wendy is...not so happy for her. Caught between wanting to be the best friend she prides herself on being and crippling jealousy of flighty Daphne, Wendy takes things to the extreme, waging a full-scale attack on her best friend-all the while wearing her best, I'm-so-happy-for-you smile-and ends up in way over her head.

Rosenfeld has a knack for exposing the not-always-pretty side of being best friends--in writing that is glittering and diamond-sharp. I'M SO HAPPY FOR YOU is a smart, darkly humorous, and uncannily dead-on novel about female friendship.
What did I think? Great question. What did I think? Well, I stayed up late to finish this in one day. So it was entertaining. The story line was interesting . The characters were interesting. To be honest though, I really did not identify with the characters at all. But then, I married young, had kids young and all my girl friendships aren't like the ones described in this book. Meaning, I'm lucky to talk to my girlfriends once a week, never mind once a month, which really isn't at the same level as the gals in this story. Overall, a pretty decent read.

This book was provided to me for an impartial review

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