Certain Girls #(2020)
- Title: Certain Girls
- Author: Jennifer Weiner
- ISBN: 9781416561279
- Page: 395
- Format: ebook
Readers fell in love with Cannie Shapiro, the smart, sharp tongued, bighearted heroine of Good in Bed who found her happy ending after her mother came out of the closet, her father fell out of her life, and her ex boyfriend started chronicling their ex sex life in the pages of a national magazine Now Cannie s back After her debut novel a fictionalized and highly sexReaders fell in love with Cannie Shapiro, the smart, sharp tongued, bighearted heroine of Good in Bed who found her happy ending after her mother came out of the closet, her father fell out of her life, and her ex boyfriend started chronicling their ex sex life in the pages of a national magazine Now Cannie s back After her debut novel a fictionalized and highly sexualized version of her life became an overnight bestseller, she dropped out of the public eye and turned to writing science fiction under a pseudonym She s happily married to the tall, charming diet doctor Peter Krushelevansky and has settled into a life that she finds wonderfully predictable knitting in the front row of her daughter Joy s drama rehearsals, volunteering at the library, and taking over forty yoga classes with her best friend Samantha As preparations for Joy s bat mitzvah begin, everything seems right in Cannie s world Then Joy discovers the novel Cannie wrote years before and suddenly finds herself faced with what she thinks is the truth about her own conception the story her mother hid from her all her life When Peter surprises his wife by saying he wants to have a baby, the family is forced to reconsider its history, its future, and what it means to be truly happy Radiantly funny and disarmingly tender, with Weiner s whip smart dialogue and sharp observations of modern life, Certain Girls is an unforgettable story about love, loss, and the enduring bonds of family.
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First off, let me start off by saying I m a big Jennifer Weiner fan Her books are the perfect in between books You know, those books that are light and fluffy reads and that are perfect to read in between serious books That s what describes Jennifer Weiner s books.Now, Certain Girls is a sequel to Weiner s hit novel Good in Bed In my opinion, there are three types of sequels The first type are those certain sequels that are great They are even better than the original novel and it tends to make [...]
I procured an advanced reader copy of this title in a couple of days, being so excited for the sequel to one of my favorite books ever Cannie is a great heroine and I couldn t wait to revisit her 13 years after the birth of her daughter, Joy.While initially I was a bit disappointed, Certain Girls is a fast read, and anyone looking for a continuing story of Cannie, Joy, Peter and the rest won t be sorry While I don t want to give up any spoilers, I sobbed like crazy through my last half hour of r [...]
There are certain characters you never forget about For me some of those are Holden Caufield, Bridget Jones and Cannie Shapiro I read Good in Bed in college when it first came out along with my Good in Bed t shirt that eventually got so faded it looked like it said ood in Be but I digress I d loved the strong female message in the book and loved the idea of revenge on an evil ex However as I got older, the book started to mean and to me I read Good in Bed last week in preperation for Certain G [...]
I was very excited to finally read the sequel to Jennifer Weiner s best selling novel Good in Bed Weiner writes fantastic stories that are both funny and heart wrenching Not sure you ve heard of her In Her Shoes is another highly popular Weiner novel Good in Bed is the story of feisty Cannie Shapiro and her journey through weight issues, boyfriend problems, father daughter issues, dealing with her lesbian mother and single parenting Certain Girls is the story of Cannie Shapiro, than a dozen yea [...]
I actually did not finish this book I have been reading it for 5 days now and should be finished with it by now but am only on page 71 It is so slow, that I cant even get excited about reading it I will read the last couple of chapters to see how it ends Even if it is a book that I like, I can read the end and then go back and finish it.I have read other Jennifer Weiner books and really liked them, but I cant recommend this one.Okay I tried to read the last few chapters Then I came to the traged [...]
Good in Bed was such a toothsome piece of chick lit that I was very much looking forward to reading about Cannie However, Certain Girls is quite pallid by comparison Much of the earthy energy of the first book is missing, and instead this is an almost mediocre mom and teenage daughter story I say almost because Weiner is an entertaining writer who often throws a surprising insight or a fabulous one liner into the mix just as things are getting tiresome.Actually, the fabulous one liners themselv [...]
The novel Certain Girls continues the story of Cannie Shapiro, who we first met a decade ago in Good In Bed Cannie is now married to Peter and is the over protective mother of thirteen year old Joy The novel is alternatively narrated by Cannie and Joy I found this confusing because it isn t clear who is narrating the chapter until you get a few paragraphs into it The plot was predictable but the story was still enjoyable Although, this book isn t as good as Good In Bed I hated the ending It was [...]
Wellwhat s to say about this book it s no different than any other book Jennifer Weiner has written Fat chick whining about being fat The first Jennifer book I read was In Her Shoes I read it because I saw the movie adaption because I love the actress who plays the older sister Being an only child I was totally enthralled by the relationship between the sisters in the book and the grandmother they didn t know I loved watching how both sisters transformed and became different women And I loved th [...]
Dear Ms Weiner,Actually can I call you Jennifer How about Jen See Jen here s the thing I was really enjoying this book My daughter just turned 12 and every day I see the increase of the eye roll huff nothing s wrong I m fine So I was really quite delighted with the first part of the book Dee lighted And well I could identify with so much of it Which was great.Then you hit a bit of a mid book slump I don t want to lie I was a little worried But sure enough you picked it back up and moved it right [...]
Our book club featured this book and when it was selected, I didn t care one way or the other, so went along with it After reading it though, I HATED it If you DO read it, don t read the ending It s lazy and a terrible shame that the author did what she did, the conclusion adds nothing to the story and drags the events out for dramatic effect If it were a movie, the audience would say a collective, oh come on What I felt was a C book used an F ending.To be sure skip the ending BUT I would recomm [...]
Good in Bed is one of my Top Ten Favorite Books of All Time It s funny, it s all about various relationships and there are even lesbians in it Over the years, I ve wondered whatever happened to Cannie Shapiro and Joy Well, Cannie turned into a scaredy cat housewife closet writer and Joy turned into a typical teenager Certain Girls takes place 13 years after the end of Good in Bed Cannie is married to Dr K and Joy is in middle school, preparing for her bat mitzvah We find out in flashbacks how th [...]
I was excited about this book since it was a return to Cannie Shapiro s world We met Cannie inGood In Bed, where Cannie like author Weiner lives in Philadelphia This book picked up twelve years after where GiB left off.Joy is preparing for her bat mitzvah, and Cannie is figuring out how to navigate being a wife, a mother of an adolescent, and a good Jewish mother all at once The last she needs is for Joy to read the semi autobiographical book Cannie wrote right after Joy s birth detailing the ci [...]
I, of course, loved this book because I think I would love anything Jennifer Weiner writes I am a little surprised that people disliked the book because of the overwhelmingly sad occurance at the end of the book Did you all think Good in Bed was light hearted and breezy Because, compared to this, I would say it was much less fantasy The reason her books touch so many of us profoundly is because she writes about things that many of us endure, but aren t necessarily socially acceptable to discuss [...]
This may be my favorite Jennifer Weiner book so far So many likable, well rounded characters Jennifer Weiner has a gift for using wit in a way that deepens and reveals a character s sensitive side The bittersweet ending caught me by surprise Keep the tissues handy.
Got this from the library and really enjoyed it It s where Cannie Shapiro from Good in Bed left off plus another 12 years later Mother daughter story told from each point of view in alternating chapters Break out your tissues towards the end.
3.5 starsI wish I could have given this book a higher rating but I found myself extremely frustrated with both Cannie and Joy Joy should have been slapped and grounded somewhere around page 25.Cannie needed someone Samantha to grab her by the shoulders and shake her into reality.What happened to my strong heroine of Good in Bed Where did the neurotic, coddling her child too much, insecure woman of Certain Girls come from We get some answers toward the middle of the book but it still didn t feel [...]
I have this feeling that I like Jennifer Weiner Not necessarily her books, but her And so I keep reading her books, and sort of enjoy them, and am always sort of disappointed She has promise on which she doesn t completely deliver Her plots are fairly conventional I nearly gave up reading this, as I began to find the format switching chapter between and mother and a really annoying daughter to be tedious For some reason I persevered and found that it improved And yet still, I apparently want to [...]
Okay, so Jennifer Weiner s oeuvre is not one that I m a huge huge fan of, although I do appreciate how she gave lots of women a voice while also regretting how some people assume her characters speak for all women So I figured this would be pretty run of the mill chick lit, and turned out to be oddly disappointed, at least at first, by its emphasis on mother daughter relationships But I found myself extremely interested in the characters, especially the mother, so the book turned out to be decen [...]
Eh The changes in point of view sometimes caught me off guard and I had to back track a few sentences to figure out if I was reading from Cannie or Joy s point of view The back story got confusing Aunt Elle changed her name and at certain points she was Elle and in others she was Lucy, her given name I felt that the book wrapped up Cannie and Joy s relationship too well, complete with the parent knows best ending Joy s encounter with her grandfather was frightening, but I doubt she would have ju [...]
I picked this up for bumma to read while taking her radiation therapy, but even light reading became too much for her While sorting through her books for her, I found this again and decided to give it a go It continues the story of full woman sized Cannie, whom I met in Good in Bed Interesting examination of women on the cusp of milestones motherhood, bat mitzpha, job changes etc It had some moments that were very hard to me to read in my current situation with my own mom who is dying from cance [...]
I read this in an evening I m glad that Weiner wrote a follow up novel with Cannie Shapiro as the protagonist I m not sure how much I liked the structure of the novel that every other chapter was written from the perspective of her teenage daughter but I think that it works for the story as a whole Teenagers being how they are, you d never get half of the story if you didn t hear it directly from Joy.There is a very big surprise towards the end that I didn t see coming it drastically changes how [...]
I couldn t decide whether to re read Jennifer Weiner s debut novel, Good in Bed, before reading the long awaited follow up, Certain Girls, but in the end I chose not to I thought I could remember enough about Good in Bed that it wouldn t be necessary and, at the same time, I wanted to see if Certain Girls could stand on its own.Well, it turns out that I didn t remember Good In Bed as well as I thought, but Certain Girls certainly stands on its own I think but, you know, I can t be sure that it s [...]
I loved loved this book right up until the last 75 pages or so Not to say the ending was bad it was just and this might be a spoiler INSANELY SAD I wasn t expecting the twist in the story, so it hit me like a mac truck one night when I was casually reading before I fell asleep I cried my eyes out into my boyfriends hair as he slept tossed and turned all night Overall, yes, another great book from Jennifer You ll want to at least read Good In Bed before this one as the story picks up Cannie s sto [...]
ok this was going to be a three until the last section made it a fouri wish the first 2 3 had been dramatically shorter and the last dramatically longer chick lit crossed with a YA novel you get the mothers perspective and the teenage daughters perspective the unending descriptions of ridiculous bar mitzvahs was super annoying along with the CONSTANT self deprecation from the motherwe get ityoure fat and you think youre uglynt tell us about it again
There are some books that you just know are going to be difficult to read, and Certain Girls was one of those books for me.I flew through Jennifer Weiner s Good In Bed two months before I picked this one up, laughing and crying in equal parts along with the main character, Cannie Shapiro an overweight writer who has to deal with picking up the pieces of her life after her ex boyfriend decides to go on the record with a major magazine about how it is to be in a sexual relationship with a fat girl [...]
The twist at the end ruined it entirely for me This wasn t what I signed up for, and now I am just deeply sad.
I love Jennifer Weiner s books precisely because they are so close to home I am an insecure plus size who shares many of the self doubting thoughts and self deprecating sense of humor her characters often have and so very well written Her books and short stories have level of personal detail I admire very much and in many ways I feel I learn from as a writer simply by taking them in They re also very cathartic in many ways that any other chicklit honestly I don t think the moniker suits her fict [...]
I just read this one and as I was reading it, my thirteen year old starting asking questions about it Then, she asked if she could read it too I was a bit hesitant about the content, but thought, well, at least she s reading, right Suddenly, every time I reached for Certain Girls, it was missing I d have to hunt it down and rip it our of my daughter s hands It was interesting because we both took different messages away from the book She definitely feels as if I m not the most overprotective, mo [...]
I hated it I only got to page 82 and i find out Peter dies and that just totally ruins it I mean Dr K was my dream guy smart, sexy, and determined which is what it takes to win a girl s heart I mean where can you go wrong Oh, I know make him unhealthy so he can die early Ugh totally just killed my apetite for men in general Also it s sooo slow and i have the hardest time reading it because now i m paranoid that every family member is self conscience about my weight and my boobs I mean having a s [...]
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