Sunday, September 6, 2009

Book Review: Baby Proof

Baby Proof Baby Proof by Emily Giffin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
When I first started reading this book, I wasn't liking it. I wasn't hating it, either, but I found the main character someone I just couldn't like and couldn't take seriously. But, as I read and the book progressed, I was able to see Claudia growing and changing. Her growth made her someone I could at least be interested in, although I'm not sure I could say I actually liked her. But, I liked the story - her growth, her family members' growth, and even her best friend's growth. That's one thing I like about this book - the characters are well-written and not shallow.

I considered giving this three stars, but settled on four because of the way the characters grow and develop. I think that, while the subject of the story is something I just cannot relate to, it is very well-written and handled in a way that makes it a good read. It had me hooked pretty early in the book, which is always a good sign. I wanted to see how Claudia ended up feeling about things. I wanted to see if she'd change her mind or be stubborn. I hoped there would be a happy ending. Plus, I liked it a bit more than I'd liked Something Blue, and I decided that warranted a higher rating.

All in all, Baby Proof is a good read, but definitely not Emily Giffin's best work.

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Laurie said...

I have been waiting to read your review of this one. I am undecided if I wanted to add it to my (every growing!) "to read" list. I think I will.

ham1299 said...

You know, it took me awhile to like the book. At first I kept shaking my head and being annoyed. I just cannot relate to this premise, and her willingness to give up her marriage simply because she didn't want children struck me as very selfish and shallow. But, I kept reading to see if she'd realize what I felt to be her mistake. Her growth - and that of other characters, even minor characters - was what made me like the book. I'll be interested to see what you think of it!

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