Bookends

Bookends On the heels of her national bestsellers Jemima J and Mr Maybe British sensation Jane Green delivers a sparkling tale of old friends reunited and old jealousies rekindled Catherine Warner and Simon N

  • Title: Bookends
  • Author: Jane Green
  • ISBN: 9780767907811
  • Page: 407
  • Format: Paperback
  • On the heels of her national bestsellers Jemima J and Mr Maybe, British sensation Jane Green delivers a sparkling tale of old friends reunited and old jealousies rekindled.Catherine Warner and Simon Nelson are best friends total opposites, always together, and both unlucky in love Cath is scatterbrained, messy, and since she had her heart broken a few years back emotionOn the heels of her national bestsellers Jemima J and Mr Maybe, British sensation Jane Green delivers a sparkling tale of old friends reunited and old jealousies rekindled.Catherine Warner and Simon Nelson are best friends total opposites, always together, and both unlucky in love Cath is scatterbrained, messy, and since she had her heart broken a few years back emotionally closed off Si is impossibly tidy, bitchy, and desperate for a man of his own They live in London s West Hampstead along with their lifelong friends, Josh and Lucy, who are happily married with a devil spawn child and a terrifying Swedish nanny, Ingrid.All s well sort of until the sudden arrival of a college friend the stunningly beautiful Portia, who s known for breaking hearts Though they ve grown up and grown apart from Portia, the four friends welcome her back into the fold But does Portia have a hidden agenda or is she merely looking to reconnect with old friends Her reappearance soon unleashes a rollicking series of events that tests the foursome s friendships to the limit and leaves them wondering if a happy ending is in store.Fortunately, Cath has plenty to take her mind off Portia s schemes like her gutsy decision to leave her job in advertising to fulfill her dream of opening a bookstore And then there s James, the sexy real estate agent who keeps dropping by even after the bookstore deal is done With his irresistible smile and boyish charm could he be the one to melt Cath s heart Told with Jane Green s captivating wit and flare, Bookends is above all a story about friendship its twists, turns and complications and how it weathers the challenges of love, ambition, marriage, and, most of all, growing up Warmhearted, sophisticated, and full of delicious surprises, Bookends is Green s most dazzling novel yet.

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    1. I jacked this book from my younger sister while vacationing in Seattle. The pink binding on this bad boy bought me some awkward stares, but that didn't stop me from reading Jane Green's tale of a slightly overweight and unattractive woman in her mid thirties who finally finds the perfect romance, and fullfills her lifelong dream of opening a bookshop. Essentially, this is a story about a British Caucasian woman who gets her 'groove' back. Something about Green's conversational writing style and [...]

    2. I like this author, but this was a forgettable book. In fact I was halfway through reading it when I realized I had actually read it before and forgotten.The characters are sterotypes (resolutely single girl with gay best friend and happily married couple), the set up lengthy (lots of back story, some not ever relevant), the description of university days common (we dated, we drank, we went places).The novel is dated too. This is set back when HIV was a new big thing- and people wouldn't touch t [...]

    3. I don't know where this book gets off saying "A Novel" on the cover. Bookends is chick lit, pure and simple. What's the difference? Well, chick lit books are of course novels, in the sense that they're fiction, but novels aren't necessarily chick lit. Chick lit is very specific: it has a female protagonist; the purpose of the story is to hook her up with the guy who the author has, early on, chosen as the obvious perfect guy for her; it's narrated by the protagonist; and the protagonist has almo [...]

    4. This is what a good Chick Lit book should be like. Humorous, Dramatic and with some Romance thrown in as well.The book starts out with Cath in college making a new group of friends. At the center of the group is Portia. A beautiful girl with flawless style, a wicked sense of humor that subtlety commands the attention of everyone around her. Portia is Cath's best friend among the group, the rest are boys, she actually is more like a sister, a soul mate if you will. Cath is not the most beautiful [...]

    5. The only positive about this book was that it was well-written— in the most technical sense of the word. The pacing was okay (imo), the events kept coming one after the other to keep the plot flowing, and the writing style was engaging enough to keep me going to the end.Where it fails is characterisation. To begin with, all the characters currently having a job have childish dream jobs (mysterious high finance, television writing, something to do with films, formerly in advertising and now a b [...]

    6. Este ha sido un libro que apenas he disfrutado. Las primeras cien paginas se me hicieron eternas y el resto del libro, aunque cogio ritmo, no termino de convencerme.mibibliotecaromantica

    7. I can't believe I read the whole thing. Usually, a book this bad, I've abandoned before I reach the half-way point. But somehow I stuck with this until the bitter end. The first third is awkward and clunky. I'm a big believer in writing that shows the emotions and dynamics of relationships rather than telling the reader, "He felt sad." etc. In this book Jane Green is all about the telling. The author wants desperately to convey the past history of a group of friends from when they met during the [...]

    8. Um, rating 2 stars. I know, they've all been getting 2's lately but, I think, for entirely different reasons. I was pretty excited with this one. Thought I found a new author to read, being the author of many best sellers. To me the story and writing were just a bit off, for lack of a better word. The writing bounced around too much. One minute the story is in the present, then the past, then the main character (Cath, short for Catherine) is talking to the reader. Very inconsistent. Too sitcom-y [...]

    9. Okay. I stayed up to finish this book because towards the middle I reaaaaaallly fell in love with it. I loved it! I became so emotionally attached to Si and Cath, and it is truly a well written story. It starts off slow and it's one of those books that can be easily forgotten, but when given a chance you realize there is a great story being told. I would recommend this book to anyone. It is a tear jerker, I definitely shed a few tears in the end. The ending is absolutely perfect. Not at all pred [...]

    10. By the time I recognized Jane Green's books, I have been wanting to get my hands on this book SO bad, it's almost frustrating. Now that I found it and loved it I feel happy.Basically, this book got it all. Even though it's told from Catherine's POV but the sub-plots of the others were as engaging as the main story. I felt emotionally attached to this book til the very end. The relationships in Bookends are so amazingly written. I felt jealous of them (yeah! my life's that pathetic). I also liked [...]

    11. Aww, this book was really sad at times. I liked this book. It was enjoyable. But maybe there was a Little bit too much drama, in my opinion.

    12. HATS OFF TO JANE GREEN FOR WRITING BOOKENDS, LOVED IT! Its richly detailed and very very very well written. I enjoy Jane Green’s brand of British Chick Lit. Bookends is a story of friendship. Catherine Warner has great friends; Simon and the happily married Josh and Lucy. While Simon and Cath are both on the lookout for the perfect man, Josh and Lucy seem to have the perfect marriage until a long lost college friend, the beautiful Portia arrives back in their lives. Soon Cath suspects Josh may [...]

    13. I have always loved books about books and bookstores. Bookends however was a disappointment for me. The flashback alone took up the first 5-10 chapters and story was a smorgasbord of everything, life, love, friends, family, business It felt like a whole season of Friends in a novel.On hindsight, hence the 1 star, growing old with college friends can be amazing. A family by choice, friends who knew you when you were a nobody can keep you grounded. :)

    14. people who like fluffy chick lit that isn't too badly written with decent characters, not amazing, but decent, would like this book.

    15. This was a bit more than chick lit but light enough to be an easy read. This was an populated by great characters and featured a bookstore/cafe so I was happy from the get go. Will have to check out more titles by this author

    16. A bit of a slow start, and I guessed some major things along the way, but still an enjoyable read that pulled me in the more I read!

    17. Sepanjang yang bisa aku ingat, aku cinta buku. Bukan Cuma cinta, tapi tergila-gila. Biasanya aku menghabiskan berjam-jam berkelana ke toko-toko buku, lupa waktu, menenggelamkan diri ke dunia lain.Sejak dulu aku bermimpi memiliki toko buku. Sebenarnya, sejak dulu aku bermimpi memiliki toko buku yang juga merangkap sebagai kafe. Aku membayangkannya sebagai tempat yang akan memikat pengunjung rutin, orang-orang eksentrik yang menarik, yang mau membuatkan cappuccino jika aku butuh bantuan.Untuk samp [...]

    18. BookendsAuthor: Jane GreenCharacters: 4 out of 5Plot: 4 out of 5Overall: 4 out of 5Description: (Author Website) Catherine Warner and Simon Nelson are best friends: total opposites, always together, and both unlucky in love. Cath is scatterbrained, messy, and — since she had her heart broken a few years back — emotionally closed off. Si is impossibly tidy, bitchy, and desperate for a man of his own. They live in London’s West Hampstead along with their lifelong friends, Josh and Lucy, who [...]

    19. It’s the story of a couple of young adults who met at the univ who were closed to each other. There are Cath , Portia , Josh, SI (the gay man of the group )and few others .They all do everything together .Cath and Portia are closed to each other even if they come from a different social back group .One day all went wrong for the group when Portia went on a one night sex with Josh (who was truly in love with her) . And the day after she broke with him .Until then the group slip .oh I should say [...]

    20. I liked the whole idea of a novel centered around opening a bookstore/cafe and going for your dreams, but I didn't feel that aspect was central enough, or full enough of suspense and conflict. The good aspects of the book makes me wish I could rate this a tad higher, but it couldn't hold me to the end. I felt I had read this book dozens of times before. This was better written than most chicklit (which isn't high praise), with a heroine that was relatable--not size 0, not born with a silver spoo [...]

    21. Cath and Portia used to be best friends at Uni, when Portia makes a huge mistake that tears their group of friends apart, they don't see each other for 10 years. However, this book is more about Cath's relationship with her friends that did stick around like Si her best male gay friend, Lucy (a mother-hen type) and Josh (who may or may not be having an affair). Throw in a potential relationship with a real estate agent and Cath's ambition to run a small bookshop and you have all the lines of plo [...]

    22. I read Jemima J last year, so I thought it would be cool to give Jane Green another shot. I enjoyed Bookends it was a little slow at first, but as I read, I got more and more into it. I like that Ms. Green creates characters that come off as real - they aren't little stick figure girls who live a life you can't imagine living they are sometimes insecure, they have bad hair, and they are regular sized women. I had a couple of issues with the book, first of all the language like when Lucy talks sh [...]

    23. I enjoy Jane Green’s brand of British Chick Lit. I’ve read previous Green books in the past, and picked up Bookends while I was laid up with super bad morning sickness last April. Bookends is a story of friendship. Catherine Warner has great friends in Simon and the happily married Josh and Lucy. While Simon and Cath are both on the lookout for the perfect man, Josh and Lucy seem to have the perfect marriage until a long lost college friend, the beautiful Portia arrives back in their lives. [...]

    24. The story itself wasnt really special, but how Jane tell the story is genius! she tell it as it real. if its based on fact, so its just call good enough to send the message, but ordinary.But,, if its totally fiction i really say thats its brilliant!because she make the story so real, the character re so life! she even make the reader believe if theres something happen with Josh. But when i read, i just trust that Josh won't do that with his lovely wife.Portia's character is intersting. she's can [...]

    25. Jane Green's book, "Bookends" is a good book. She describe the setting and characters in a very descriptive way, it's like you will know how the characters and the setting looks like without seeing a picture of it. The conflict in this book is a little bit confusing for me, I'm not really sure on exactly what the conflict is, maybe if I keep on reading it I will figure out the conflict. I love reading romance books with drama on it but has a happy ending. I haven't finished this book, but I hope [...]

    26. How awful is it that I didn't remember if I'd read this book previously or not, even when I was midway through it? The character names seemed familiar to me, but I wasn't sure if it was because I'd read the book or just the back of the book. (I'm still not actually sure!) I'm torn between giving it 2 and 3 stars -- 2 because I didn't like it as much as Second Chance, the other Jane Green book I just read and gave 3 stars to, and 3 because I did manage to scarf this book down in a single day -- a [...]

    27. The story of 4 friends in collegeSi, Josh, Cath, and Portia. They were best friends until Portia broke Josh's heart. Si, Josh, and Cath moved on. Josh fell head over heels in love with Lucy and then there were 4 again. Some 10 years later Portia reappears. Can she be trusted when she shows an intense interest in the marriage of Josh and Lucy?I fell in love with the second foursome of friends, was unsure of Portia; but the heart of this friendship is Cath. She is the "mother" of the group; the on [...]

    28. I enjoyed this book despite many of the pages being filled with unnecessary fluff. I always like a good coming of age kind of story. The opening of the bookstore/cafe was not central enough in the story for the title to be "Bookends" although it fit well with the growth of the protagonist. I wish the serious subject of HIV wasn't in the story-- I wanted a lighthearted read through and through--but I can appreciate how the traumatic event changed the effected character for the better. I'd recomme [...]

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