This book has been recommended to me so many times that I had to give it a try.
And I was... disapointed.
Bridget Jones' Diary gives us a year in the life of Bridget in which she has stated she wants to "reduce the circumference of each thigh by 1.5 inches, visit the gym three times a week not to just buy a sandwich, form a functional relationship with a responsible adult, and learn to program the VCR".
Most chapters begin with her weight (because she apparently weighs herself multiple times a day), how many cigerettes she has smoked, and how much alcohol she has consumed among other things.
Most of the book seems to center around those three things along with her troubles in romance.
If she didn't write her weight or the fact that her friends tell her she doesn't look as good when she is at her lowest goal weight, you would imagine her as a chubby girl.
(The movie makes a big deal of that as well)
And yet she seems like a normal sized woman that is just obsessed with being thinner than she is.
This book is lauded as being hilarious. While there were many moments that made me laugh, I didn't think the book as a whole was that funny.
Nor did I find it easy to sympathize with the character.
I found her to be shallow and kind of annoying to be honest.
I didn't really understand why Darcy would have been interested in her to begin with because there was never really a point in the story when I thought Bridget was great.
I understand that in diary form we are only getting her thoughts about herself and that may be very different from what others would think of her but I still didn't really like her.
It was a pretty quick read and wasn't the worst book I have ever read so I gave it two stars on Goodreads.
I must say it is not one I will read again nor will I be reading the sequel.
*Have you read this book?
*If so, do you agree or disagree?