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{Read Epub} í Certain Girls ⚫ 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 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 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 recommend not reading the book at all The story flip flops point of view between two protagonists the mother and the teenage daughter The daughter s point of view is so rude and disrespectful that I wonder what the author thinks of teenagers in general It comes across as contrived and forced There s a passage where the daughter describes her mother, who is sitting cross legged, as having her boobs in her lap and it s comments like these throughout the book that would make the most normal of women self conscious about weight, with her constant retorts about her fat mother It s also very heavy with Jewish coming of age procedures which was a little weird for me as a non Jewish person, because a lot of the language was foreign and not explained and I didn t understand the relevance of the events Probably cool for a Jewish reader, but for those not familiar with terminology, it s one thing that makes the book difficult to become engaged in All in all, I found the hype to be undeserved, and I wish I had spent my time reading something else. 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 them look better The second type are those that don t really make much of a difference to the original novel These are loose sequels They have some of the original novel s backstory, but not so much where it s absolutely necessary to read the first novel They can be read as stand alone novels Lastly, there are those sequels that are better in theory The ones that make the original novel worse Certain Girls , unfortunately, falls under the third category.I loved Good In Bed I thought it was a gem Certain Girls not so much First off, Cannie Shapiro the heroine of the first novel did a complete 180 It seemed like she went from three steps forward in the first novel and two steps back in the second She became this smothering, obsessive, character What happened to the witty, sharp tounged heroine from the first novel And Joy, her daughter, was obnoxious and bratty I know she s only twelve, but she was overly bratty It went to the point where I wanted to skip the chapters she narrated I didn t, but boy, did I ever want to And don t even get me started on the ending I m not going to say it, so that I don t spoil the book But the ending was majorly depressing and completely unnecessary.So, if you loved Good In Bed , do not read Certain Girls It will change you perceptions of the first novel and not in a good way Good In Bed should not have been messed with in this way Which is why I rate this two stars. 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 years later, told in alternating chapters from her POV as well as her daughter s POV Cannie is now happily married to a doctor, she is a successful author and very proud mother to her almost teenage daughter, Joy Her problems start about the same time she begins planning Joy s bat mitzvah party and her husband, Dr Peter K., decides he wants to have a baby Cannie struggles with the idea of using a surrogate Joy discovers the popular book her mother wrote ten years prior, a sensationalized version of her mother s life, and is traumatized after she reads it on the sly Enter the teen rebellion years and all of the horrors that come with it Things quickly slide downhill as the author throws a mish mash of new and old conflicts into the plot The first half of this book was delightful I laughed I cried I thoroughly enjoyed it and was able to relate to the characters I liked learning about the various traditions and planning that goes into bat and bar mitzvahs My heart ached for Joy when she made the decision to connect with her estranged maternal grandfather Like I said, Weiner is a terrific storyteller But the last 50 pages stunk on iceWhat is this author s aversion to giving Cannie a happy ending Count me in as another reader who is pissed off about the contrived ending of this book I have a bone to pick with Publisher s Weekly review of this one as a hilarious sequel. 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 reading, proving there s a lot of emotional connection to Jennifer Weiner s characters.I highly recommend Certain Girls to anyone who enjoys an excellent story, and encourage you to get to know Cannie first in Good In Bed.