Thursday, August 16, 2012

Baby Proof by Emily Giffin - a book review

Since Where We Belong was such a good read, I decided to pick up Baby Proof by the same author. I burned through this book almost as fast as WWB - 2 days instead of 1.5. I liked WWB slightly better maybe because the ending in Baby Proof was more predictable.

Baby Proof is about a couple who got a divorce because he wanted kids and she didn't. She goes on to explore a new relationship, gets asked to be an egg donor, and to support her best friend's pregnancy and miscarriage. Her interactions with her friends and family forces her to reassess her decision and she finally comes to terms on how she really feels about her ex-husband. [spoiler alert] in the end, they get back together. Big surprise (insert sarcasm).

To me, the theme of this story is that the grass is not always greener on the other side. True love often comes with compromise and sacrifice but if both people are committed to each other, every problem has a solution.

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