Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Idea of Him: A NovelThe Idea of Him: A Novel by Holly Peterson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Genre: Contemporary Chick-lit



My Likes About This Book
The characters in this story don’t just live on the page or in a scene, they are well-formed, they have a back story to them. When characters are not well-formed they seem more like actors acting out a badly written play instead of as real as you can get to real people, luckily this book has all the well-formed characters and less of the actors acting badly, these characters are as real as someone you bump into at the supermarket.
Allie’s back story is incredibly sad but also very raw, out of all the parts in the book these are my favorites because it shows how our experiences shape us and effect how we allow others to treat us.
I was pleasantly surprised at the end of the book when we learn Jackie’s motivations for doing what she did.
I liked that two women banded together to bring about justice. Very Batman (Jackie) and Robin (Allie).
The theme that I found in this story is that sometimes us ladies feel we need to do it all; we work, take care of the kids and the home basically solo, and all the while supporting out husbands and their careers all while smiling. Hopefully that didn’t sound to bitter but this is more the norm than the exception so there it is.


My Dislikes About This Book
Tommy, couldn’t stand this guy or the scenes he was in, he was to sexually intense and it just felt inappropriate to me. Allie’s past is talked about in the scenes with Tommy the most so even though those flashes into the past were my favorite parts they ended, I was back in the present, and Tommy was just as annoyingly gross.
The relationship of Allie and James is totally confusing, I understand they survived something horrible together but jeesh cut me a break.


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