Where We Belong: Emily Giffin

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Marian Caldwell is a busy-bee TV producer, with the CEO of the network her boyfriend. Her world suddenly comes apart, when her daughter, who she had given up for adoption when she had her at the age of eighteen, comes looking for her.  It is an interesting premise but the book never takes off after the first thirty pages. It takes the predictable route of Marian breaking-up with her boyfriend, and getting back with her first love, the father of her daughter.  Predictability is not the only problem with the story.  The characters brood over minor issues and midway the book turns completely chic lit – with proms, dresses and boys.  Giffin does a particularly poor job writing from the daughter’s point of view.  Her take on teenage thinking is not particularly insightful.

Don’t bother.

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