Apologies, I am way behind schedule with my summer book challenge. I have finished my second book though, Helen Fieldings Bridget Jones, Mad about the Boy. It’s time then to share my thoughts about the book.
I’m not going to lie I had pre-misconceptions about this book. I wasn’t quite sure where Helen was going to take Bridget’s story next. She was no longer in that thirtysomething singleton position that the two previous books were famous for, and she had had her happy ever after and settle down with Mark. Well, let’s just say I was very very wrong.
The book picks up with Bridget who is now 51 and unexpectedly a single mum of two. I’m not going to lie I was devastated with how we had come to this point. What had happened to Mark? I don’t want to ruin it for anyone who hasn’t read the book and intends to do so I’m not going give any more details away about those particular details.
With an absent Mark, Bridget finds herself back in the minefield of dating. This time though she has online dating websites, Twitter, nit infestations and militant mummies on the school run to contend with.
This is a Bridget I could relate to far more than in Helen’s previous books. I’ve often found myself in crazy kid related situations wondering what the hell i’m doing.
My own kids have now decided I’m slightly nuts as I spent a lot of time laughing out loud to myself.
If you were a fan of the original Bridget Jones Diaries then you won’t be disappointed by this latest instalment.
Have you read this book? Let me know what you thought in the comments below.