Book Review – Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy by Helen Fielding.

There’s always something comforting about revisiting well-known characters and Bridget Jones is no exception.

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I’ll admit I was somewhat dubious going to into this as we see Bridget much later on in life, married with children but of course **spoiler alert for those who aren’t in the know** her beloved Mark Darcy has been killed, and poor, beloved Bridget is a widower, trying to make sense of her life as a single, older mum.

Helen Fielding has always written the Bridget Jones books with such fresh and incredibly astute observational humour and this one has it in abundance. I practically feasted on this book in a day, which is a rarity for me recently as my head is in 1001 places at any given time at the moment. But I struggled to put it down, she has balanced the wit we know and love with genuine moments of confusion and pain, as Bridget wonders if it’s cheating by going on a date again after all this time.

There are still the familiar background characters of Daniel, Tom and Jude but this book very much focuses on Bridget. It looks at her role as a woman of a certain age, trying to balance a career, children, the new dating rules and the cutting of vegetables for Sports Day. My only criticism of this book was the ending seemed a little rushed and dare I say it, predictable. Saying that, Fielding has penned a novel that will have you empathising, laughing out loud and choking back sobs in equal measure. Good old Bridget, brace up and Keep Buggering On.

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Star Rating out of 5: 5

 

Happy reading fellow bookworms.

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