Monday, September 10, 2012
The Singles by Meredith Goldstein - review
Bee wanted the perfect wedding; she got the “Singles.”
Back in her single days—before she met the man of her dreams—Beth “Bee” Evans hated being forced to attend weddings solo. Determined to spare her friends the same humiliation, she invites everyone on her list with a guest. Much to her chagrin, however, Hannah, Vicki, Rob, Joe, and Nancy insist upon attending Bee’s lavish Chesapeake Bay nuptials alone. The frustrated bride dubs them the “Minus-Ones” and their collective decision wreaks unintended havoc on her otherwise perfectly planned wedding weekend.
Excerpt from the book:
It would have been acceptable in a recession for Bee to invite singles to the wedding without a plus-one, but Bee wanted every guest to have the option of bringing a companion. But the Singles had chosen to come alone, and Bee just couldn't understand it. When she was a Single, Bee resented brides who didn't give her a plus-one simply because she didn't have a serious boyfriend. Bee vowed that when she got married, she'd grant plus-ones to everyone. No one would have to be alone. Almost everyone on the invite list had taken Bee up on her offer. Except for the Singles, who, in Bee's opinion, were adrift not only on her dry-erase board but also in life.
Thoughts from OHM:
I was really excited to review this book. It sounded right up my alley..funny chick-lit! But this read was a big disappointment for me. I kept reading hoping it would finally catch me, but I ended the book with a 'Hmm..that was it?!'. I unfortunately didn't get anything out of the book. I found the writing rather dry and it was written from the point of 5 characters that were under-written and I just never connected with. I just didn't quite get the book.
This is just my opinion though, I looked around on Goodreads and there are people who enjoyed the book immensely! Everyone has their own opinion, right?