"Certain Girls" aren't always certain about themselves
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by: Jennifer Weiner.
2008; 400 pages.
I mentioned earlier how I got "Certain Girls" for $1.50. It was a good choice. It was cheaper than buying most books available for Kindle download, and it was a good read.
"Certain Girls" is the sequel to "Good in Bed". The interesting thing about "Certain Girls" is that the chapters are narrated alternately between Cannie and her daughter Joy, age 13.
Now, any of you out there who are, or once were, a 13 year old girl...can you imagine writing about how you actually feel, especially about your mother?
Well, that's how this book feels. It offers a glimpse into the thoughts of young teen girls.
Joy's bat mitzvah is approaching, and she's feeling pressured to be like other teens. She's embarrassed by her mother, her family, and herself. Cannie, Joy's mother, feels over-protective of her premature baby all grown up. And Peter wants to have another baby, but Peter and Cannie will need a surrogate.
I don't feel as if this is the best book that's ever been written. I don't even actually think it was great. I thought it was a bit weak, and oculd have been tweaked to be better. I thought it read as though the writing were rushed.