Bridget Jones

Bridget Jones

Mad About the Boy

Book - 2013
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Bridget Jones is back!
   When Helen Fielding first wrote Bridget Jones' Diary , charting the life of a 30-something singleton in London in the 1990s, she introduced readers to one of the most beloved characters in modern literature. The book was published in 40 countries, sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, and spawned a best-selling sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason . The two books were turned into major blockbuster films starring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.
     With her hotly anticipated third installment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy , Fielding introduces us to a whole new enticing phase of Bridget's life set in contemporary London, including the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by and the nightmare of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous e-mail cc, total lack of Twitter followers, and TVs that need 90 buttons and three remotes to simply turn on. 
     An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is a triumphant return of our favorite Everywoman.

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013.
ISBN: 9780345807953
0345807952
Characteristics: 390 p.
Alternative Title: Mad about the boy

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jasperbuddy
Apr 29, 2016

I'm a huge Bridget Jones fan (who isn't ?) and when I first read the summary for this book, I couldn't see how it could still be enjoyable. I tried it anyway and it's great! So sad at parts but had to laugh out loud at others.

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heidiup1
Mar 15, 2016

The plot is silly, but Fielding had me laughing many times.

aavishkakumar Dec 02, 2015

It was average. Got better towards the end. I do not want to reveal the big spoiler but I will just say that when I found out I wanted to put it down but I forced myself to keep reading and I quite enjoyed it. Helen really just brings a bit of real life into it, as stuff like that happens. It was a nice ending though and I absolutely love the character of Bridget. She's so real, and quirky and exactly how a lot of women think and feel. Great book.

athompson10 Oct 14, 2015

Fun and games with Bridget, single again and up to her old tricks.

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CecileSune
Jul 17, 2015

Bridget Jones is back and single again! Her husband, Mark Darcy, passed away 5 years earlier, and she is raising their two children alone in London. As a single mom, Bridget has to deal with vomit, head lice, and other kid-related catastrophes, as well as with new technologies such as texting, Twitter and online dating. Life is hard, but she keeps “buggering on”. When she meets a hot younger man, she starts feeling alive again. Could this be a new beginning for the loveable “singleton”?

Once I got over the shock that Mark Darcy was dead, I quite enjoyed the story. In fact, I don’t think there would have been a third book if Mark was still alive, as it would not have been as interesting a story. Reading the third installment of the Bridget Jones series feels like meeting with friends you haven’t seen for years. Bridget has the same pals with the addition of a couple more. The book is written as a diary and in the first person, like its predecessors. And as before, Bridget finds herself in hilarious predicaments. However, I thought it was odd that Daniel was godparent to her children. Would someone name an ex-boyfriend as a godparent, especially when this person is immature and untrustworthy? I wouldn’t in a million years leave my child alone with this guy! However, while the ending of the book was a bit predictable, it was nevertheless satisfying.

Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy was a fun and entertaining read, and I think people who loved the first two books in the series will enjoy this one too. I wonder if a movie is in the works… If it is, I would love to see it!

Please go to my blog, Cecile Sune - Bookobsessed, if you would like to read more reviews or discover fun facts about books and authors.

Leosrme Dec 19, 2014

Though I had seen all the Bridget Jones films, I had never read one of Helen Fielding's books. I expected this book to be a light fluffy read. I wasn't prepared for the story to bring me to tears in several places. I really enjoyed this book and will certainly be seeing the film when it comes out.

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booksmile
Aug 08, 2014

A very interesting sequel--set twenty years after the first two books. It is hilarious while also sensitively dealing with grief. I really enjoyed it, although I could relate more to and still prefer the first Bridget Jones book.

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Sublurbanite
Jun 27, 2014

I love the Bridget Jones books, so this is a biased review. I really enjoyed this book. Despite the book's length, Fielding's writing style leads to a fast read. V. funny, and light.

MariePat Jun 19, 2014

I could not enjoy this book at all. Part of the intrigue of the first two books was Bridget Jones as a singleton and her relationship with Mark Darcy. Taking him out of the equation makes the book fall flat.

shokolit Apr 05, 2014

I loved the book! really funny.

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andreareads
Aug 14, 2014

I WILL NOT . . .
* Get annoyed by dishwasher, tumble dryer and microwave beeping in attention-seeking manner to tell you they have finished, wasting time crossly imitating dishwasher by dancing round saying, ‘Oh, oh, look at me, I’m a dishwasher, I’ve washed the dishes.’ . . .
* Keep saying, ‘One . . . two . . .’ in warning voice to children before have decided what to do when get to ‘three’.

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andreareads
Aug 14, 2014

It’s horrifying how differently some people treat you when you’re fat, to when you’re not. And when you’re all done up and when you’re just normal. No wonder women are so insecure. I know men are too. But when one is a woman, with all the tools at a modern woman’s disposal, one can literally look like a completely different person from one half-hour to the next.
Even then, you think you don’t look like you should.

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andreareads
Aug 14, 2014

‘The trouble with George is that he always seems to be somewhere else,’ I started thinking piously, whilst feeling my phone vibrate. ‘He’s always either just about to talk to someone else, or talking to someone else or emailing someone else or just getting on or off a plane.’ I glanced down to open my text, thinking, ‘Why? Why? Why can’t George just be where he is?’

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andreareads
Aug 14, 2014

I stood, lost, for a moment as Roxster trotted off in search of food, staring, scared, at the scene. It was that moment when you first arrive in a sea of people and your mind’s all jangly and you can’t recognize anyone you know.

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shokolit thinks this title is suitable for 40 years and over

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Miss_Adelaide
May 19, 2015

Bridget Jones, now a single mother, steps into the dating pool after the death of her husband Mark Darcy.

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