Book REVIEW: Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding


9780385350860-us-300Title:  Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
Series:  Bridget Jones #3
Author:  Helen Fielding
Publisher:  Vintage
Published:  2014
Language:  English
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  386
ISBN:  9780099584438



Genre: Chick-Lit, Romance, Contemporary, Adult.
Average Goodreads rating: 3.31

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 Ren�e Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.

With her hotly anticipated third instalment, 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 email 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 favourite Everywoman.



My Rating and General Opinion


A lot of mixed feeling about this one…

The Writing

Bridget sure came back with the same spirit, literally the same damn spirit as 20 years ago.

The Story

Started out too good (and bad) it killed me, made me cry like a cupcake!!
The first part of the book got me so emotional and I felt it deeply but the rest of it was simply ok , and the ending more like meh. Who didn’t see that coming?? Seriously, who didn’t??

The Characters

One of the things that surprised me mist was when Daniel appeared in the scene, again!! I just couldn’t believe it and didn’t understand it… And even after the explanation of how he and Darcy had made it things good again… I couldn’t believe, I just don’t see that happening sorry.

And then Bridget, my spirit animal, which I hope I don’t turn into because… it may be funny and everything but how is it possible that she’s still acting at 50 like she was at 30 and supposedly 20 (let’s not kid ourselves, more like 15 yo) ??!!?? Of course you remain the same person inside, but with the years and experiences lived you mature and you evolve or at least you are supposed too!! But Bridget… she did nothing of such! so that disappointed me a bit… nothing changed from previous installments.

Another disappointing thing was how with Sharon living abroad, Fielding exchanged her character with the one of Tabitha (who is nothing like her and I never completely liked), because apparently you have to have three good friends, two if whom are females… apparently.


So would I recommend this book?? I would, to close the cycle that is Bridget Jones, but I would have preferred there was never such book to begin with, and the history would have ended on the second one or even maybe on the newest one.
Too much love for Darcy sorry.


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