Book Review – Bridget Jones’s Baby

Bridget Jones, beloved Singleton and global phenomenon, is back with a bump in Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries.
8:45 P.M. Realize there have been so many times in my life when have fantasized about going to a scan with Mark or Daniel: just not both at the same time.
Before motherhood, before marriage, Bridget with biological clock ticking very, very loudly, finds herself unexpectedly pregnant at the eleventh hour: a joyful pregnancy which is dominated, however, by a crucial but terribly awkward question – who is the father? Mark Darcy: honourable, decent, notable human rights lawyer? Or Daniel Cleaver: charming, witty, notable fuckwit?
9:45 PM It’s like they’re two halves of the perfect man, who’ll spend the rest of their lives each wanting to outdo the other one. And now it’s all enacting itself in my stomach.
In this gloriously funny, touching story of baby-deadline panic, maternal bliss, and social, professional, technological, culinary and childbirth chaos, Bridget Jones – global phenomenon and the world’s favorite Singleton – is back with a bump.

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I actually received this book as a Christmas present last year and I can’t believe that it has taken me this long to pick it up and read it. I must confess that I haven’t read any of the other books in the series so I can’t make any comparisons or say if it was better or worse than the last. I have seen all of the films though and am a huge fan of Bridget Jones.

Bridget Jones is a very likeable character. I think most women could relate to her in one way or another and she never fails to entertain. As a stand alone book I very much enjoyed the story. I read it in one sitting and had plenty of moments where I was laughing out loud. You do need to know some back story before embarking on this, even if it is just film knowledge, to understand some of the characters and Bridget’s complicated relationships.

Although this is a book about a baby I was really pleased to see that Helen Fielding didn’t focus too much on the pregnancy journey. She covered all the basics; pregnancy test, scans, pre natal classes and the birth. Thankfully the birth section was skimmed over, I don’t think any of us want to read about that in too much detail! Instead she focuses on relationships and how Bridget copes with pregnancy as well as her crazy family and nutty friends.

All in all this book was kept short and sweet and was an enjoyable read. The perfect book to read if you have a free afternoon and fancy a good giggle.

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