I liked this book even more than the movie. I've enjoyed all of Jennifer Weiner's books and this was one of my favorites. There is a really interesting section in the middle that never made it into the movie that I enjoyed very much. I would recommend you read this book even if you've seen the movie. :)
This is my favorite book. Weiner is a very talented writer. She does a wonderful job of paralleling the characters, using symbolism, and delving into the female psyche all while maintaining an uncanny sense of humor.
A fun read, wonderful insights on two sisters. As much about self discovery as about relationships ... you'll fall in love with the characters (and this was much better than the movie, which was pretty good!).
: I really enjoyed this light and breezy read. Two sisters, Maggie and Rose have nothing much in common except a tragic childhood and they wear the same size shoe. Rose is the steady one and Maggie the irresponsible free spirit. When Maggie is evicted from her apartment and moves in with Rose she sets into motion a series of events that will make both sisters take another look at their lives. This was a fun read and my first book by Weiner. The ending was a little too perfect, but aside from that minor complaint I really had fun reading the book.
The story is about 2 sisters, Maggie and Rose. Maggie is drop dead gorgeous but not very bright due to learning disabilities. Rose is overweight and plain but smarta lawyer. Maggie is always in trouble. Credit, evictions, no job. Rose is always bailing her out. But when Maggie sleeps with Rosess boyfriend, that is the last straw. Maggie knows it so she takes off for somewhere to hide. Princeton. First she seduces a guy and steals his money and credit cards. Then she hides in the library. She meets some friends, gets a job and even sneaks into some classes. Meanwhile, Rose and Maggie's Grandmother are in Florida. The girls father wrote Ella off after her daughter (their mother Catherine) died. Maggie finds out she has a grandmother and heads to florida after the guy she seduces finds her. Roses life has also changed. Mortified after her sister sleeps with her boyfriend (her boss at the law firm) she goes on leave and gets a job as a dog walker. She starts dating Simon (Another lawyer) and they fall in love and get engaged. The story has its ups and downs but the ending is happy.
This is a good book about three women, Rose and Maggie Feller, two sisters who are very different from each other in every way imaginable, and Ella Hirsch, their grandmother, whom they haven't seen since their mother's funeral when they were young girls. I saw the movie before I read the book, but I'm glad I read the book because much was changed and left out of the film. This is one of those feel-good books where everything works out in the end, filled with great supporting characters.
I didn't really like this book. It didn't seem to be all that it was hyped to be. The characters other than the shoes aren't really likeable, not a feel good book to me. I'll pass on reading any of Jennifer Weiner's other books.
A story of sisters who are seemingly totally opposite personality types. I enjoyed seeing the "responsible" sister find her more unstructured side and seeing the "wild child" sister find a desire to be more responsible.
A story of 2 sisters that have a long history. One of the sisters goes to live with her grandmother in Florida at a retirement village.There are many funny moments but also very poignant ones regarding how families evolve even when there are some hidden family facts. Way better than the movie.
"In Her Shoes" is not the typical book I usually read. But it was well written. The characters were remarkable. And while the back and forth between the two sisters was frustrating and heartbreaking, it was also touching. Adding the mom to the mix was a perfect unexpected plot twist.
I absolutely love this book (the only reason I'm getting rid of it is because I upgraded to a hardbook). It's an easy book to relate to, and the characters seem very real. The movie was a pretty good adaptation - I only like the book a smidge more than the movie (simply because it has more detail). I'm a total shoe fanatic, and Rose's shoe collection is to die for...even if it's just on paper.
This is an amazing book about a struggling relationship between sisters, with a never ending love. I could not put the book down and Weiner again has really hit the reality of what real life family struggles and life is.
Great exploration of female familial relationships. The resolution occurs a little too quickly at the ending, but otherwise Weiner seems very willing to show the messy side of sisterly and motherly love.
If you liked the movie, you will love this book. The character development is much stronger and pulls you into the story. Whether you have sisters or not, this book pulls on the heartstrings. It's a great read.
What a great chic read! This is the story of Rose Feller, an average looking woman who has accomplished much according to the world's standards and her sister, Maggie, who would be considered by most to be a low life. This is a journey of two sisters not to be missed. This had been made into a motion picture that was fairly well done, but, as always, not nearly as good as the book.
The writing here is not fantastic, but the style meets the needs of character development, making it worth your time.
This is definitely a chick-lit book. I don't really care for those kinds of books but I read it anyways. It was just ok. If you are looking for a quick read but nothing too in-depth then this is the book for you.
While I found the book enjoyable it wasn't one that I couldn't put down. It was just okay. Not bad not good, just there. I got a little lost at some of the chapter switches but that could have been my own personal lack of focus. And while I did not think the book was fantastic I will be giving the author another shot and I will defiantly read some more of her books and see where they go.
Two sisters who claim to have nothing in common but a childhood tragedy, DNA and the same size feet are about to learn that they're more alike than they'd ever imagined. Chic Lit. Not my favorite reading.
A book about 2 sisters finding out that even though they have very different outlooks on life, they actually have more in common than they think. A fun and easy read. Some parts were a bit boring but overall, I still found it to be interesting. I believe it is being made into a movie with Cameron Diaz?
Twenty-eight-year-old Maggie Fuller relies on her looks and size zero body to flirt her way through life while working dozens of dead-end jobs and dreaming of stardom. At the other end of the spectrum is her older, larger sister, Rose, who relies on her intelligence and is an accomplished attorney at a large Philadelphia firm. The only things that these two seem to have in common is their shared history, a loathing for their "stepmonster," Sydelle, size six feet and a passion for luxurious shoes. When Maggie is evicted from her apartment and loses yet another job, Rose takes her in and tries to endure her closet raids and endless insults. But her patience abruptly ends when Maggie crosses a line so sacred that Rose kicks Maggie out and all but terminates their relationship ("Her sister was like a fucking Weebel, [Rose] thought. She'd wobble, she'd screw up, she'd steal your shoes... but she'd absolutely never fall down"). The sisters go on with their lives and Maggie discovers that she has a brain and a will to learn, while Rose learns to loosen up a bit and finds that there is more to life than work. The two sisters also get to know their maternal grandmother, Ella Hirsch, who they haven't seen since their mother's funeral more than 20 years ago. With Ella's love and support, Maggie reaches out to Rose and the two begin to repair their relationship. In the end, these three remarkable women learn that they are stronger than they thought they were, that family ties are worth preserving, and that there are perks to sharing the same shoe size. Weiner, a marvelously natural storyteller, blends humor and heartbreak to create an irresistible novel.
Great book, humorous and heartwarming. Jennifer Weiner really digs deep into these characters. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing these two sisters (who are complete opposites) find who they are and get past the tough life they had growing up without their mother. Cannot wait to read more of her writing! More than just a "chic" book.
This is a eloquently written story of two sisters who need to work through their individual issues in order to be a better sibling to the other. A wonderful journey that will make you laugh and cry before it's over.
Maggie and Rose Feller, are sisters two years apart, and they couldn't be more different. Rose, the older of the two, is an established lawyer at a prominent Philadelphia firm. She is responsible, intelligent, homely, and successful--and she has a secret penchant for romance novels. Maggie, her younger sister, is her complete opposite: beautiful, outgoing, carefree, learning disabled, and irresponsible. Maggie can't keep a job or an apartment for longer than a month, and she dreams of becoming a famous actress. In fact, the only things the sisters have in common are a familial loss, a shoe size, and a dislike for their frigid stepmother, who's way too into plastic surgery.
I can't wait to see the movie that is coming out in October based on this book to see how closely it follows the book.
This is a book you don't want to end. Meet Rose Feller, a thirty-year-old high-powered attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She has an exercise regime she's going to start next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses, gaze into her eyes, and tell her she's beautiful. She also dreams of getting her fantastically screwed-up, semi-employed little sister to straighten up and fly right. Meet Rose's sister, Maggie. Twenty-eight years old and drop-dead gorgeous. Although her big-screeen stardom hasn't progressed past her left hip's appearance in a Will Smith video, Maggie dreams of fame and fortune---and of getting her big sister on a skin-care regimen. These two women, who claim to have nothing in cmmon but a childhood tragedy, DNA, and the same size feet, are about to learn that they're more alike than they'd ever imagined. Along the way, they'll encounter a diverse cast of characters---from a stepmother who's into recreational Botox to a disdainful pug with no name. They'll borrow shoes and clothes and boyfriends, and eventually make peace with their most intimate enemies---each other.
Two sisters, Maggie and Rose have nothing much in common except a tragic childhood and they wear the same size shoe. Rose is the steady one and Maggie the irresponsible free spirit. When Maggie is evicted from her apartment and moves in with Rose she sets into motion a series of events that will make both sisters take another look at their lives. This was a fun read and my first book by Weiner. The ending was a little too perfect, but aside from that minor complaint I really had fun reading the book.
Meet Rose Feller, a thirty-year-old high-powered attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She has a exercise regime she's going to start next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses, gaze into her eyes, and tell her she's beautiful. She also dreams of getting her fantastically screwed-up, semi-employed little sister to straighten up and fly right.
Meet Rose's sister, Maggie. Twenty-eight years old and drop-dead gorgeous. Although her big-screen stardon hasn't progressed past her left hip's appearance in a Will Smith vides, Maggie dreams of fame and fortune--and of getting her big sister on a skin-care regimen.
These two women, who claim to have nothing in common but a childhood tragedy, DNA, and the same size feet, are about to learn that they're more alike than they'd ever imagined. Along the way, they'll encounter a diverse cast of characters--from a stepmother who's into recreational Botox to a disdainful pug with no name. They'll borrow shoes and clothes and boyfriends, and evenually make peace with their most intimate enemies--each other.
The Feller sisters are equal but opposite. Maggie is the good-looking, dyslexic little sister who knows how to get anything she wants--but not how to keep it. She "felt as if somewhere between the ages of fourteen and sixteen she'd walked off the edge of a cliff and had been falling ever since." Rose is the plump, practical, responsible older sister who knows about law but not much about her own happiness: "What did she like, besides shoes, and Jim, and foods that were bad for her?" When Maggie's latest eviction lands her in Rose's apartment, and Maggie insults Rose by seducing one of her sister's rare boyfriends, what follows is a chain of events by turns hilarious and heartbreaking. Embarrassed Rose evicts Maggie and begins a work sabbatical leading to a new livelihood and way of living. Maggie flees and runs away to Princeton. Masquerading as a student, she learns to love poetry and saves money for a trip to Miami--and a visit to a long-lost grandmother named Ella who might offer her a last shot at sanctuary. But In
I enjoyed reading the book. The fun was realizing that not only does the title imply that one sister wears the other sister's shoes but also that they "walked in each other shoes" in a manner of speaking -- concerning the path of growth each took in the story. Except for the sexual scenes, it would be a good book for young teenage girls to read and discuss with their Mom's.
Made into a major motion picture starring Carmen Diaz. Rose, a high-powered attorney dreams of finding that perfect man and getting her screwed up sister to straighten up. Rose's sister, Maggie, is drop-dead gorgeous and dreams of stardom and getting her sister's skin-care regimen in order. These two are to learn what they never dreamed, that they are more alike than they ever imagined. They'll borrow shoes and boyfriends along the way. New York Times bestselling author.
MEET ROSE FELLER, A THIRTY SOMETHING HIGH-POWERED ATTORNEY WITH A SECRET PASSION FOR ROMANCE NOVELS.SHE HAS AN EXERCISE REGIME SHE'S GOING TO START NEXT WEEK, & SHE DREAMS OF A MAN WHO WILL SLIDE OFF HER GLASSES, GAZE INTO HER EYES, & TELL HER SHE'S BEAUTIFUL.SHE ALSO DREAMS OF GETTING HER FANTASTICALLY SCREWED-UP SEMI-EMPLOYED LITTLE SISTER TO STRAIGHTEN UP & FLY RIGHT.
ROSE'S SISTER, MAGGIE, TWENTY EIGHT & DROP-DEAD GORGEOUS HASN'T PROGRESSED PAST HER LEFT HIP'S APPEARANCE IN A WILL SMITH VIDEO,MAGGIE DREAMS OF FAME & FORTUNE & GETTING HER BIG SISTER ON A SKIN-CARE REGIMEN.
THESE TWO WOMEN, WHO CLAIM TO HAVE NOTHING IN COMMON BUT A CHILDHOOD TRAGEDY,DNA & THE SAME SIZE FEET, ARE ABOUT TO LEARN THEY'RE MORE ALIKE THEN THEY EVER IMAGINES. ALONG THE WAY, THEY WILL MEET A DIVERSE CAST OF CHARACTERS - FROM A STEPMOTHER WHO'S INTO RECREATIONAL "BOTOX" TO A DISDAINFUL PUG WITH NO NAME.
I left this on the shelf unread for a couple of years because I thought it would be a chick-lite piece of fluff. It wasn't what I expected and I have to say I really enjoyed this book. I even shed a couple of tears. It was very well written.