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Watermelon
Watermelon
Author: Marian Keyes
February the fifteenth is a very special day for me. It is the day I gave birth to my first child. It is also the day my husband left me...I can only assume the two events weren't entirely unrelated.Claire has everything she ever wanted: a husband she adores, a great apartment, a good job. Then, on the day she gives birth to their first b...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060090364
ISBN-10: 0060090367
Publication Date: 4/2002
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 459 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Watermelon on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
I am not generally a chic lit kind of girl, but this book is really good. It is a perfect book to read on a rainy Saturday afternoon while eating a big bowl of ice cream. When I read this one, I couldn't put it down. I would recommend to anyone of the female persuasion who has ever felt fat, ugly, hopeless, tired, or any of 100 other negative emotions. You will be able to relate because Keyes style is very personal and easy to identify with.
Honey11682 avatar reviewed Watermelon on + 95 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
This book started off good and it got my attention right away, then it sort of slowed down and I was getting bored, but then BOOM!! It just started to get soooo good once again and I couldn't put it down. I loved the way the book was written. I will continue to read the other books about the "Walsh" sisters!
katieanddustin avatar reviewed Watermelon on + 37 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I have completely fallen in love with Marian Keyes's writing style! Watermelon is about Claire, a young mom of 29, and what happens to her after her husband abandons her and their newborn baby. Keyes manages to take a weighty topic and add just enough humor to keep if from being depressing but not so much that she dismisses the gravity of what happened to Claire. Watermelon is all about Claire learning to live again and figuring out what she really wants in life. The ending is so sweet and unexpected. If you like Sophie Kinsella, you'll like Marian Keyes.
reviewed Watermelon on + 45 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Veeeeery addicting. I was lugging this around to work and all over the house. I loved it! I love most of her books.
reviewed Watermelon on + 22 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This wasn't my favorite Marian Keyes novel but it was a good one nonetheless. As usual, Keyes spins an insightful, amusing story about a jilted woman that manages to regain her self-respect and cobble together a new and ultimately better life for herself from the shambles of a broken marriage. Told with this author's trademark incisive wit and self-deprecating humour, this book will be enjoyable for those who enjoy the branier side of chick-lit.
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escapist avatar reviewed Watermelon on + 70 more book reviews
Good book. Not a great title and not sure why I picked it up but I'm glad I did.
reviewed Watermelon on + 16 more book reviews
Marian Keyes brings much more depth to her writing than the typical "chic-lit".
reviewed Watermelon on + 7 more book reviews
I almost stopped reading this book because of how whiny Claire was at the start of the book, but I pushed on and was pleasently surprised. She really comes into herself and finds a backbone. I did not like how the book just ended though, wished for more of a closure.
noisynora avatar reviewed Watermelon on + 130 more book reviews
This book was okay - good beach read. Very predictable and the main character tended to go on and on and on about one thing or another, but fun enough.


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