Book Reviews of Watermelon (Walsh Family, Bk 1)

Watermelon (Walsh Family, Bk 1)
Watermelon - Walsh Family, Bk 1
Author: Marian Keyes
ISBN-13: 9780380796090
ISBN-10: 0380796090
Publication Date: 7/1999
Pages: 448
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 143 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I found this to be a funny story and I could relate with the main character. However I found the ending to be a bit predictable. Fun read though!
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Helpful Score: 3
This is the first book I've read by Marian Keyes and I really enjoyed it. I could really relate to a lot of the things that Claire was feeling as far as being confused about her husband who cheated on her and the new guy she finds in her life. It was very witty and funny. The ending was something different than I expected, but I was still pleased with how things turned out. I'd highly recommend this book. =)
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Helpful Score: 3
This is my first Marian Keyes read. The best thing about this book for me was the way the author had with her words. She writes very well, and draws you in easily. I appreciated that. And I really enjoyed how she made her secondary characters, Claire's family-to be specificly, so lively and funny and very warm personalities. Even when they were being silly or mean or whatever other emotion, the characters wrapped around me like a warm blanket. The only reason this novel isn't a favorite of mine is because of Claire's situation with her husband. I could not like the storyline or how she developed it and its conclusion. While it ended well, I wanted more from the plot. But I am glad I tried Marian Keyes. I may read another.
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Helpful Score: 3
Marian Keyes writes the most fun books and Watermelon is no different. Fun & witty with great characters that you really empathize with.
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Helpful Score: 2
Watermelon was great plane reading! I've now read 2 of Marian Keyes' books, and I've had similar reactions: I expect 'light and fluffy' chick lit, but her stories always seem to dig a little bit deeper, deal with issues more realistically, and give me more satisfaction than other books in this genre. I also find myself annoyed with the flightiness and weakness of her characters sometimes, but they seem to come out stronger on the other end - as Claire did at the end of this book. I think that's a testament to her writing and understanding how real people might behave when faced with crappy situations in the real world.
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Helpful Score: 2
For those of you readers who enjoy a good "Chick Lit" funny romance novel, then you really love this.
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Helpful Score: 1
I absolutely LOVED this book!! Claire reminded me of myself and my friends - I loved her humor and wit! I will be reading all of Marian Keyes' books now!
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Helpful Score: 1
I enjoyed the writing style...the main character talks directly to the reader.

The book had an abrupt ending. When I got to the end, I first thought some pages were missing(none are missing). It just seemed like there was a better point in the story to wrap things up.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good book. First of Marian Keyes' books that I've read. Love her characters.
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Helpful Score: 1
Marian Keyes writes a wonderfully light read - smart and funny and touching at the same time. I always enjoy her work!
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Not too bad a book. Just a little strange how the author is constantly writing what the main character is thinking - more than usual. That part was a little annoying. The book itself was pretty predictable in alot of ways but the characters in the book were very interesting.
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A good story with interesting characters and amusing situations. I enjoyed it.
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Great book! By far my favorite Keyes book.
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I've gotta say this was one of the worst marian keyes books i've ever read...
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The first by Marian Keyes, fun and light.
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Great book!
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Not my favorite by Marian Keyes, but it was still a fun read.
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I really enjoyed this one.
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Loved it!
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Loved it!
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very good book
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This was a fun read for me. I finished it within a couple of days. If you are looking for something a little lighthearted, this might be the one for you.
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At twenty-nine, fun-loving, good-natured Claire has everything she ever wanted: a husband she adores, a great apartment, a good job. Then, on the day she gives birth to her first baby, James visits her in the recover room to inform her that he's leaving her. Clarie is left with a beautiful newborn daughter, a broken heart, and a body that she can hardly bear to look at in the mirror.

In the absence of any better offers, Claire decides to go home to her family in Dublin. To her gorgeous man-eating sister Helen, her soap-watching mother, her bewildered father.. And there, sheltered by the love an (albeit quirky) family, she gets better. A lot better.

In fact, so much better that when James slithers back into her life, he's in for a bit of a surprise.
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Pregnant and her husband leaves . . .
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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 baby, James informs her that he's leaving her. Claire is left with a newborn daughter, a broken heart, and a postpartum body that she can hardly bear to look at.
She decides to go home to Dublin. And there, sheltered by the love of a quirky family, she gets better. So much so, in fact, that when James slithers back into her life, he's in for a bit of a surprise.