Kate's been depressed ever since yet another long-term boyfriend unceremoniously dumped her. When her younger and married sister Kelly convinces her the way to meet a quality man is for the two of them to sign up for a volleyball class, she's just desperate enough to agree. But Kate becomes so fixated on their coach that she fails to see an unlikely but perfect match right in front of her. Kelly s been less than happy for longer than she wants to admit. She's the one who appears to have it all: the perfect husband, the big house and the beautiful daughter. Despite it all, she feels an emptiness she can't explain and is conflicted when it's her volleyball coach who offers an answer. I'll Have Who She's Having follows Kate and Kelly as they battle themselves and each other in their search for a happy ending. Through a series of hardships and self-doubt, they both realize they were looking for happiness in the wrong places. It s a novel for anyone who ever secretly let their insecurities get the best of them.
Average Price: $12.95
This is a great book if you're looking for a fun light read. I found it was very easy to get in to because the characters felt very real. Most people can probably relate with one of the two main characters, or relate to bits of both of them. Definitely one of the better chicklit's out there, and for a great price as well!
This book asks "is the grass truly greener on the other side?" The answer, obviously, is no.
The protagonists, sisters Kelly and Kate, can't get away from the feeling they are missing something from life and cannot comprehend the other's frustration - because one has what the other sister perceives to be lacking. Woven in are the perspectives of the husband, the boyfriend, the best friend, and everyone else down to the seedy liquor store owner.
And this is also what I liked best about the book. The varied perspectives add a little extra spunk to the story and remind the reader that there is more going on than the selfishness of two sisters trying to outdo one another. I found that I could relate to several different characters at once; it would not have been likely had the narrative focused more narrowly on Kate and Kelly.
Some may find this book to be a little simplistic, portraying certain women in stereotypical roles that are unflattering or unrealistic. These readers might forget that exaggeration is necessary and even welcome to convey the point, as any fan of the Shopaholic series can relate.
Will it make you laugh out loud like Sophie Kinsella, or examine the complexities of the romantic and social dynamic like Jane Austen? Perhaps not. Still, I would recommend this as a light beach read :)
I received this book through the CA Book Club. It tells the stories of Kate and her sister Kelly who are both in very different stages in their lives but they were both going after the same man. I like how this book tells the stories from the first person's point of view; it was like getting into the mind of each character, to see what they see, to think what they think and to feel how they feel. I particularly enjoy the odd chapters on Larry the liquor guy or Jeremy the husband.
I thought this book was very insightful. The characters were well developed and very easy to relate to. I enjoyed this book very much and I would definitely recommend it to other chicks who loves a fun, light read!
It doesn't tackle world issues or secret codes, but this is a gripping story that keeps you reading until the very end. This is chicklit at its best. Its about two sisters that show two different sides of womanhood. One sister, the flamboyant but vulnereable single, the other who apparantly has 'everything' - a great husband, a beautiful daughter ... and yet both are struggling with various issues and insecurities.
Without giving away too much of the story for those who've yet to read it, I liked how the book was narrated from each of their points of view. Although if you think of it technically, both sisters were sort of on the extreme side of the spectrum - one was very flamboyant very single and very man hungry, the other was very married, very bored in her marriage and feeling inadequate, unappreciated and boring. Single sister looking at the married sister, thinking she has it all, married sister looking at the single one and thinking how wide her options are.
Basically it gives an insight into each girls mind, and really shows how the grass truly appears greener on the other side.
Throw in fashion and hot guys, and there ya go, chick lit at its best ;-)
Even though I received this book as part of the CA bookclub, I would have totally bought it too, it was really worth the read!!
I've already read this book once over, and its on my self right next to my other favorite chick lits (like shopoholic). I can see myself reading this over and over...
Although I received this book free, I would have gladly paid for the price listed. I absolutely loved this book and would recommend this to all my girlfriends who are looking for a fun and light book. The story revolves around two sisters and how they deal with relationships, social life and work. I personally like this book because each chapters are told by first person point of view of literally everyone. There were several tongue and cheek moments - something everyone can really enjoy.
This is really for anyone who's looking for a great summer read!
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