Book Review: Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding

5 / 5 stars

Goodreads description: Meet Bridget Jones—a 30-something Singleton who is certain she would have all the answers if she could:
a. lose 7 pounds
b. stop smoking
c. develop Inner Poise

“123 lbs. (how is it possible to put on 4 pounds in the middle of the night? Could flesh have somehow solidified becoming denser and heavier? Repulsive, horrifying notion), alcohol units 4 (excellent), cigarettes 21 (poor but will give up totally tomorrow), number of correct lottery numbers 2 (better, but nevertheless useless)…”

Bridget Jones’ Diary is the devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud daily chronicle of Bridget’s permanent, doomed quest for self-improvement — a year in which she resolves to: reduce the circumference of each thigh by 1.5 inches, visit the gym three times a week not just to buy a sandwich, form a functional relationship with a responsible adult, and learn to program the VCR.

Over the course of the year, Bridget loses a total of 72 pounds but gains a total of 74. She remains, however, optimistic. Through it all, Bridget will have you helpless with laughter, and — like millions of readers the world round — you’ll find yourself shouting, “Bridget Jones is me!”

This was amazing!

I love British books (I mean I loved the ones I read lol) because they’re humor is so unique. It literally made me laugh out loud more than a few times.

I loved this book also because I watched the movie and it was as funny as the book so I just decided to read it. Its ratings are meh but I suggest you give it a try and not look at what everyone else is saying because everyone is different and you might end up liking it!

Bridget Jones is the funniest person in the world. And that’s because she’s not perfect, she has her flaws and as small as they seem to us they make her very anxious and paranoid. And I think that every one of us is like that.

I could relate to her, even though I’m way younger and tbh my life isn’t that exciting, mostly because the book is so unbelievable yet very realistic.

But, I liked it mostly for its humor. The scene that is funniest to me both in the movie and the book is when she slides down the fireman pole. My cheeks hurt because of how much I laughed.

I liked that it was written in a form of a diary and not as a usual novel because something different is usually a fun thing. I love books like that and it reminded me a bit of Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series by Louise Rennison (Oh, she’s a British writer, too!), a book series that I absolutely adore.

I’m definitely gonna be reading the second book because I need more of Bridget Jones.

This book is very light, funny and fast-paced. I read it in a very quick time because it was so interesting (but also it’s not too long, so…). I recommend it to everyone out there even if you don’t like chick-lit and romance because I bet y’all love a good comedy. All in one, a perfect book for summer!

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