Sunday, September 25, 2016

Who Do You Love

Who do You Love
Jennifer Weiner
Who Do You Love

Genre: Women's Fiction

Summary (from Goodreads): Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued by the boy who shows up all alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy's taken back to the emergency room and Rachel's sent back to her bed, they think they'll never see each other again.

Rachel, the beloved, popular, and protected daughter of two doting parents, grows up wanting for nothing in a fancy Florida suburb. Andy grows up poor in Philadelphia with a single mom and a rare talent that will let him become one of the best runners of his generation.

Over the course of three decades, through high school and college, marriages and divorces, from the pinnacles of victory and the heartbreak of defeat, Andy and Rachel will find each other again and again, until they are finally given a chance to decide whether love can surmount difference and distance and if they've been running toward each other all along.

With honesty, wit, and clear-eyed observations about men and women, love and fate, and the truth about happy endings, Jennifer Weiner delivers two of her most memorable characters, and a love story you'll never forget.

Review: Another entertaining read by Jennifer Weiner!  I didn't love this book as much as some of her others, primarily because I couldn't see why Andy was so interested in Rachel when they were younger.  During Rachel's high school and college years, she was completely spoiled and materialistic, and Andy seemed so down-to-earth that it was hard to imagine what he saw in her.  I am not at all interested in reading books about women who need to use a specific fancy brand of lip gloss, and I even debated putting the book down when Rachel was in a sorority because it was just so ridiculous.  But I made it through that part and loved watching Rachel move past that stage of her life.  While it was frustrating to skip around in time and miss huge chunks of the characters' lives, it was interesting to watch Rachel and Andy meet up again and again.  Kind of reminded me of the book One Day.

Rating: 4 stars

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