Mad About the Boy


Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy
Author:  Helen Fielding
386 Pages in Hardback

Published: March 5, 2014
Dates Read: May 7-29, 2014

My Rating: 4 Stars

Book Summary from Amazon:

What do you do when a girlfriend’s 60th birthday party is the same day as your boyfriend’s 30th? Is it wrong to lie about your age when online dating? Is it morally wrong to have a blow-dry when one of your children has head lice? Does the Dalai Lama actually tweet or is it his assistant? Is technology now the fifth element? Or is that wood? Is sleeping with someone after 2 dates and 6 weeks of texting the same as getting married after 2 meetings and 6 months of letter writing in Jane Austen’s day? Pondering these, and other modern dilemmas, Bridget Jones stumbles through the challenges of single-motherhood, tweeting, texting and redisovering her sexuality in what some people rudely and outdatedly call ‘middle age’. The long-awaited return of a much-loved character, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is timely, tender, touching, witty, wise and bloody hilarious.

My review written in May 2014:

It has been many years since Helen Fielding wrote The Edge of Reason. I knew the direction she chose to go with for Mad About the Boy,(and knew how unhappy many readers are with this direction) but I still wanted to read it to see the new chapter in Bridget’s life. I really enjoyed the book. I feel that the Helen Fielding did have the readers miss out: There could have been one, maybe two books between “Edge” and “Mad”. I felt we missed out on all the details, which were briefly mentioned in the book which showed us what happened between “Edge” and “Mad”. I would recommend this book for fans of the series.