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I took this one on my vacation to Washington, DC, and tried to read it on the plane 10hrs each way. This book has a very readable style.

With some entertaining moments which unfortunately come too late in the proceedings for this book to be great. A buoyant novel about friendship, lust, growing up, and growing older, thirtynothing is sure to delight fans of Ralph’s Party and to win this hip, thirtysomething author a wealth of new readers. It’s also a story about best friends and growing up and how sometimes what you’re looking for isn’t in the past or in the future, but right under your nose.

Yes you know how the story’s going to end but it’s fun getting there. I enjoyed this although sometimes the characters just drove me crazy, especially Nadine. I also found some of the dialogue a little far-fetched at times. Feb 05, Katrina rated it liked it. However I have enjoyed Lisa Jewel in the past turns out this was an early one. Jewell tells the story via a male protagonist ‘Dig’, his relationship with childhood friend Nadine, as it maps their journey from playground to the approaching big It was unnecessary, a tad irresponsible and nearly turned me off the heroine.

I have recently become a huge fan of the writer Lisa Jewell and I am now on a quest to read as many of her books as I can. K read, but not something I’d recommend. Sep 22, Bridget Bailey rated it liked it. Despite its predictability, I especially enjoyed the relationship between Dig and Nadine. Imagine that Delilah was your nemesis at school and that even after twelve years, you can’t bear to be around her.


It’s predictable and I don’t see “real” people doing the same things as Deen and Dig, at least for 20 plus years. For the rest of my review please see my blog: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Oct 01, Susan rated it really liked it Shelves: Dig Ryan just turn thirty and wakes up once again with a young girl in his bed leaving him question where he is really headed with his life.

Nov 19, Debbie rated it liked it. In fact, I could have written this review with just one word — perfect — but you might have felt a bit shortchanged, so I’ll expand. However, the mostly flat secondary characters and the flaw to which I referred in the first paragraph make this a book I’m not likely to recommend anytime soon.

Thirtynothing Lisa Jewell No preview available – Newsletters Subscribe to our newsletter: They were once exceptional friends and this could have developed into something more that developed over time and as they grew up, but didn’t. Granted, the plot is not very innovative and some twists are easily predictable. Hilarious moments are mixed with touching emotion and the story is very well balanced.

It’s a fun enough book – just not good. After a decade of failed romances they decide to get their lives together and find their perfect mates.

This allowed parallels between the times to come through and to show development of characters to the readers. I would say, if you liked “Bridget Jones”, you might like this book. How can people be so cowardly even though neiter of them actually seemed that way from the beginning. Glad I finished it though as it gave me a small glow as I drifted off to sleep. Added by 2 of our members. Common terms and phrases Alex anymore arms asked Bart Simpson beautiful began bloke Bollywood breath Camden Road Camden Town de-lovely Deen Delilah Lillie Dig’s Digby everything eyes face feel felt flat floor front door fucking girl going hair hand happened he’d head heart hell Honda Civic Jesus kissed kitchen knew laughed legs Leslie Ash lips Lisa Jewell living room London looked morning mouth mugs Nadine Kite Nadine nodded Nadine’s never nice night Okay papadum Phil Phil’s Philip Rich picked Primrose Hill pulled Quadrophenia realized Road Robbie Williams Ryan she’d Shit shook shrugged sighed sitting smiled sofa someone sorry sort spliff staring started stopped stuff suddenly talking tell there’s thing thought threw tiny trying turned voice walked Walton-on-Thames wanker watched wearing week weekend woman Yeah Yorkshire terrier.


Both main characters come across as quite immature and over the top, some of their decisions and choi It was a close call whether to give this book 2 or 3 stars.

Thirtynothing by Lisa Jewell

She has since written a further nine novels, as is currently at work on her eleventh. It’s on the high 2 star end I particularly like that fact that we get to see thirtynlthing from both of their points of view-I love when a book gives me the opportunity to do that.

Right from the start you get a real feeling for the emotional states of the main characters. She could have been fat, or old-looking, or happily married with loads of children.

I’m not easily offended and I was cringing throughout the book. At other times, it was rather predictable and I found myself wanting to slap the main characters.

The plot covers where the characters are now and then goes back and reviews how their relationships started, grew and ended earlier in their lives. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.


Younger readers may like it And maybe in realizing that what they have been missing hasn’t lusa been missing as much as they thought.

She could’ve been rude or stand-offish.

Although I have and English degree and I am familiar with most of the classics, I generally read much lighter stuff these days.