Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy

by Helen Fielding

Knopf Canada | June 3, 2014 | Trade Paperback

Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy is rated 4 out of 5 by 3.

Bridget Jones is back!
   When Helen Fielding first wrote Bridget Jones' Diary, charting the life of a 30-something singleton in London in the 1990s, she introduced readers to one of the most beloved characters in modern literature. The book was published in 40 countries, sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, and spawned a best-selling sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. The two books were turned into major blockbuster films starring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.
     With her hotly anticipated third installment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Fielding introduces us to a whole new enticing phase of Bridget's life set in contemporary London, including the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by and the nightmare of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous e-mail cc, total lack of Twitter followers, and TVs that need 90 buttons and three remotes to simply turn on. 
     An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is a triumphant return of our favorite Everywoman.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 496 pages, 7.95 × 5.18 × 1.02 in

Published: June 3, 2014

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345807960

ISBN - 13: 9780345807960

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from An hilarious and entertaining read Bridget Jones is back and single again! Her husband, Mark Darcy, passed away 5 years earlier, and she is raising their two children alone in London. As a single mom, Bridget has to deal with vomit, head lice, and other kid-related catastrophes, as well as with new technologies such as texting, Twitter and online dating. Life is hard, but she keeps “buggering on”. When she meets a hot younger man, she starts feeling alive again. Could this be a new beginning for the loveable “singleton”? Once I got over the shock that Mark Darcy was dead, I quite enjoyed the story. In fact, I don’t think there would have been a third book if Mark was still alive, as it would not have been as interesting a story. Reading the third installment of the Bridget Jones series feels like meeting with friends you haven’t seen for years. Bridget has the same pals with the addition of a couple more. The book is written as a diary and in the first person, like its predecessors. And as before, Bridget finds herself in hilarious predicaments. However, I thought it was odd that Daniel was godparent to her children. Would someone name an ex-boyfriend as a godparent, especially when this person is immature and untrustworthy? I wouldn’t in a million years leave my child alone with this guy! However, while the ending of the book was a bit predictable, it was nevertheless satisfying. Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy was a fun and entertaining read, and I think people who loved the first two books in the series will enjoy this one too. I wonder if a movie is in the works… If it is, I would love to see it! Please go to my blog, Cecile Sune - Bookobsessed, if you would like to read more reviews or discover fun facts about books and authors.
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from meh I'm not yet done this novel; however, I find myself a little disappointed. It's not as good as the others. Hopefully it will get better before the end. I guess it's holding true to the old adage that a sequel is never as good as the original. Disappointing buy.
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SHE'S BACK!!! I was so happy when I saw this on the shelves at Chapters!! It has been way too long since we last heard from Bridget. PICK THIS BOOK UP ASAP!!
Date published: 2014-08-11

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Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy

Bridget Jones: Mad About The Boy

by Helen Fielding

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 496 pages, 7.95 × 5.18 × 1.02 in

Published: June 3, 2014

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345807960

ISBN - 13: 9780345807960

From the Publisher

Bridget Jones is back!
   When Helen Fielding first wrote Bridget Jones' Diary, charting the life of a 30-something singleton in London in the 1990s, she introduced readers to one of the most beloved characters in modern literature. The book was published in 40 countries, sold more than 15 million copies worldwide, and spawned a best-selling sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. The two books were turned into major blockbuster films starring Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.
     With her hotly anticipated third installment, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, Fielding introduces us to a whole new enticing phase of Bridget's life set in contemporary London, including the challenges of maintaining sex appeal as the years roll by and the nightmare of drunken texting, the skinny jean, the disastrous e-mail cc, total lack of Twitter followers, and TVs that need 90 buttons and three remotes to simply turn on. 
     An uproariously funny novel of modern life, Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy is a triumphant return of our favorite Everywoman.

About the Author

Helen Fielding was born in Yorkshire. She worked for many years in London as a newspaper and TV journalist, travelling as widely and as often as possible to Africa, India and Central America. Fielding is the author of four novels: Cause Celeb, Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination, and co-wrote the screenplays for the movie of Bridget Jones's Diary and the sequel based on The Edge of Reason. She now works full-time as a novelist and screenwriter and lives in London and Los Angeles.

Editorial Reviews

#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER NATIONAL BESTSELLERFINALIST 2014 – Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize“Snappily written, observationally astute and at times genuinely moving. Its big heart, incisive observations, nice sentences, vivid characters and zippy pace make it a book you could happily spend the night with. It is possible I cried a little at the end, but then, as Bridget might say: am sucker for happy endings.” —Sarah Lyall, The New York Times Book Review “In reviving Bridget now, Fielding has dared to question the happy ending, and in doing so she holds a mirror up to our changing values. True love is not guaranteed for life, even in romcoms, and women in their 40s and 50s are no longer prepared to fade away, alone and invisible. Those of us who loved her the first time will be glad to welcome her back—big pants, fillers and all.” —Stephanie Merritt, The Guardian  “The everywoman problems Bridget had as a thirtysomething single—Is it ridiculous for me to wear thigh-high boots? Will I die alone?—translate pretty seamlessly to middle-age singlehood. When she’s hitting the club for the first time in a decade or undergoing a regrettable Botox treatment, it’s the same old Bridget.” —Los Angeles Times  “Although the laughs are still there aplenty, there is also a sad, bittersweet edge to the novel that makes it feel…a lot more grown up, like our gal herself. I laughed, I cried and most of all I loved…. Bridget’s back—which is nothing short of ‘totes amazog’ as she herself now li
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