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The Next Best Thing
The Next Best Thing
Author: Jennifer Weiner
At twenty-three, Ruth Saunders headed west with her seventy-year-old grandma in tow, hoping to be hired as a television writer. Four years later, she's hit the jackpot when she gets The Call: the sitcom she wrote, The Next Big Thing, has gotten the green light, and Ruthie's going to be the show-runner. But her dreams of Hollywood happiness are t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780857208170
ISBN-10: 0857208179
Publication Date: 9/26/2013
Pages: 400
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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flyinggems avatar reviewed The Next Best Thing on + 425 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
I always try to write reviews of books right after I finish them. I feel so numb after this book. It was like taking a long car ride with the same scenery passing you by. When Ruth made her move there was less than 20 pages left to the book. The writing is decent and that is what keeps you moving forward. I did not care for the story.

Ruth Saunders was dealt a bad hand in the game of Life. But she has a new idea on how to make it better. She decides to change up her life and take her grandmother along for the ride. She moves to the land of stars were she hopes she can make all her dreams come true.
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Helpful Score: 2
A disappointing outing. Ruthie was not particularly interesting and her grandmother was a cliche. Jennifer's other books were better.
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