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The Next Best Thing
The Next Best Thing
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Actors aren’t the only ones trying to make it in Hollywood ... — At twenty-three, Ruth Saunders left her childhood home in Massachusetts and headed west with her seventy-year-old grandma in tow, hoping to make it as a screenwriter. Six years later, she hits the jackpot when she gets The Call: the sitcom she wrote, The Next Best Thing, ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781451617757
ISBN-10: 1451617755
Publication Date: 7/10/2012
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Atria Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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flyinggems avatar reviewed The Next Best Thing on + 426 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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