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The Next Best Thing
The Next Best Thing
Author: Jennifer Weiner
At three years old, Ruth Saunders miraculously survives the car crash that takes her parents’ lives on the icy Massachusetts Turnpike. Her eccentric grandmother, who comes out of Florida retirement to care for young Ruth, nurtures her through years of surgeries, feeding her home-cooked meals, dispensing irreverent wisdom, and telling Ruth ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781451617764
ISBN-10: 1451617763
Publication Date: 5/7/2013
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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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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