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#48 - Being Committed

#48 - Being Committed by Amy Dickinson (2004, 372 pages) 

Hannah Lovekin's boyfriend of five years finally pops the big question. And what does she say in return? No.

Lovekin, at 31, is anti-marriage, anti-family, and anti-intimacy. She really is the anti-girl, and after her boyfriend's proposal, she is forced to reevaluate her life and her stance on everything she is against.

In each of Maxted's books, she features a female character who learns and grows as the central plot point. What I preferred in her earlier books - Getting Over It and Running in Heels - is that the problems are subtle, not shoved down the reader's throat. This book lacks subtly, and instead, the reader finds him/herself confronted with a very selfish, childish protagonist. At the end, she's likable, but I hated Hannah so much that I actually put the book down for two months, giving myself enough time to forget about how much I hated her before I finished the book.

In the end, the book somewhat redeemed itself, but I cannot fully say that I would recommend this book to others. This is not Maxted's greatest work, which is why I can only give it a mediocre two and a half out of five brats.

Total Books Read: 48 / 50 (96 percent)
Total Pages Read:
13,966 / 15,000 (93 percent)
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