Bridget Jones Diary

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After reading the book report requirements for our latest book that we were to have read, I immediately thought of just plain writing about my book, in stead of drawing or coloring, or trying to act out a scene from the book I chose to simply write about it. Boring? Probably to most kids (excpecially In my 7th period class) but to me it's the best way to communicate how I feel. This book was one of my favorite books because of how well it is written, Its difficult nowadays to find a writer that can write a WHOLE book about one main character and really continue focus on this character, with the Bridget Jones Diary, Bridget is a struggling 30 year old female with a good job, and a somewhat bad love life. You feel like Bridget is a more of a close and personally friend than a character in a book.

I found myself trying to silently tell Bridget what to do when she had a problem, or to tell her what I thought of the guy she was seeing. To me that was probably the best part of the book, the fact that you really started to look out for Bridget and save her from trouble. Which seemed to come no matter what she was doing. Whether it be her somewhat extravagant mother, her shy and reserved father,or her annoyingly "perfect" ex boyfriend, Bridget kept the same sarcastic and hilarious humor throughout the whole book. It's that humor I believe that attracted so many people to the book, and made it number one on the New York times bestseller list. People living in the 21st century like Real. They like things that are raw and totally honest. Bridget is both of those things. She is...