Who Do You Love by Jennifer Weiner
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
What I like about this genre is that the endings are always predictable and satisfying. The enjoyable part of the book is the journey you go on to get to the ending.
Rachel is born with a congenital heart defect that defines her life. The daughter of a well-to-do Jewish couple, she's raised as a "Jewish princess" and enjoys the benefits of doting, if overprotective parents. Andy is the biracial son of a single mom. He grows up in a Philadelphia row house in a poor section of the city. He has anger management problems, but before this gets him too deep in trouble, he discovers his passion for running.
Rachel and Andy meet in a hospital when they are 8. They make an instant connection, but lose touch until late high school, when they both find each other again on a community service project. First love hits them both hard, until Andy sees a side of Rachel he hates. They continue to experience an on again/off again relationship throughout college. At a sorority party, Andy and Rachel break up, for good, or so they think. 9/11 brings them back to together for a while, but eventually they split up. You know that they will eventually wind up together, but it takes them several more crises to bring them together.
This was a pretty enjoyable way to spend a few hours.
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