Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Review: Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon

Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon

  • Hardcover: 400 pages

  • Publisher: Ballantine Books (May 29, 2012)

  • Goodreads Description:

    For fans of Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary and Allison Pearson’s I Don’t Know How She Does It comes an irresistible novel of a woman losing herself . . . and finding herself again . . . in the middle of her life.



    Alice Buckle is a wife, a mother of two, and she teaches drama at a local elementary school. She is a character that I enjoyed from the moment she googled eyelid drooping. I can definitely relate to that. When she searched Happy Marraige a survey showed up in her spam folder. Alice moves it to her inbox. Once she starts the survey and meets researcher 101 she becomes the anonymous wife 22.

    Although I don't prefer diary entry format, it worked perfectly for this novel and  I very much enjoyed seeing  Alice's story unfold. The only two negative things I have to say about it is I didn't love some of the secondary characters as much as I would have like to and I was a little bored with some of Alices more lengthy survey answers.

    I definitely recommend this book.



    1. I'm not a fan of diary entry format either but it sounds like an interesting story.

    2. I'm glad you enjoyed this book as its one of my favorite reads so far this year. I can see how the diary entry format isn't for everyone.