Bridget Jones fans are not happy, Jan
Warning: fairies are dying everywhere today.
If you’re a Bridget Jones fan and you’re looking forward to reading the next book, Mad About the Boy, completely spoiler-free, it might be best to turn off the internet until October 10. Don’t even think of googling it because most headlines reveal a super-major-unbelievably-shocking plot point.
I note that this series is chick-lit and not, strictly speaking, romance. Do you see where I’m going with this? Romance readers, you might want to stop at book 2.
What interests me about the third book is how well author Helen Fielding can convince Bridget Jones fans that the story deserves to go where it does. I personally think it’s going to be a struggle for her. Bridget is also now 51 years old, and that’s quite old for a romance or chick-lit protagonist. Given that the film adaptations were released around 5 years after the books, I’d be curious to know if an older Bridget will continue to appeal to Fielding’s younger fans.
Have you read the spoilers? What was your reaction?
Note: I don’t expect the comment thread to be spoiler-free, so if you don’t want to know why fans are in an uproar, you might want to avoid the comments until after the book is out.
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