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Helen Fielding created a modern-day heroine for all the women out there who were worried about their weight, sex and career. She might have not been like every woman out there but she was full of life and her diary entries were relatable, hilarious and introduced us to words like 'emotional f**kwits' and 'singletons'. This is Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy. In this third instalment however (10+ years since we last heard from Bridget) things have changed in her life, more dramatically than most readers would of liked. We pick up her life at 51 and it has been five years since the love of her life 'Mr Darcy' has died. She has inherited a lot of money and has two kids to look after. Our hapless heroine continues to antagonise over the tribulations of modern life large and small, from single parenthood and dating in the age of social media to the perils of the skinny jeans. The book has had a mauling at the hands of the critics and that is down to the fact that Fielding decided to have another book where she is back in the single game and trying to balance similar things that we have seen her battle before. She does begin to write a new Bridget later in the book but it feels a bit too late and you might feel disappointed. Fans certainly were when the news of Darcy's death was known. But regardless, Bridget fans will enjoy the read but you might have a sense that Fielding will hopefully have another go at bringing her to life.

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