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Pear-Shaped is about Sophie, an English girl, who meets and falls in love with James, a man who is completely and utterly bad for her sanity. James is an older and slightly overweight man who has a history of dating models and fraternizes with a host of womanizing men. Newman's tale focuses on the turbulent relationship between Sophie and James.
I am torn with this book. Newman's writing is, at times, hilariously funny. I think many people can relate to Sophie's story - a girl who falls in love with the wrong man. Newman is able to depict Sophie's dilemmas in an entertaining, engaging, and funny way. However, most of the time I wanted to slap her characters. Why?