WRITING STYLE: 3.5/5
ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 3.5/5
What do you get when you put together three girls and a baby in a novel? Well, cuteness and fun are a sure shot outcome but then there is also friendships, hardships and a lot of coming of age things. Virginia McKensie is a young and adorable girl. Referred to as Gin by almost every living soul on this planet, Gin finds it hard to let go of a broken relationship with her long-time boyfriend Josh. Josh has somehow figured his life and career and decided to move on, whereas Gin is still stuck with cupid and has no life, no decent job (if you can count babysitting as one) and a broken heart full of thoughts of Josh.
But just as Gin was trying hard to figure her life out, she lands up in a desperate situation with Josh and ends up getting pregnant. Only, Josh has no idea and when Gin tries to reach him he is unavailable. Notwithstanding the cold shoulder, Gin decides to go ahead with the pregnancy. Only, she is not alone. She has her two best friends, Jen and Annie to help her out and support her.
What follows is a tale full of inspiring friendships, unsolicited romance, and a very cunning ploy. But there is more to it. The story will surprise you and entertain you and if by any chance you are a chick lit lover too, you will surely be enthralled. So what are you waiting for? Go and grab a copy of “Three Girls and a Baby” today.
The plot is strong and the storyline has quite a good number of surprises in store for its reader. You will be surprised at how the seemingly failing-at-life-Gin will emerge as a really strong character by the end; so much so that it is indeed inspirational. There are ups and downs in her life and as she grows to find her true self, she will grow on you too. The other characters are also quite adorable – Jen and Annie are the best friends whom any girl will kill for. Together the three are the perfect epitome of a good friendship.
Rachel Schurig’s writing style is good as she is able to focus on the various aspects of Gin, her life, her friendship, and her pregnancy. There is a lot of fun, a decent dose of drama, a lot of problems and agony and happiness too. But all of these are beautifully placed to create a coherent and decent story. The baby part was also quite fun and it was good to know about the outcome in the end. The climax was a little too obvious and hence I was not that impressed by it.
Overall, “Three Girls and a Baby” was a good read and I rate it three and a half out of five stars. In the end, I would recommend it to all chick lit and romance lovers.