Bridget Jones:

Mad About the Boy

Jan Blodgett | Library Journal - October 2013

She’s back, still counting calories and alcohol intake, but our beloved heroine has also changed. Bridget is now a fiftysomething widow raising two young children while aspiring to be a screenwriter. Four years after the loss of her beloved Darcy, Bridget’s friends have pushed her back into the social stream. She has managed to land a 29-year-old boyfriend but is still ditzy enough to have life collapsing around her regularly as she juggles her increasingly odd mother, the insanity of film agents and script rewrites, and the demands of the supermom school event coordinator. The boy toy isn’t going to work out but, no fear, there is a Dan Craig look-alike waiting in the wings to provide a happy ending.

: This third time around for Bridget and friends works (after Bridget Jones’s Diary; Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason), the usual silliness is well balanced by the realities of aging and loss. She’s kept her charm and earned her second Prince Charming.