The One & Only

The One & Only

A Novel

Book | Ballantine Books trade paperback edition
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Edition: Ballantine Books trade paperback edition
Copyright Date: New York :, Ballantine Books,, 2015., ©2014
ISBN: 9780345546906
0345546903
Characteristics: 429 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: One and only

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gritsgirl1
Dec 17, 2019

Giffin's books seem to deal with situations that not everyone may like but they happen. I enjoyed this book in spite of the situation that arises..don't want to give the story away.
I have enjoyed each of her books that I have read. A book is read for enjoyment, to learn something and to teach you things among other reasons. They aren't necessarily meant for you to make judgement calls. Libraries give you the opportunity to choose books you want to read and if you don't like what they say, you can return them. I thought this was a great story and whether the reader agrees or likes the outcome or not, it is their choice.

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trixi8
Mar 16, 2019

I read about two chapters before I decided I could not read anymore. I knew what was going to happen and I just think it's creepy. I'm sure it happens, but not for my taste.... Still love her books.

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beth55426
Oct 14, 2018

Library: the summary of this book is really off. Walker is the name of the town where the main character lives, not a family in the story. The main character also is not "planning to marry into" any particular family.

I loved this book. The author did a great job developing the characters so that the main character's relationship with the recently widowed football coach made total sense.

Mireya777 Jul 13, 2018

I think if the characters had no history, if he wasn't her father-figure growing up, this may have been a less creepy read.

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Rachelpatel
Dec 11, 2017

I agree with most of these posts. Really was not a fan of the storyline or the ending. The whole thing was just too creepy.

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dupuima
Aug 29, 2017

I do not recommend this book to anyone. The story was very disturbing. I always loved Emily's books but I feel like she's hit a brick wall with this one. I did enjoy all of the football references, being a fan of the sport and all.

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drinkycrow
Jul 26, 2017

This was so creepy...a fresh widower, who the main character is basically raised by, who she calls "Coach", and he calls "Girl", fall in love. SO GROSS!!
And he is also the father of her best friend...it is a terrible story where you end up rooting against the characters.

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lhlewka
Jan 18, 2017

Sadly, I found this book quite boring. I have read quite a few of her books and loved them all. This one was not what I expected. It was pretty much all about football, as in the American kind. So if you like football, I think you will really enjoy this book!

shokolit Nov 12, 2016

I've found the story to be somewhat disturbing.

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lynsies
Sep 14, 2016

Love Emily Giffin, but DID NOT love this book, terrible storyline, not something that you'd want to read about. The writing is well done and the book flows well. Skip this one.

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