Short Story Sunday: "The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone" by Emily Giffin
We first met Darcy when she was planning her wedding to Dex in Emily Giffin's debut novel, Something Borrowed. And though she wasn't always a person who was easy to love we felt for her when Dex called off the wedding, leaving her for Darcy's best friend since high school, the always good girl Rachel. And then we tagged along and watched Darcy move on and grow up in the sequel, Something Blue.
Now, we can go back in time to Darcy's high school days and learn all about her past in The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone by Emily Giffin. This short story follows Darcy from her freshman year to senior year, and adds a little more backstory to the relationship between Darcy and Rachel we see in the two novels.
The story wasn't bad. It's written in a diary format and so the language and artistic extras give it the feel of snooping in a teenage girls diary. Darcy can definitely get on your nerves, but it's a nice glimpse into her early years. It doesn't add a whole lot to the books, but considering it's been years since I read them, it was a nice little visit. It definitely made me want to pick up the books again. If you haven't read either of Giffin's books, you will probably find yourself wondering what the point of this short story is. It would all read very well if you start out with this introduction and then read the novels.
The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone is available for download to Kindle for free here. It also includes a sneak peak at Emily Giffin's new novel Where We Belong.