Spring is in the air this week in Boston! I just wrapped up I’m Glad About You by Theresa Rebeck. Rebeck was the creator of Smash, the broadway based show starring Debra Messing and Katherine McPhee so of course there was going to be glitz in her newest novel. This book was one of the those that at first glance looked as though it would be a light, easy read but went way beyond that. It delved into marriage, family dynamic, love and friendship. A multi-layered novel that does stay on track with its main theme; do we ever really forget our first true love?
I’m Glad About You is about Alison and Kyle. Former high school loves who met in the parking lot, find themselves at completely different places in their lives. Kyle is a successful pediatrician in their hometown, Alison an aspiring actress who broke free from the confounds of home to make it big in New York City. After Kyle runs into Alison’s mother they are both brought back into the forefront of their minds. Alison is single but having her fun in New York, not having much time to have a relationship and Kyle is married to a blonde bombshell who wants to live the life of a doctor’s wife. Divided into three parts, I’m Glad About You takes the reader through Alison and Kyle’s individual lives as they consistently intersect in this little thing we called life.
This book went way beyond a fun, bright cover. It was emotional, funny and dramatic all in one. I loved the take on the three phases in their lives as it was interesting to see their characters develop, clearly something that Rebeck is a master at. I’m Glad About You is a perfect spring read; charming and breezy. It will surely get you ready for the summer “Beach Read” season.