I have long known that Jennifer Weiner is a very popular author of "chick lit", but I have never read any of her books. Certain Girls is actually a sequel to the bestselling novel Good in Bed. The reader does not have to read the prequel to understand and appreciate this fun and enjoyable read. In Certain Girls, Cannie Shapiro, the main character, is happily married and is a very proud mother of her daughter, Joy. Cannie has settled into a routine of being a mom and wife, and writing science fiction novels for teenagers. But, life gets interesting and a little crazy as Joy hits adolescense and begins to explore her mother's past. At the same time, Cannie and her husband our trying to decide if they should have a child through surrogacy. The narrative switches from Cannie's point of view to Joy's and this is an interesting way for the readers to hear and experience both sides of the story. This is not a deep reflective book, but one that you will enjoy as a humorous and fun look at mother-daughter dynamics.