Book reviews

If I was writing a school report for Jane Green after she handed in The Friends We Keep my comment would be “Could do better.”

I was bored with the story well before I’d finished the first 100 pages. I only skimmed through to the end to confirm my suspicion that nothing much of interest would happen.

Evvie, Maggie and Topher met in university and became friends. Later their lives went in different directions and they drifted apart. Thirty years later they found each other again and the secrets of why they really drifted apart came out.

I thought the story was unoriginal, I didn’t feel particularly connected to any of the characters, wasn’t inspired by the locations, and thought the writing was somewhat lazy and the dialogue dull.

I’ve enjoyed Jane Green’s more recent books so am hoping The Friends We Keep was just a blip.

Comments on: "The Friends We Keep by Jane Green" (4)

  1. Never mind, have some medicinal chocolate and hopefully the next one will be better! 😀

  2. I’m working my way through a block of Darrell Lea Sundae Sesh as we speak! Chocolate with strawberry bits and marshmallow. Yum.

  3. I on the other hand am huddled under a blanket clutching a mug of hot chocolate and hiding from the Beast from the East (Arctic storm front) which is heading our way…

  4. Shivers! What a fantastic name! I’m glad you’ve got chocolate to sustain you 🙂

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