Monday, January 02, 2006

1. "The Myth of You and Me" ~ Leah Stewart

The gloved hands clenched in a death grip on this book's cover may turn off a lot of guys, quick to judge this as "chick lit." They are partially right.

This novel is about best friends and the challenges of that relationship, something many of us in my blogging community are dealing with right now. In particular, this is about the loss of a best friend and how one can never run away from the past.

"Sometimes we forget that an important friendship, and its loss, can be as crucial a part of our lives as any romance. This story is a love story, really, it just takes place between two best friends. The tale is epic in its proportions-- uncertainty, regret, the mind reading that comes from knowing someone so well that you aren't even sure if a memory is yours or hers." (B&N)

But the tale takes a strange turn about 2/3 of the way, where the coincidences are too unbelievable and the pat, predictable ending doesn't satisfy. I wanted some anguish, some full-out fighting (maybe even hair-pulling). But Cameron and Sonia settle into each other, which, really, is very realistic for any relationship, but a bit boring to read.

4.0 out of 5.0 Dirty Girl Scouts.

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