Monday, March 21, 2016

It's Monday! What are You Reading -Part 2


It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It's a great post to organize yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile!


Oops!
I forgot a  book!!


Whew....good thing I went home at lunchtime and saw this sitting in my 'take back to the library pile'!  Otherwise, I would have never remembered and it would have been gone forever from my list.   And it was a pretty good book too.

It's Monday! What are you Reading?  
Part 2


From Goodreads:
A fiercely beautiful debut blazing with emotion: a major first novel about friendships made in youth and how these bonds, challenged by loss, illness, parenthood, and distance, either break or sustain. 
Mia and Lorrie Ann are lifelong friends: hard-hearted Mia and untouchably beautiful, kind Lorrie Ann. While Mia struggles with a mother who drinks, a pregnancy at fifteen, and younger brothers she loves but can't quite be good to, Lorrie Ann is luminous, surrounded by her close-knit family, immune to the mistakes that mar her best friend's life. Until a sudden loss catapults Lorrie Ann into tragedy: things fall apart, and then fall apart further-and there is nothing Mia can do to help. And as good, kind, brave Lorrie Ann stops being so good, Mia begins to question just who this woman is and what that question means about them both. A staggeringly arresting, honest novel of love, motherhood, loyalty, and the myth of the perfect friendship that moves us to ask ourselves just how well we know those we love, what we owe our children, and who we are without our friends.

From Me:
It was a good-melancholy story of  friendship and the choices we make.
How well do we really know those we call friends?
It was a good read.

I loved the character of Franklin--he had a small part but a very important part.



2 comments:

Michelle said...

I've never heard of this one before. Your comments make me want to check it out a little bit further. Thanks!

Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons said...

Interesting premise for this book.