Tag: friendship

Review of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao

This was a really intense book, at times devastating, but I’m glad I read it.  Just know that it isn’t an easy read. It’s the story of two girls who meet in Indravalli, India who meet as teenagers.  Both are poor, uneducated, and forced… Continue Reading “Review of Girls Burn Brighter by Shobha Rao”

Thanksgiving by Mary R. Arno

Thanksgiving is a short but compelling read about the lives of three women growing up in the New Orleans area. Ultimately I wish Mary Arno had focused on fewer characters in more detail. For example, the character of Peg feels under-written to me, and… Continue Reading “Thanksgiving by Mary R. Arno”

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

The Interestings is about a group of friends who meet as teenagers at a summer camp for the arts. Julie is an insecure 14-year-old sent to camp on scholarship, who is stunned to be invited to hang out with the cool kids. They end… Continue Reading “The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer”

The Memory Garden by Mary Rickert

This was a nicely written, well-told story but ultimately not the book for me. I read about it on Io9’s list of summer fantasy and science fiction reads, and received a review copy from NetGalley. The Memory Garden is about three friends who reunite… Continue Reading “The Memory Garden by Mary Rickert”

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