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Friday, July 22, 2016

in twenty years by Allison Winn Scotch




We all hope that the friendships made when we are twenty would last forever. In the spirit of younger days six students pledge a lifetime of being there for each other. The death of one them splits up the group. Only one person knows exactly how she died (leukemia) but the others all assume its a car accident. On what would have been her fortieth birthday, they are summoned from the past - a letter sent out by the lawyers for Bea requests them to meet up at their old house which she had bought for a reunion.

What follows shows how far the group have split, how their actual relationships were, what their genuine feelings for each other were and how so much was a facade for bitterness, envy, actual hate and jealousy. Its a sad reflection on humanity but it brings back the fact that everyone is human and however much you may like to be good and just and fair, it sometimes does not work like that and even irrationally one can be unjust, unfair and just downright unlikeable!

A nice read which will resonate with many who try to capture their youthful days during high school and college reunions!

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Lake Union Publishing.

2 comments:

Anna said...

Great review! I thought this book was good, and I think you hit the nail on the head in that delving deeper into the relationships uncovered raw feelings. It did send me on a trip down memory lane!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I enjoyed your review, Mystica. Had been wondering about this one.