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The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen

greatexpectations77's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

I've read all of the books that were written by both Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, so I was wondering  about a book that Sarah Pekkanen wrote on her own. And I might like it better? That feels mean, but I think I did. This book did make me realize that I just want everyone to leave their husbands all the time. And I guess this is kind of lite marriage propaganda that our partners aren't perfect and we should stick it out, and that's all well and good in the real world. But I am here for the mess. But I did enjoy this story and the writing was solid.

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mmasten's review against another edition

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3.0

Enjoyable quick summer read!

sarahprandall's review against another edition

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3.0

3.5 stars. This book was exactly what I was in the mood for over Memorial Day weekend - a quick, relatable read with a little more depth than I had anticipated.

lexibar's review against another edition

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Not interesting or good. And why did Savannah need to be fatphobic? Like why the body shaming? It served zero purpose other than to make me hate her, but I would’ve hated her anyways so it wasn’t necessary. I know this was written in 2013, so I get that it wasn’t this year, but come on

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kbranfield's review against another edition

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4.0

Sarah Pekkanen’s The Best of Us is a marvelous novel about friendship. But it is also a journey of self-discovery as each of the women comes to terms with the various challenges facing them as they enjoy a decadent week long vacation in Jamaica. Please click HERE to read my review in its entirety.

evemg's review against another edition

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lighthearted reflective sad medium-paced

2.75

books_and_crumbs's review against another edition

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emotional reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

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4.0

Life is… so complicated, so slow, so fast. Raising kids, getting cheated on, having an affair, going on a weeklong jamaican vacation with old friends from college. A good story from the four women’s point of view.

dilldaise's review against another edition

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5.0

Plain and simple. I just love her books. Great women's fiction!!

nbranca628's review against another edition

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relaxing medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0