The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen

The Best of Us

Sarah Pekkanen

fiction contemporary lighthearted fast-paced

338 pages | first published 2013

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Paradise isn't quite what it seems as four college friends meet for an island vacation in this captivating new novel from the acclaimed author of These Girls. An all-expense-paid week at a luxury villa in Jamaica--it's the invitation of a lifetime...
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Summary of 244 reviews


emotional 80%
reflective 80%
adventurous 40%
funny 40%
hopeful 40%
lighthearted 40%
sad 20%
tense 20%


medium 83%
fast 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 75% | A mix: 25%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 40% | No: 40% | Yes: 20%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | It's complicated: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 100%

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