Saturday, December 31, 2016

Girls Like Us

Book 94 of my 2016 Reading Challenge
read on December 27

Girls Like Us by Alex Apostol

Summary (via the book jacket)
Do lifelong friendships really last forever?
Hailey and Tries have been best friends since the second grade.  Twenty-one-years later, they are moving from Virginia to California for a fresh start.  Road trips can be tiring, especially when the person you're traveling with is irritating you.  Hailey tries her best to have fun with Triss like they used to, but it gets harder with each passing day.  Some people just don't know when to grow up.  Can their friendship survive everything it's put through on their four day trip?

My Opinion
This light read kept my interest and was perfect for my plane ride.  The time jumps kept things interesting but weren't confusing.  Each snippet was like a memory of their friendship so the book felt like a collection of short stories that have the same characters.

Typically if there are only a few typos I can overlook them.  However, I ended up knocking the book down a star because there were just too many.  The spelling (like 'steeling' for 'stealing' or 'infront' as one word) or wrong word (like 'in' for 'is') feel nitpicky to point out but when it's the wrong character's name in two different places, that affects the story and overall there were just too many mistakes of different varieties to completely ignore.

Quote from the Book
"Neither of them could forget the day they met. It was the beginning to the rest of their lives as far as either was concerned. They couldn't even conceive what their lives would have been like if they had never met that snowy day in the second grade."

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