Friendship is a book I heard about last summer that I thought would be a good light read. And I was right. When I finally got around to reading it, I really enjoyed it. It opens your eyes to friendships and how they ebb and flow with age and new life experiences.
My rating 3.5 stars.
Summary from goodreads:
A novel about two friends learning the difference between getting older and growing up
Tunney and Amy Schein have been best friends for years; now, at thirty,
they’re at a crossroads. Bev is a Midwestern striver still mourning a
years-old romantic catastrophe. Amy is an East Coast princess whose luck
and charm have too long allowed her to cruise through life. Bev is
stuck in circumstances that would have barely passed for bohemian in her
mid-twenties: temping, living with roommates, drowning in student-loan
debt. Amy is still riding the tailwinds of her early success, but her
habit of burning bridges is finally catching up to her. And now Bev is
As Bev and Amy are dragged, kicking and screaming, into
real adulthood, they have to face the possibility that growing up might
mean growing apart.
Friendship, Emily Gould’s debut
novel, traces the evolution of a friendship with humor and wry
sympathy. Gould examines the relationship between two women who want to
help each other but sometimes can’t help themselves; who want to make
good decisions but sometimes fall prey to their own worst impulses;
whose generous intentions are sometimes overwhelmed by petty concerns.
is a novel about the way we speak and live today; about the ways we
disappoint and betray one another. At once a meditation on the modern
meaning of maturity and a timeless portrait of the underexamined bond
that exists between friends, this exacting and truthful novel is a