The Book of Us by Andrea Michael

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Book of Us is a heart-rending portrayal of love and loss between two best friends. Lauren and Cass met in school and became the love of each other’s lives. Boyfriends could come and go, but they were forever – until they weren’t. In the seven years since their break-up, Lauren has become mousey and resentful. She has the outward trappings of a happy life, but there is something missing. When she reconnects with the flamboyant, terminally ill Cass and her charming daughter, Lauren comes back to life. Through their journey across the globe, the two friends find the love that once held them together, just in time to say goodbye.

This novel does not impart many surprises and the two characters are stereotypically two sides of the same coin, but when the anticipated tragic ending comes, have tissues at hand.

Thanks to NetGalley for sending me an advanced copy of the book.

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