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Book Review: What My Best Friend Did: A Novel by Lucy Dawson

Posted on: May 24, 2012

If you’re looking for cheery chick lit, this book is not it. Told in alternating present day/flashbacks, this is the story of Alice and her new best friend Gretchen. Gretchen is a manic depressive who often goes off her meds, with devastating results for Alice and Alice’s relationships.

A very quick read, with a narrative style that makes you want to keep reading to find out exactly what her best friend did. Unfortunately, the plot is somewhat weak, and Alice comes off as being naive and annoying. I was disappointed in the ending – I expected more, but it just trailed off with an overused “truth will set us free”. Please.

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