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My Best Friend's Girl Mass Market Paperback – March 25, 2008
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“Koomson's U.S. debut is a three-hankie delight.”—Publishers Weekly
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Best friends since University Kamryn Matika and Adele Brannon seemed to have it all; friendship through thick and thin and they both honestly nothing could ever break up their solid friendship.
However when Kamryn finally discovers the truth about Adele and Nate's betrayal she vows never to see either her boyfriend or Adele ever again and she cuts them all out of her life, including her Goddaughter who she still secretly adores.
Two years later out of the blue Kamryn gets a letter on her birthday from Adele asking her to visit her in hospital where she is dying.
Kamryn reluctantly goes to see her and to her complete and utter shock Adele begs her to adopt her daughter, Tegan. With a job she loves, a hectic social life that does not include kids, kittens and motherhood, the last thing Kamryn needs is a five year child old tied to her designer apron strings. Especially not a child who reminds her so much of a time she would rather forget.
But upon finding a traumatised Tegan living in awful conditions with Adele's vile stepmother and uncaring father Kamryn takes the bull by the horns and takes the child on.
And so starts an eye-opening journey for both Kamryn and Tegan that will lead to a kind of redemption, motherly love and an understanding of the fragility of the human condition.
I really liked this book, mainly because it was quite unusual in its character set up, for Kamryn was black and Adele and Tegan white, this is a charming book about families and how it doesn't take the colour of ones skin to say who is a mother and who is her daughter....
I LOVED this book!! I picked it up at the base PX a week ago and finished it last night. It was well paced and told in first person from Kamryn's point of view. The characters popped off the pages and into my imagination right from the start and the plot had great twists and turns that took the characters into some situations that I never envied. Now, during the dating chapters of my life I have experienced the devastating feelings of being cheated on. The first time I was young and afraid of losing him so I turned a blind eye but in my mid-twenties I let him have it. Then I met the hubby and was worry free and very happy and have been for seven years now (four of which have been in marital bliss). But for a life to come out of one night of weakness would have been the worst.
Kamryn makes great decisions, is a tough lady and is very believable. She had built a sturdy life for herself post-her world ending, and was content with never seeing or speaking with the people who had ripped her heart out of her chest ever again. It's funny how things happen for a reason though.Read more ›
Also, the author seems fascinated with blue eyes. Royal blue eyes, Steel blue eyes, and navy blue eyes get mentioned so often it could have been a drinking game. I am surprised that she is an established author as most basic books on writing tell the author to describe appearance once or twice and then trust that your readers remember and have formed their own image of the character being described. I also found "creative writing 101" style writing shoved in at any opportunity. No matter how poetic you are, I have yet to hear a real person describe someone's legs as being tanned "in the dying embers of the summer sun."
Finally, the ending was glossed over entirely. A lot happened--a whole other book's worth of activity, and it was summarized in a few paragraphs for the sake of hurrying up to the ending.
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Great book! I loved the story line & went through a whole range of emotions, which I enjoy in a book.Published 3 months ago by Brandy L. Tedder
I read this as a group read. The book blurb gave me a jolt, and I just knew it was going to be an emotional journey.
And that it was! An emotional roller coaster. Read more
I've just re-read this, having originally read it nearly 10 years ago. I had forgotten much of the detail but I can say this book was like a magnet, I couldn't look away. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kindling Micky
It was a very good book. It was sad at times but still funny and light-hearted. I could not stop reading!Published 8 months ago by Katrine Bjerg Hansen
I like this author a lot. This was a tender, thoughtful story of friendship and love.Published 8 months ago by Older-n-Wiser
Perhaps one of the best stories about true friendship. I've read this book so many times the pages are forever creased. Read morePublished 14 months ago by kate kiselka