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The Myth of You and Me

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When Cameron was fifteen, she and Sonia were best friends—so close it seemed nothing would ever come between them. Now Cameron is a twenty-nine-year-old research assistant with no meaningful ties to anyone except her aging boss, noted historian Oliver Doucet.

Nearly a decade after the incident that ended their friendship, Cameron receives an unexpected letter from her old f
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Paperback, 312 pages
Published April 25th 2006 by Broadway Books (first published September 20th 2005)
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Jennifer
Apr 08, 2009 Jennifer rated it liked it
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I have to say I wasn't sure how I felt about this book while I was reading it. I never really felt much for the main character. Maybe we aren't suppose to really like her. She shut herself off from so many people, even her own parents, only allowing in a person here and there. And I found her to be really gloomy even when the moment didn't warrant it.

I also think aspects of Cameron's journey to find Sonia were interesting but some of it seemed too easy. All the people in Sonia's life seemed a l
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Jennifer
May 30, 2007 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
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Most women can attest that friendships go through many phases in life – some friends you keep, some you disconnect from entirely, some simply become names on a Christmas card list. Then there are best friends, the ones that shaped your life and the person you became. You can clearly remember everything about how you met; in some cases, you can remember exactly how your friendship collapsed.

The friendship between Cameron and Sonia, which began when they were 14, ends soon after college. Cameron i
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Lara
Mar 30, 2009 Lara rated it it was amazing
I loved this book from the beginning, and I loved it all the way through to the end. I could relate to it perfectly well - partly because I have always been the kind of girl to have pretty intensely strong female friendships and partly because I have seen first-hand how tenuous those friendships can actually be. Here's my favorite passage.

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Adult friendship doesn't grant you an exclusive, isn't meant to be ranked above romance and family. I couldn't imagine ever living that moment again, when y
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Tamara
Sep 15, 2007 Tamara rated it it was amazing
As a perpetually single person, I greatly appreciate books that take friendships as seriously as romantic relationships. As the main character states, friendships are a lot like relationships. At times you will sleep next to that person, you will feel hope and loss with that person, you will eat hundreds of dinners with that person, and you feel a sense of responsibility to that person.

From beginning to end, this was another one of those books that speaks truths about life in a way that wraps i
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Holli
Sep 25, 2008 Holli rated it really liked it
I just finished this book that came highly recommended to me by Laura and she was right. Amazing book. Very lyrically written....it grips you and you really start to feel what Cameron is feeling. Even what Sonia is feeling. Every girl has had a friendship like these two have and this book exemplifies what that's like. A friendship that starts early where you become like sisters (or even more than that) like "one" and then something happens. Something occurs as it always does in life to rip the t ...more
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I'm the author of five novels: BODY OF A GIRL, THE MYTH OF YOU AND ME, HUSBAND AND WIFE, THE HISTORY OF US, and THE NEW NEIGHBOR. I teach in the creative writing program at the University of Cincinnati.
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“To belong nowhere is a blessing and a curse, like any kind of freedom.” 269 likes
“So Sonia was not my only or even my first best friend. She was the last. It wasn t that I hadn t made friends since just that I thought myself past the age of that particular kind of friendship. Adult friendship doesn t grant you an exclusive isn t meant to be ranked above romance and family. I couldn t imagine ever living that moment again when you say with a shy and hopeful pride You re my best friend. The other person says it back and there you have chosen each other out of everyone else in the world. ” 64 likes
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