What My Best Friend Did
Alice's life has become a bit boring lately. Her friends are busy getting married and having babies, but she's not ready for those changes in her own life - not even sure she still loves her boyfriend.
Then she meets Gretchen. A brand new, fun and unencumbered friend. Gretchen knows how to have a good time and she also has a totally gorgeous brother. Before she knows it, A...more
first of all - the overuse of the word "random" is unforgivable.
-my coffee was accompanied by two teaspoons balanced on the saucer and a completely random blueberry muffin
-i'd have been lying on the sofa crying at ...more
Basically you just can’t go wrong with a book from this author if you want a book to make you think about where you would draw a line in your ethical decisions. And a as a bonus you also get a full-on-throttle-speed pace and lots of character depth, all delivered in a lovely witty writin ...more
I intend to discuss this book as if all readers have read it. If you have NOT read this book and think you will sometime down the road, I would stop here. SERIOUSLY.
This was a rough read, folks. The book has some issues, the characters have issues, the editing has issues... I'm reminded of a line I once heard by a comedian, something along the lines of "Let's get them a magazine rack - they've got a lot of issues." That would definitely apply to this book.
OK, the book/plot fir ...more
The pair become close very quickly, but soon things start to change and Alice isn’t too happy. Gretchen’s secret is becoming more of a problem and she knows it isn’t going to stay secret for much longer.
How far will the pair go before th ...more
That's pretty much it. There is a larger than life character called Gretchen who manipulates people. And wrecks relationships along the way. Shouldn't really be so entertaining as that is basically the story ... its a t ...more
I really enjoy this author's books. She has a fantastic way of leading you immediately into the story with very believable and realistic characters and an ability to describe the everyday situations of life in a way that you feel like you are absolutely right there.
This was a brilliant read and the only reason I didn't give it five stars is because I don't like loose ends in novels or movies, I prefer to know what happens next and unfo ...more
It was a breath of fresh air to read about how nice and down to earth semi-famous Gretchen was. This was spoiled by the unravelling of her character over the chapters that followed.
It ended up almost undoing the good of mental illness awareness. In the final pages, you have no idea what went next, and how bad it got. So, to me, it really ...more
Firstly I wouldn't call it a fast paced thriller. It's the story of somebody with a mental illness that to be honest, the author should have researched a little more on. Yes it's fiction, but being somebody that actually does have this mental illness, the character is poorly portrayed. Was excited about this book having read a book by author before but it's more like the diary of a silly love sick girl in an adult world.
If it was precedence to a sequel I could kind of understand but I don’t think one could be written on the back of that story.
That being said it was still a good book that kept me interested. ...more
I feel this book hasn't agreed well with its constant references to manic depression, which is not a term used anymore, and its laboured tropish treatment of mental illness. The ending is unsatisfactory, despite being a rather addictive read.