This storyline had everything that I was looking for in a summer read; it was full of family drama, unresolved conflicts, family secrets, a small-town community, and a love story. I knew I would enjoy reading this story just by reading the synopsis but I didn’t realize how much I would love it.
There are countless circumstances that go into the relationships that form while in college and this story did a marvelous job of depicting how friendships can form, strengthen, weaken and end in the four short years of college.
“In the right hands, a cookie or a pie or a biscuit can change the world. It’s not about the baked goods, it’s about your heart. Almost anything can change the world if it’s done with love if you use it to comfort, encourage, or strengthen someone.”
“You can’t second-guess yourself, I’ve found. You don’t know what lies in that parallel dimension, you don’t know what fate is contained inside those infinite hypothetical worlds in which you made other choices. Anyways, what can you do about them? They’re like the past itself, they’re gone.”
The writing style of The Last Book Party was alluring and, at times, lyrical. It transported me to the world that they were living in and I could feel the passion (and the drama) pouring from the pages.
“He did remember one moment very vividly. It was a moment when their eyes locked, and he saw al their history in a flash, just like someone might when he was on the verge of falling out of life and into death — throwing the baseball around, school bus rides, backyard campouts, swimming in the river behind their houses, kissing her outside her dorm room window for the first tine — all of it.”
“All these tiny sacrifices to make us appear more lithe and ladylike— the female of the species. The weaker sex. Secretly, they toughened our hides, sharpened our edges. We were tougher than we looked. The only difference was that now we are finally letting on.”
I love summer-time so much. My mornings are spent sitting on my patio, with a cup of coffee, a good book and my dogs at my feet.I was able to read a total of 12 books this month and listen to 1 audio book. Check out my recommendations!
Girls Like Us is a fast-paced psychological suspense that will keep you guessing until the end and, even then, leave you questioning what really went on in Suffolk County.
This is definitely a sit on the edge of your seat, biting your nails, holding your breath, wanting to know what was going to happen; and, when it finally comes to a head, gasping at the turn of events.