BOOK REVIEW: The Best of Friends
by Lucinda Berry
ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):
An unthinkable tragedy forever changes a group of teens and turns family against family in this edge-of-your-seat thriller that begs to be read in one sitting.
Best friends Lindsey, Kendra, and Dani endure every parent’s nightmare when a tragic accident befalls their teenage boys, leaving one dead, another in a coma, and a third too traumatized to speak.
Reeling from the worst night of their lives, the three mothers plunge into a desperate investigation of the bizarre incident. How could something so horrible happen in their wealthy Southern California suburb?
They soon discover that the accident was just the beginning, and troubling discoveries lead to chilling questions: Do they really know their children? Do they even know each other? As more secrets surface, a fog of doubt and suspicion threatens to poison their families, their friendships, and the whole community.
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As a mother of teenage boys, I picked The Best of Friends because I thought it would be relatable—possibly frightening, but relatable. I was very surprised by some of the turns this book took. It turned out not to be relatable at all.
Also, there were a lot of characters, and I’ve learned I don’t enjoy books as much when there are a lot characters (and points of view). I prefer single point of view where I can really connect with one character.
The story was interesting and there was a lot of drama to keep me engaged in the story. But in the end, this just wasn’t a good pick for me.