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Review of Asking for a Friend

This book is about a complicated and enduring friendship betweeen two women that initially meet in college. The friendship betweeen Clara and Jess is quite codependent. At times it seems too codependent but there are also times when their contact wanes and times when it is non existent. Overall though they maintain a strong friendship over the years as they embark on their post university lives. They both struggle to find their way as they start their careers, marry and have children. Their friendship comes back from and withstands many disagreements, misunderstandings and hurt feelings. There are some relavent and important topics covered in the book that are of utmost importance in women’s lives and it was interesting to see how their friendship dealt with them. Overall it was an interesting book that made me wonder about friendship and the role it plays in our lives.


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