6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Her best yet - Bookends is a brilliant novel!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Bookends (Paperback)
I've read all of Jane Green's other novels, and enjoyed them all very much. But Bookends is even better. It's about the lives and loves of a group of thirtysomethings who were at university together, and who now live near each other in North London. Cath is kind, nice, shy, a bit useless about herself and what she wants out of life, but her best friend Si keeps her together and make sure she shaves her legs and conditions her hair occasionally. They hang out with married couple Josh and Lucy, and their lives seem fairly ordinary until several events happen which change their lives forever.
This is quite honestly a book which makes you cry. And smile, and laugh, and wince in recognition of what it's like to have friends who you love dearly, to be single and straight or single and gay and searching for love. It's about friendship, which is a very underrated subject. I think this is a truly wonderful book, a great page turner, and so much more readable and original than all the other 'relationship' books out there at the moment. I managed to get hold of a proof from a friend and read it in one go - buy a copy, you won't regret it.