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Friends Like Us review - Lauren Fox

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THREE'S A CROWD Fox uses the age-old storyline of two friends torn apart by romance in her latest novel

Friends Like Us

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Lauren Fox
publisher:
Knopf
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B+

Willa and Jane’s friendship and roomie-dom is in some ways more intimate than romance. But just as the BFFs reach the part of their 20s when it becomes less and less acceptable to dawdle at part-time jobs, eat bagels for dinner, and live with your best friend, Willa’s dear high school buddy Ben reenters her life and promptly falls hard for Jane, leaving Willa in the role of alternately good-natured and seething third wheel. Friends Like Us is occasionally a bit too slice-of-life ā€” the trio loaf through many an eventless Milwaukee afternoon ā€” but it’s also a funny, astute examination of the fragility of friendship. B+

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