Thursday, July 2, 2009

(54) Commencement by J Courtney Sullivan

This was a really, really good book.

Most of us went to college. And while not all of us (ahem :blush:) graduated college, we at least have had the college experience to some sort of extent.

We all had a first year experience. In fact I had a class called Freshman Year Experience (FYE) to help the transition from high school to college. I know my whole college experience was a bit unique, but as dysfunctional as it was, I will always cherish the time I spent with my college "family."

Commencement brought back all of those memories. The book is the story of four women who meet their first year at Smith. As most of you know, Smith is one of the few remaining all women universities and that alone was an integral part of the story. The story is told from the perspective of four different women who meet during their First Year.

Bree, April, Ceila, & Sally become not only the best of friends, but they become family. And through thick or thin family sticks together. As the friends navigate the world after Commencement, they find themselves making unique life decisions that sometimes challenge the boundaries of their friendships.

Then a crisis hits and the girls realize that their differences mean nothing when one of them is in need. Can their combined talents & strengths be enough to save the one who needs them the most?

J Courtney Sullivan has written a fabulous book about sisterhood. A book about tender relationships and the kind of love that only the best of friends can share, you will not make it through this book without wanting to call your best friend. I promise you that.


Lisa Mandina said...

This one sounds good, I may pick it up.

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