It was just that special.
This glorious time of their lives.
It should be known that books about friendship are my weakness. I love reading about friendships that endure time and obstacles and serious challenges. I love supportive and healthy and beautiful friendships so much.
Cherry excelled in that department. Reading this was a breeze. Although it felt a little too long at times, I was glad to see everything play out.
The basic premise of the book is that four best friends: Layla, Alex, Zoe, and Emma, make a pact to have sex before the end of their senior year of high school. And so, drama ensues. The girls all have very distinct personalities and they each react to the topics of sex much differently. It was such a great blend of perspectives. Also, one of the girls eventually dates a girl, which was awesome.
I really loved the open way the girls discussed sex and all other sexual topics. They had very healthy conversations throughout, offering each other advice and support. It was so refreshing to read that. On top of that, the girls each had a love interest, or more than one, but this didn’t take away from the main focus of the story, which was their close friendship. They had fights and disagreements, but they always came back to each other. It felt realistic. The ending especially resonated with me.
My biggest complain is that the story felt a little cliche and predictable overall. It wasn’t so bad that it got in the way of my enjoyment. I really grew to love “The Crew” and their wonderful dynamic together. I would have just liked it more without some of the corniness and predictability.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a lighthearted, entertaining read. It does have some mature content, but it’s really well done. It was mostly informative.
I might revisit this book again in the future. I feel like I kind of miss the girls already.