Tuesday, 27 October 2009

My Best Friend's Girl - Dorothy Koomson

My Best Friend’s Girl - Dorothy Koomson

What are the limits of how far you would go for your best friend? How far would you go for them? Imagine you’ve known this person for years and they’re as close to you as any family could possibly be - maybe closer. Now imagine that this person you know so well kept a secret from you for three years - a secret that some would say is unforgivable.
Kamryn and Adele have been best friends since university, nothing could come between them. Or so they thought. Until Adele broke the unspoken girl code and slept with Kamryn’s fiance, Nate. To make the betrayal even more stinging they concieved a child together. When in a drunken night Adele accidently let the truth slip out, Kamryn walked out and vowed never to see Adele or Nate ever again.

Two years later, Kamryn’s life is upheaved when she recieves a letter from a dying Adele asking her to visit her in hospital - a visit which results in Adele begging Kamryn to adopt her daughter, Tegan. Can Kamryn look passed the betrayal and care for the little girl she once adored - can she look at Tegan and not be reminded of Nate?
This book is heartbreaking, funny and sweet all at once. It takes on the issues of betrayal, death, adoption and portrays and handles these issues with grace. Beautifully written and utterly believable I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a touchingly sweet and light read.

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