Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Big Summer

Friend. Female friendships can be complicated things, and there’s plenty of complexity in Jennifer Weiner’s novel titled, Big Summer. Protagonist Daphne Berg is surprised when estranged high school friend Drue Cavanaugh contacts her six years after a dramatic breakup and invites her to be the maid of honor at a huge society wedding in outer Cape Cod. Daphne ends up feeling sorry for friendless Drue, so she agrees. What follows is a whirlwind of Instagram posts to plus-size Daphne’s followers, and to all the buzz around Drue and her fiancée. There are rom com elements in this novel that will make readers laugh, and enough seriousness to keep turning pages to the end. For those with covid-19 diminished attention, this novel is likely to be a fun and satisfying distraction. Rating: Three-star (It’s ok) Click here to purchase Big Summer from

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