Title:- The Friendship Breakup
Author:- Annie Cathryn
Date published:- will be published on 7th February
Genre:- Women’s Fiction
Overall rating:- 4/5
For fans of Laura Hankin and Jennifer Weiner, this fresh, clever, and complex debut “mom-com” explores the ups and downs of friendship and what happens when those you trust the most leave you high and dry.
A plucky protagonist who’s far from figuring it all out—but powers through with wit and determination—Fallon is a heroine millennial moms will instantly connect with.
Fallon Monroe, mother of one, self-help book junkie, and budding chocolatier, has always relied on her mom friends in the Chicago suburbs to get her through the trials of adulthood. So when her bestie Beatrice inexplicably starts ghosting her and takes all their mutual friends with her, Fallon’s left wondering how everything went so wrong. Pushing down a lifetime of insecurities, Fallon doubles down and decides to win them back. First, she hosts an epic Mexican fiesta that goes epically wrong. Then she joins a friendship app but discovers a disturbing secret about one of her new friends.
Just when she’s about to throw in the towel on the whole friendship mess, Fallon reads a recently unearthed letter she’d refused to deal with decades earlier—and reading it forces her to finally face the deep-seated fears she’d desperately tried to bury. Now, looking at her friendships through fresh eyes, she must decide between hanging on and letting go.
Fallon is an instantly likeable heroine—as vulnerable as she is determined—and she’ll have readers eagerly turning the pages as they join her on an emotional journey into the hopes and fears of adulthood.
I may not be a Mom but then Fallon character is one of the realistic and related characters that I have read. Fallon is a mom, running a successful chocolate shop. She found a deep secret about herself and soon she was having a fall out with some of the friends who seemed to be ignoring her.
This story, there were some funny parts in the book. The story is mainly told in Fallon’s point of view and I actually enjoyed reading this book even though I am no way related to Fallon’s life. However, I do understand on how it feels like when your friends tend to ignore you and tend to leave you out, which actually made this story more realistic. The ending was sad, the fight between the mothers was kind of made me laugh out loud but overall, I actually enjoyed reading this book and since this is the first time I am reading from this author, I am looking forward to read more books by this author in future.
Many thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.
Annie Cathryn has always dreamed of becoming an author and lives by the motto, “Creating is Living.” The Friendship Breakup is her debut book baby, born out of love.
When not writing or reading, she’s organizing her personal library collection by color and discovering delectable chocolate.
She earned a journalism degree and a master’s in communications from Marquette University, and lives in Chicagoland with her husband, daughter, and two fur babies.