Have you ever wanted to share a book with your best friend that reminds her how cool your relationship is? Besties by Leah Reena Goren is that book. My daughter and I are not lovers of pink. We are not the girly, girl giggle about boys, stay up all night gossiping on the phone kind of ladies. BUT. This book is so cute! Oops, did I just say that. Yes. I. Did.
When reading this book age is just a number. It will resonate with you, reminding you of that one person (or few people) that are there for you no matter the situation. If you follow Leah Reena Goren’s artwork you will instantly recognize her work as soon as you see the cover. The same artwork is seen throughout Besties. The illustrations are beatuiful, using a mix of pink orange and purple to you make you say awww.
The author has even written the book speaking directly to your special friend. Imagine you have written your best friend a truly honest book meant for her eyes only. “Our extremely intricate handshake usually takes ten minutes to remember…”. Besties says it all in a light hearted fashion. Sometimes it reads more like a scrapbook. There are other times when it reads like a journal you and your best friend share back and forth.
Besties brought back my own memories of high school and college. Downtime hanging out with my own bestie, being her relationship counselor, tutor or sometimes confidant. Everything from inside jokes, to that one guy you had a crush on in the sixth grade, and how your relationship has changed now that you are adulting are mentioned here. So call up your bestie, schedule a date, and read this book together. The time you spend reminicing because of this book will become a another treasured memory.
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