Our February 2021 Book Club Read - True Friendship with Girlfriends by Licia Johnson
I enjoy short reads, and True Friendship with Girlfriends by Licia Johnson is a short fiction read about two friends, Kendra and Aubrie, who share a friendship. The story displays how their friendship played out in connection with the other relationships they had outside of their friendship with each other. The book also highlights relationships with women in general and how jealousy and envy, waisted emotions, can tarnish and be unhealthy in relationships amongst women friends.
This short read encouraged me to reflect on the relationships I have with the people I call my friends. It made me truly reflect on whether those friendships are genuine, healthy, balanced, and if I am contributing to the friendship. This story is relatable as I have seen some of the scenarios within this story play out in my life, and it has and is disappointing when you take a step back and look in the mirror, or look at that friend, and you can feel that the connection is not real. Anyone who knows me and has read my books knows that valuing relationships is vital to me, but it is something that I have not done so well in the past due to my responsibilities and having my views of being the only child. Aside from the book's content, I was impressed by the smooth transition the author took to introduce me to the new characters in her story.
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True Friendship with Girlfriends by Licia Johnson made me think of friendships and relationships with other significant people in my life; my dad, husband, cousins, aunties, uncles, to name a few. If you cherish a relationship, you fight for it, but you need to decide to live in your peace, be happy, or continue to force a piece in your puzzle that does not fit. At the end of this story, did Kendra and Aubrie make it? I know the answer, and if you read the book, you will too.
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