Friends and Neighbours review by amandaphoebe
Age Range - Adult
Genre - Chick Lit

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Age at time of review - 16
Reviewer's Location - Batangas City, Calabarzon, Philippines
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Friends and Neighbours by Ruth Torjussen delves into a world where a woman, Jenny, is on a hunt for another person who could fill in the void of her best friend, Sue, who just died a year ago. Jenny went into depression despite having a loving husband and three sons. She struggled to find happiness again, and even if it's been a year, she hasn't moved on. Jenny's husband was supportive throughout the novel.  He is a person who takes care of their house and associates the climate with their improvements at home. He is one of the people who told Jenny to find hobbies so she would be able to expand her social circle and find herself a new best friend. Jenny was growing impatient with every opportunity she faced. She was too detailed in every way possible and found it difficult to find a person who would be as well-groomed and educated as Sue was. 


I liked how the author managed to address serious topics but also wrote a story that was entertaining and uplifting as well. I seriously laughed from the first chapter and felt the emotions that the character felt. The consistent theme, which was climate change, was something new that I found enlightening in a way. This genre is entirely new to me, so I sort of struggled to finish it. But I found it somehow relatable along the way because I've struggled with moving on with death for the past year. I would highly recommend this book to people who want to read something easy while still dealing with serious topics.

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