This is one of those reunion books bringing together a group of friends 20 years after they became friends in the first place. Those books can be hit or miss for me and this one had ups and downs throughout the book. I couldn’t quite decide how I felt about it!

Six friends cemented their friendship while at Penn, but then life kind of got in the way and those friendships pretty much fell apart. The key factor in this was when their friend Bea passed away. Now, years later, the remaining 5 friends have to get together at Bea’s wishes.

What I enjoyed was how well the alternating POV was handled. Each character gets their turn at their story, and I liked that it wasn’t completely one-sided as this book encompasses all of their story and doesn’t attempt to tell just one part of it.

However, there was just a lot of story to tell between the 5 still alive characters. With the alternating POV’s plus the flashbacks I could not quite get into the story. The combination of the two seemed to be too overwhelming to me. On top of that – in a group of six people there was one plastic surgeon, one CEO who is very famous, one is a rock star, and one is dead. I wasn’t finding much believable in their lives besides some of day-to-day issues. This surprised me that there wasn’t just one or two unusual situations.

Overall, I found this one to be an enjoyable summer read but not that memorable.


Rating: 3 Stars

Book: In Twenty Years

Author: Allison Winn Scotch

Reviewer: Melinda

Release Date: July 1st, 2016

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