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The Break Up

author: Charlotte Barnes (2022)
date read: 22 March 2023
rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

A nice rom-com about a woman in a strained engagement (Edi and Rowan), who emerges from her shell when her fiancé suggests a break. With the encouragement of her girl friends, she realises how much of herself she’s been cutting off to fit into the relationship, and finds a new love in Winifred (aka Fred).

It’s fine; I like that all the relationships between the women are supportive and not antagonistic, and they’re all looking out for each other. Even Rowan isn’t a one-dimensional villain – he made some mistakes, but we see enough of his parents to understand why he behaves as he does.

Nothing amazing but a fun read on the commute.

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