FICTION

My Ride or Die

Morrow. Apr. 2021. 336p. ISBN 9780062966780. pap. $16.99. F
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“Did you know that in French, the term ‘bachelorette party’ means ‘the death of a young girl?’ ” This is the question Sophie asks her best friend, Amanda, not long before leaving her fiancé at the altar. For Sophie, marriage would feel like part of her was dying. And looking for the perfect man to spend the rest of your life with is exhausting. Sophie and Amanda have been in almost constant contact for 10 years, one always there for the other—and they wonder: Why must love trump friendship? They resolve to enter into “an alliance,” each being the other’s partner forever but in a nonsexual way. No more disappointment, wasted time, or struggle to find their male soul mates. They can date men as they please, but each promises never to leave the other. Their arrangement works beautifully—until it doesn’t. Sophie and Amanda learn that life can waylay even the most strategic plans.
VERDICT Millennial fans of women’s fiction will love Cohen’s (This Love Story Will Self-Destruct) witty tale of friendship, love, and the surprises the universe throws our way.

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