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Sharon met Mel their freshman year at small private college. They were both so far out of their element coming from southern states and being from a lower class than their rich school mates. They bonded instantly over their love of animation and classic cartoons and it spans over a 10 year career. Now on the brink to fame, Sharon is really questioning what she brings to the partnership when it is Mel that has all the talent.
I first heard about this book in an Entertainment Weekly blurb and I was over the moon when it was featured as a selection in the Book of the Month subscription box.
This is a book about friendship and a business partners. It dealt with the struggle of personal identity in a codependent relationship. I absolutely loved Sharon and Mel. They were so flawed both individually and in their friendship.
But there were so many beautiful moments in this book. Mel and Sharon truly cared about one another. They would set aside all the anger and emotions when they needed one another. The book focused in on a time when the girls were struggling to get their art seen and start to experience some of that success.
I give this book an A because it focused on the work and the friendship.
It wasn't a perfect book, but it felt so authentic.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.