Monday, June 21, 2010

Friendship for Grown-ups

Lisa Whelchel’s novel Friendship for Grown-ups: What I Missed and Learned Along the Way is a short autobiographical sketch of Whelchel’s journey through friendship, and how she learned how to open up and allow people to become her friends. While the book reads like an autobiographical story, there are lessons to be gleaned through-out the book.

I found Whelchel’s formatting interesting. It’s hard for me to be drawn in by nonfiction as is, so I wasn’t really captivated by the book. The fact that I finished the book in under 6 months (since it usually takes me much longer than that to read a nonfiction novel) shows that the book was interesting enough. The lessons Whelchel learned about friendship that were conveyed throughout the book were helpful and Biblical. With each new truth Whelchel stumbled across, she always tied it into God. I appreciated that, instead of simply throwing out her idea of how things should be done, she did tie her life lessons into God. This is a book worth reading, whether you make friends easily or not.

*I acquired this book from the site*