Release Date: April 25, 2006
Publisher: Random House Inc
Nearly a decade after the incident that ended their friendship, Cameron receives an unexpected letter from her old friend. Despite Oliver’s urging, she doesn’t reply. But when he passes away, Cameron discovers that he has left her with one final task: to track down Sonia and hand-deliver a mysterious package to her.
The Myth of You and Me captures the intensity of a friendship as well as the real sense of loss that lingers after the end of one. Searingly honest and beautiful, it is a celebration and portrait of a friendship that will appeal to anyone who still feels the absence of that first true friends.
Cameron is at times unlikable but you can immediately sympathize with her. She has chosen the safe road in life. Oliver's death sets changes her path of wandering and leaves her with the only direction possible to take is the one he lays out for her. She HAS to know what it is the package and she has a need for some closure on why Oliver sent her on this final mission.
The story changes from present day to the girls teenage years from the time they were 14 until the time they graduate college, all told from Cameron's viewpoint. Each change leaves you with a cliffhanger or bombshell that ensures that you read through the entire next section so you can get back to the the present or past.
The story line is not necessarily original, but it is a excellent read for anyone who has loved and lost a great friend from the past who still longs to try to figure out why and how they got to this very point. One theme from the book is that everyone has one moment in their life were their choices caused a complete life changing moment and how can we help it as mere humans to not wonder what would have been if we had not made that choice?
I recommend this read to anyone that has a weekend to devote to excellent reading!
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