Book Review: Besties by Leah Goren

My Rating: ★★★★★

Genre(s): Nonfiction; memoir

Publication Date: November 1, 2016

Plot: [Copied from Goodreads] Besties smartly captures all the reasons why best friends are . . . well, the best: they help you make decisions, are there through rough patches, and will always be your +1 for awkward parties. Even more than that, best friends are the people with whom dearest memories are shared, whether trivial or meaningful. In a style that is at turns both sweet and quirky, celebrated indie artist Leah Goren illustrates the many ways in which close friendships withstand the test of time, cross-country moves, failed romantic relationships, and silly arguments. Featuring whimsical artwork and a sincere message, this is the book friends both young and mature will want to give each other to show their appreciation.


  • The illustrations were so cute
  • It was like reaiding something I would write for my Bestie, Anna
  • It was real
  • It was long enough to give an honest look into their lives but not so long that I was bored
  • Sometimes the simplest things say the most


  • Nothing, really.

My Thoughts: This book was cute. It was an honest depiction of two best friends, and even though it was meant to be personal and just about the two of them, I could totally relate to all of it and most of it could have been written for my best friend and I. The illustrations were cute and simple and fit the wiriting style very well. I would recommend this book.

I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my review.

Leah Reena Goren

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