My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Blurb From Goodreads
Phillip, Sarah, Kaitlyn, Caleb, Maxine, Grant, Melanie and Josh grew up in a small town where they spent their high school years together as an inseparable clique. But high school has ended, and they are all living their own “grown up” lives, each under the impression that their group has basically come to an end. When Phillip dies in a hit and run accident, Kaitlyn summons the others to all come back home, forcing a reunion that no one is particularly interested in partaking in.
Coffee at Little Angels follows how each character deals with the death of a childhood friend while at the same time dealing with their own ignored demons after years of separation. Events unfold as the group tries to rekindle the friendship they once shared to honour the memory of a friend they will never see again.
Sadly this book just didn't do it for me. At the beginning I thought we were going to get a ghost account of how things were after Phillip is killed. However he is only in it very briefly at the start (a few small appearances and again at the end). I thought it was going to have him walking us through it as the story went on).
I didn't form any interest in any of the characters and had to keep going back to reread the chapter to remember what it was about. I was constantly mixing Melanie and Maxine up too and the characters seemed more caught up in their own nonsense than the fact that their friend had died.
The story itself (once you remove the whose who issue) is really easy to read I just found it a bit confusing and annoying that they were mostly self involved and poor old Phillip who is the reason they all get back togerther is pretty much not the focus.
If you like a story that is not too serious and don't mind it jumping around a bit then this is for you. I did like that the chapters were quite short as they went from person to person so I could put it down and pick it up every 5 or 10 minutes rather than being locked into big chapters.
Sadly I just didn't gel or connect with this book at all but would like to thank the author for giving me the opportunity to try this book, 2/5 for me this time.
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