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Review of Brooke and Maddie: Best Friends Forever by Kristi Lambert

This is a very short book at 10,000 words, perfect for reading on the daily commute to work, or for busy people who have little time to read. It is marketed for adults, but I feel it would be better suited to a younger reader.


Ms Lambert has produced a wondrful heartwarming story of love and friendship. It’s one of those feel-good books that you can’t help but be warmed by on a cold winter’s night.


So, focussing on the story. This is what I would call an ideal world story. What I loved about it is that there isn’t a single profanity, or even anything leaning towards one. Rare in any book these days—even for young adult fiction. This story needs a lot of adjectives throwing at a description of it. It is sweet, and kind, and loving, and heart-warming and pure, and serene, and good.


It’s the story of Brooke and Maddie, best friends, who rally an entire town to save an ailing café. The group of teenagers don’t have a selfish bone amongst them. They don’t smoke, drink, swear or fornicate and are very kind to everybody. Doesn’t the world just need a slice of that, especially during these Covid times of unrest?  I’m interested to see what becomes of this book and wish Kristi every success with it.






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