This coming of age novel from the pen of Maeve Binchy is delightful. As young Benny Hogan grows into young adulthood, she finds a friend in Eve, an orphan raised by nuns in the local convent.
Together she and Eve leave home for Dublin to attend college although Benny's overprotective parents force her to return home each evening on the bus.
First year college romances arrive for both Benny and Eve. Despite overcoming many obstacles in gaining a foothold as an adult, Benny Hogan gathers a circle of friends. She learns about loss, about first love, and about lasting happiness that comes from within.
The review of this Book prepared by Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy
A funny, but insecure overweight girl and an orphan (raised in a convent) grow up in a small Irish town together as best friends, and then leave to Dublin to attend the University. There they make new friends only to learn the pain of trusting too much, and looking inthe wrong places for relationships.
The review of this Book prepared by Rachel Blumenfeld
palma, goada on 12/23/2014 4:44:30 AM says: What I like about the book is how the characters reflects to a good build up of friendship, on how they conquer each downfall in their lives specially in the character of Benny because she have survived her first major heart break , I can feel each tension and pain but still she found herself moving on and I salute her for that because I know it was really hard to start a new.