Sunday, 3 May 2015

The Gospel According To Drew Barrymore – by Pippa Wright

My own copy
Original Cover

The blurb:

Friendship is like a shark: it has to keep moving forwards to survive.

Esther and Laura have been best friends since they were seven. Quite a bit has changed since then . . . They've swapped school for full-time employment, boyfriends for bugaboos, experimental hair-dye for salon-preened locks - and their friendship has evolved just as much. But they remain close, knitted together by the bonds of time . . .

So when Esther is told that Laura has gone missing, she immediately leaves her husband and small child for San Francisco and begins to trace her friend's last movements. All she has is an email from Laura: 'I'm channelling Drew Barrymore, as ever. The Gospel, right?'

In trying to understand why Laura has disappeared, and what on earth Drew Barrymore has to do with it, Esther needs to look back. Back at the secrets woven into their friendship and the truths she's avoided facing for so long.

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

This book took my fancy immediately, just because I liked the sound of the title and the blurb justmade it even stronger.

The story follows two friends, Esther and Laura, when one of them gets missing, everything is turned upside down. Laura lives in California, wheras Esther, her husband David and little Linus luve in England. laura doesn't show up for work, her mothe Margie can not reach her and Esther doesn't get hold of her either. The police doesn't really do anything, so Esther decides to fly iver to San Francisco, to look for her best friend. She talks to Laura's boss Stanley, to her neighbour, looks through her appartment etc. slowly she discovers new things and then is able to figure out the reason for Laura's sudden disappearance It's a long way to figure out the truth, including some drama and question marks.

In between the chapters talking about the present and Esther looking for her fiebd, there are chapetrs dedicated to Drew Barrymore film titles. There are flashbacks of when these movies were in the cinema. We can read about what relation both girls have to these movies and Drew Barrymore herself and we get to know a lot of things about their past.
When they first met, when they lost their virginity etc. I have to say, I stared to dislike Lazra a little but then, her behavior was questionable and she was definitely not a good friend to Esther at times. Then she surprised me again. It made her personalitly clearer though and I git to understand her whole situation and why she left.
My favourute part about the flashbacks was reading about who Esther and David got together. Let me tell you one thing: it took a while, but these two are just so adorable together.

Pippa's writing is precise, bubbly, funny, entertaining and I was able to dive into this story immediately. I reall loved every second if it.


My possible cast:

Esther: Bethany Joy Lenz

Laura: Sophia Bush

Pippa on Twitter: @TroisVerres

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