★★★☐☐ The publisher has provided a copy for review.
A slightly crazy around and around of friendship and cautions - do you live the life you want - and ignore the consequences? Or do you live cautiously and watch others dash here and there?
This was fun because I know the world of academia: there are certain expectations - and those are enforced or waived depending on who you know and who's got your back. This story of two friends with entirely different worldviews is the tale of watching a slow freefall. You warn a friend but she doesn't hear. You caution but she don't notice. Bridges burn. Fireworks explode while she sleeps. And yet you sympathize and hope it all turns out well in the end.
This made me laugh, shake my head, and worry about some of the disturbing lives that swirl around us. Worth a read.