After what seems like an endless stream of young adult books, I was ready for a good, engrossing adult novel. Nothing too heavy, mind you, but nothing too fluffy either. Falling Together fits that description to a T.
Will, Pen, and Cat are best friends; no, they are more than best friends. What they have is a bond so tight that people around them can feel left out. Suddenly, Cat calls it all off and Will and Pen decide to cut all ties also, thinking their friendship can’t survive without all the parts. Years, kids, deaths, marriages, and breakups later, Pen and Will get a mysterious email from Cat asking them to please go to their college reunion. When they see each other, Pen and Will fall instantly back into their old friendship roles. But the plot thickens.
The rest of the book has a lot of the classic literary themes – love, life, mystery – and is at times bittersweet and at other times just plain sweet. I found myself smiling a lot while reading this, but I never really identified with the characters. In 375 pages, I felt like I should have been more “connected”, but the character development didn’t really hit home until I was more than halfway through the book.
A minor complaint really, and if you like sweet stories, this is a good read. The witty Gilmore Girl-esque banter (description courtesy of Missy’s Goodreads review) was worth it alone.