What can readers learn about friendship through this book?

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What can readers learn about friendship through this book?

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"The Reel Sisters" is about the power of friendship. Often, we can personally relate to the interactions between the different characters. What could you personally relate to? What lessons have you learned? Has this changed the way you see friendship? Why or why not?

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This has changed my opinion on friendship. It makes me realize I need to put in more effort with the friends that I have. I think people can learn that it isn't the quantity of friends that you have, but the quality. I personally related to the way that a simple hobby bonded all these ladies.

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I can personally relate to having strong friendships. I cannot imagine life without my friends. We laugh together, cry together and go through life together in a different way than I go through it with my husband. My husband and kids are the gold in my life; my friends are the silver.
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I have no sisters and am single and childless. So my girl friends mean a lot to me. They have given me much love and inspiration through my ups and downs. I only wish I have been as good a friend to them.

This book reminds me to be grateful for these wonderful friendships.

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This book really makes me wish I had better relationships with the women in my life. I'm working to try to strengthen those relationships...I realize that friendships don't just happen, people must work on them and foster them like any other kind of relationship.

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That friends are as rare as a rare sport. Maybe that's why these friends are willing to reveal something about their unique personalities through the bonds they share.

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Quinto wrote:
09 Feb 2018, 09:01
That friends are as rare as a rare sport. Maybe that's why these friends are willing to reveal something about their unique personalities through the bonds they share.
I really like how you created a parallel between the uniqueness of fly fishing and friendships.

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Friends are one of the precious things that I have on my life. I never know what my life would be without them. As I read this, i want to cherish all the moments with them.

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LanieTaj wrote:
15 Feb 2018, 03:44
Friends are one of the precious things that I have on my life. I never know what my life would be without them. As I read this, i want to cherish all the moments with them.
I completely agree with you. I adore my friends, and we all need to take better care to cherish and remember the great moments with them.

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Friendship needs time and commitment, and if you find one person that you feel you can click with, don't let them go, no matter their age or occupation, it doesn't really matter. We should put in the effort because friendships is a beautiful thing.

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I learned that friendship is peace :D

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I think it is imperative to have a core group of friends that you can completely rely on. People who will not judge you for your faults. Who will support you through hard times, laugh during happy times. This book really supports and emphasizes those friendships.

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The book taught me the need for female friendships in a patriarchal world to sustain and empower women. Very often in a patriarchal society women pull each other down and become instruments of gender stereotyping and discrimination. The book validates how our lives can be transformed by forming healthy constructive relationships with other women.

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We don't have to feel like we are obligated to be friends with others. Sometimes friendships get toxic because we cannot always be on the same page as humans. If a group of persons term themselves as friends, it is best to have a different common activity that makes them have to recollect again and share their love for, in this case fly fishing, and by the end of the day all the differences may be tackled beyond human weaknesses.

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Jeyasivananth wrote:
19 Feb 2018, 09:41
The book taught me the need for female friendships in a patriarchal world to sustain and empower women. Very often in a patriarchal society women pull each other down and become instruments of gender stereotyping and discrimination. The book validates how our lives can be transformed by forming healthy constructive relationships with other women.
Based on your comments to this and other questions, would you elevate this book to the point of making it reading in a Woman's Studies course. You seem to have derived a lot of deep feminist meeting from this novel.

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