Official Review: Three Friends.. The Perfect Stereotype

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Official Review: Three Friends.. The Perfect Stereotype

Post by ZenaLei7 » 07 Jan 2019, 14:58

[Following is an official review of "Three Friends.. The Perfect Stereotype" by Anthony S.]
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2 out of 4 stars
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Three Friends.. The Perfect Stereotype by Anthony S. is about a group of three men who have a strong friendship with one another. Each of these men is from different backgrounds, but their bond with one another is built upon years of experiencing the difficulties of life together.

The story starts off by describing the setting of the town followed by descriptions of the three main characters: Bobby, Tony, and Joey. The rest of the book goes on to describe the growth of friendship between the three starting from the time they met in elementary school. As they grow older, their bond with each other grows stronger. They go through heartbreaks and hardships like when Bobby lost his parents in a plane accident. During one incident, a bully tried to beat up Joey, but Bobby and Tony were there to help him out. While they do encounter some difficulties in figuring out their place in life, the always manage to be there for each other. One day, they found time out of their busy schedules to meet up and catch up on each other lives. However, after a couple of beers, their night takes a very dark turn. These three men would do anything for each other, but at what cost?

Since this book is listed as C/T/M/H, I expected a lot more of a thrill than what I got out of it. The climax didn’t come until more than half of the book was over. While the first part of the book described the setting and characters well, the ending felt too rushed. I feel like the author should have elaborated more on the details at the end of the book.

Furthermore, I think the best part about this book was the author’s way of building the friendship of the three men by describing how past events helped shaped them into respectable adults. The author spends a good portion of the book describing what high school was like for the men and how life after high school helped shape their characters. After some heartbreaks, they each find the love of their life and everything seems to be going right for them until that fateful night.

Overall, I rate this book 2 out of 4 stars. While the description of the characters and the progression of their lives from when they were little to when they were adults was interesting to read, the ending felt rushed. Also, I found a few grammatical errors, but they did not detract from the book. I would recommend this book to those who like to read about friendship and loyalty.

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Post by Darlynn_Tebogo » 15 Jan 2019, 06:54

Sounds like a book with a clean,simple story line. We don't get much of these nowadays. I am very much interested in finding out what the plot twist is about. Great review.

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Post by kandscreeley » 15 Jan 2019, 09:03

This book seems more about the relationships between the characters than any kind of C/T/M/H. It almost seems like it's in the wrong genre. I don't think I'd be interested in a book like this at the moment, but I appreciate your review. Thanks.
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Post by Jessacardinal » 15 Jan 2019, 15:22

The review of the book lead me to initially suspect a lack of any climactic issue outside of everyday life. It sounds as if the author has a good start on something that may be better with some tweaking.
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Post by T_stone » 15 Jan 2019, 16:41

I like books with good character development. However, it seemed rush. I'll pass on this book. Thanks for the review
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Post by Willy 1 » 16 Jan 2019, 02:49

I love books with stories about friendship. Reading the review, am interested in knowing what happened at the end of that night though. Good review.

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Post by amybo82 » 16 Jan 2019, 12:36

I'm definitely interested to know what the climax was. It sounds like it could have been an interesting story. Too bad it was so rushed at the end!
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Post by kdstrack » 16 Jan 2019, 22:04

Sounds like the author takes the time to establish the relationship between the three friends before injecting an interesting twist into the story. The ending is a letdown, though. Thanks for your interesting review. I'm still debating about this one.

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Post by Itskai88 » 21 Jan 2019, 14:42

The book sounds simple and interesting, but i feel like the author should have just stuck with that rather than complicate it in the end. i think the main lesson in this book is that people from different works of life can be friends, we as a society just has to be more open to the idea. Great review.

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Post by Faithmwangi » 24 Jan 2019, 09:33

The book doesn't sound like it is for me, therefore, I'll pass. Thanks for the review.
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