Text Me When You Get Home by Kayleen Schaefer

Text Me When You Get Home reads as part memoir and part chronicle of the evolution and triumph of modern female friendships. While it does what it promises, I didn’t finish it with any overwhelmingly memorable thoughts or profound comments.

It is a read rich in pop culture references and heartwarming stories about the author’s experiences during her lifetime. I think there are parts of her experiences that many women will connect with, such as fledgling friendships at school and rushing for sororities. I did feel that this was a very specific type of woman’s experience with friendship and a high level attempt to generalize all women as sharing this. I would have liked to have seen some intersections with say class or culture or race to give some depth to the observations.

All considered, this was a decent read, just not one I connected with. Thanks to NetGalley and Dutton for my review copy in exchange for an honest opinion (and my friend Kendra for sending me this hard copy ARC as a gift!)

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