Yesterday morning, I found myself at the hair salon, sipping on a chai latte, eating an excellently delicious blueberry scone, and most importantly, reading the best book I’ve read in a very long time. Breakfast food, reading, and getting my hair done, what could be better? Anyways, I’m pretty sure it would be a crime if I didn’t share this book with you so let’s get into it.
Graduates in Wonderland follows two best friends, Rachel and Jess, as they stumble their way through their post-grad years in cities halfway across the world from each other. The night before their college graduation, they promise each other that no matter what happens, they will write each other completely honest, no-holding-back emails every single week. And that’s exactly what they did.
The book is told through countless overly-detailed emails written to each other over the course of three years. To be honest, I usually never like books that are written through emails or letters, but this one really connected with me. Both girls have strong voices in their writing to the point where they could probably make sitting in bed eating cold pizza sound exciting.
What really stood out to me about this book, from the very first page to the very last page, was that it was so real. They deal with real emotions, real struggles, and through it all, a real friendship that is strong enough to last through brand new cities, car crashes, breakups, and French essays concerning the cinematic problems with hats.
I would 100% recommend this book to anybody, but especially college graduates or soon-to-be college graduates. Let me know if you get it and watch the trailer below!