Just as Long as We’re Together (Book Review)

Synopsis: Rachel is Stephanie’s best friend. Since second grade, they’ve shared secrets, good and bad. Now in seventh grade, Alison moves into the neighborhood. Stephanie hopes all three of them can be best friends, because Stephanie really likes Alison. But it looks as if it’s going to be a case of two’s company and three’s a crowd. Can the girls’ friendship be saved?

Review:
I have had this book kicking around in a box and book shelf for such a long time, happens to be one of the books I took from my mom or my sister and have never read it till a week or two ago. This was also the first book I picked up and read in less than a month…as I’ve been experiencing a reading slump for the past few years now.

This is I believe my second Judy Blume book, and I can honestly say she is probably one of my favourite writers, I do need to get my hands on some of her other books. The writing style and just how smooth the story goes makes it such an easy read. I do wish I read this book when I was younger, as that probably would’ve prepared me for friend drama.

This book has pretty much everything… puberty and experiencing body changes, learning if it is possible to have more than one best friend, family drama/issues, weight gain from poor choices when being stressed and crushes.

Rachel is a brilliant girl, she moved up to an older class for Math because of how Smart she is. Alison is worried about her parents not loving her anymore when she finds out her mom is pregnant with a baby of her own. And Stephanie deals with family issues when she discovers that her Father’s job away from home is not only about his job.

The ending of the book made me feel like it came up out of the blue, there was lots of space to at least tell us more about how their friendship ended up after they forgave each other. But nevertheless I’m glad Rachel and Stephanie fixed their friendship. There is definitely space for an opportunity to create another book in the future with the same characters.

The cover is perfect to the story, helps to sum up the characters personality and how much fun they did have whenever they were together. It also gives that vintage feeling in comparison to a lot of new covers these days. This book will definitely be a book I set aside for my future child.

Overall book review: *****