RavePopsugarI did something I\'d never done before while reading Big Friendship: I snapped pictures of entire pages and sent them to friends ... I\'m thrilled to report that their philosophy on friendship is as insightful, hilarious, and moving as I\'d hoped ... It\'s impossible to read those snippets from their description without thinking of the people in your life who fit the bill, just as it\'s impossible to read the book without seeing pieces of your own relationships reflected in those described ... Big Friendship is written, strikingly, in one voice, a conversational one, and whenever they diverge into their own perspectives, the point of view shifts to \'Aminatou\' or \'Ann.\' That makes the reading experience itself a brand-new one, and powerful ... More than anything, though, they\'ve given friendship a complicated, wonderful love story that will sit with you.
RavePopSugar... fearless, insightful, devastating, and beautiful. It broke my heart, and it twisted up my insides. The stories are still sitting in my gut ... With insight and wit and startling honesty, [Danler] digs into the relationships that shaped and reshaped, again and again, her perspectives on family, love, and home ... Parts of Stray feel very much like a prayer ... Danler writes (beautifully, achingly) about the family she comes from and the one she\'s created for herself ... a book that goes there, and it sits with you. Certain scenes are unsettling ... By the time I turned those final pages, though, I somehow felt more centered. That\'s a testament to Danler\'s storytelling and to the crystal-clear lens she\'s turned back on to herself and her experiences.