Lila
From a roster of bestselling, award-winning, and beloved writers come seven true stories to remind us that there’s no one path to the perfect match.

Lila Details

TitleLila
Author
ReleaseJul 30th, 2019
PublisherAmazon Original Stories
Rating
GenreShort Stories, Audiobook, Nonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir

Lila Review

  • Dre
    January 1, 1970
    This story is sorta kinda all over the place. But so is life, sometimes. I've read many stories about love and loss when it comes to romantic relationships, but very rarely do I find one about friendships. So I must say I can really appreciate Lila. Can even relate to the ups and downs a co-dependent friendship brings. Might have even gotten misty-eyed because of it. Worth the read. 3.5 stars
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    What a depressing narrative. The author obviously grieves both the relationship that was and the relationship that could have been - should they have chosen a different path - yet her grief, like relationship itself and the story she’s telling, is a complicated one. You walk away thinking in the end, it was probably for the best they didn’t cross that boundary as the character flaws that make up our humanity would have doomed it to end regardless. But isn’t that how 99% of all relationships go? What a depressing narrative. The author obviously grieves both the relationship that was and the relationship that could have been - should they have chosen a different path - yet her grief, like relationship itself and the story she’s telling, is a complicated one. You walk away thinking in the end, it was probably for the best they didn’t cross that boundary as the character flaws that make up our humanity would have doomed it to end regardless. But isn’t that how 99% of all relationships go? They cease to exist ... as we do, eventually.
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  • Bookphile
    January 1, 1970
    I thought this was a lovely, sad memoir about the power of female friendship, about learning to establish boundaries, about dealing with loss and trauma, and about learning how to define what you want out of life. I really loved the language and felt like I was experiencing everything the author wrote about, right along with her.
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  • Naika
    January 1, 1970
    Yes this is sad, but I found it to be beautifully written. Life is messy, confusing, and at times downright painful and overwhelming. Naima bares a part of herself and her story unapologetically. I was left reflecting on my own previous friendships and platonic loves that fizzled, both explicable and not. Definitely a worthwhile read.
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    Sad story of friendshipTwo girls meet at their exclusive school for children of color. I found this story to be very sad and disjointed as it went from point to point like a pinball machine.
  • Beth
    January 1, 1970
    i really look forward to these reads from Amazon and enjoy the listen or read option. great cover. i enjoy the humor. always do. friendship can be found in the oddest of place, right?!
  • Michele
    January 1, 1970
    This is another Amazon Original Story...short story...Interesting memoir; slightly jumpy.
  • radchick in Hercules
    January 1, 1970
    Nice story about a great friendYou know the kind...your first friend...that knows You...sometimes it's hard when they move on....or no longer feel the same. You know... Life!
  • Emerald Sue
    January 1, 1970
    "Lila worked miracles, and then she vanished from my life."
  • Sharon
    January 1, 1970
    Enjoyable Short ReadThe author's story is a bit of a roller coaster for me. However, it is an interesting capture of the evolution of friendship.
  • Linda Thames
    January 1, 1970
    This was okIt was a little long to get to the point. I may try some of her other writings to see if they hold my interests.
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