Lila

Lila

An intimate true story about the complexities of female friendship, the mysteries of faith and desire, and the way two girls can grow up and apart, by the award-winning author of Halsey Street.When Naima Coster met Lila, they were girls of color in a predominantly white private school in Manhattan. As adolescents they found each other and needed each other. As each comes o An intimate true story about the complexities of female friendship, the mysteries of faith and desire, and the way two gi...

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Title:Lila
Author:Naima Coster
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B07S6NNZ5P
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:30 pages pages

Lila Reviews

  • Angieleigh
    Aug 22, 2019
    Of the three The One stories that I've read so far, this one really resonated with me. I found myself highlighting whole pages, tearing up more than once. Lila is about how friendships are born, how spectacularly they come together, horribly they fall apart, and how it can feel lik...
  • Jen Potter
    Sep 04, 2019
    A beautifully written and powerful short story of the love between two childhood friends. ...
  • Bookphile
    Aug 07, 2019
    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 ...
  • Dre
    Aug 07, 2019
    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...
  • Benee
    Sep 02, 2019
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  • Sarah Campbell
    Aug 03, 2019
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  • Lisa
    Aug 04, 2019
    Sad story of friendship Two 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. ...
  • Cyndy
    Sep 05, 2019
    Two women, best friends since they were young teenagers, go through the ups and downs of their friendship. Interesting read. But not something I had to read in one sitting. ...
  • Jennifer
    Aug 09, 2019
    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 thi...
  • Emerald Sue
    Aug 02, 2019
    "Lila worked miracles, and then she vanished from my life." ...
  • Chava
    Aug 16, 2019
    This is a short story in yet another Amazon Collection, The One. The collection seems to focus on love and romance, including love for one's children, pets, as well as romantic partners. "Lila" is a story about friendship and how it evolves through the years. People grow apart and t...
  • Stephanie
    Aug 18, 2019
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  • Christi Massey
    Aug 26, 2019
    I liked this, but it was really hard to follow at times. It wasn't always clear what was a flashback, what was current. Good story, but would have been better with more cohesion. ...
  • Kc
    Sep 05, 2019
    The story jumps around in the timeline of a friendship. In the end I was extremely disappointed with how the narrator handled the friendship. That said, I could relate to the unique relationship between the two woman, especially from Lila?s side of things, resulting in the 2nd star. ...
  • Michele
    Aug 07, 2019
    This is another Amazon Original Story...short story... Interesting memoir; slightly jumpy. ...
  • Beth
    Aug 06, 2019
    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?! ...
  • Kelly
    Sep 06, 2019
    This is a short story that is part of the Amazon (The One) series. Each short story is written by a different author. This is a very realistic short story. There are a lot of relationships, friendships that drift in and out of closeness. There are a lot of friendships where one person ...
  • Clara E. Kparr
    Sep 01, 2019
    A coming of age story. Two young girls whom grow into women, but are still bounded together in ways they can't express to one another. Deep down they hurt one another so as to not hold each other down or back from growing and reaching their fullest potential. Some where a long their tr...
  • radchick in Hercules
    Aug 08, 2019
    Nice story about a great friend You 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! ...
  • Sharon
    Aug 05, 2019
    Enjoyable Short Read The author's story is a bit of a roller coaster for me. However, it is an interesting capture of the evolution of friendship. ...
  • KENNETH J SITTLER
    Aug 11, 2019
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  • Linda Thames
    Aug 13, 2019
    This was ok It was a little long to get to the point. I may try some of her other writings to see if they hold my interests. ...
  • Mel
    Sep 05, 2019
    Intimate reflection I loved this portrayal of female friendship at such a sharp corner of life. It echoes and aches it?s truths ...
  • Alicia Allen
    Aug 01, 2019
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  • Tara
    Aug 17, 2019
    Not great... I couldn?t quite get a hold of where the author was trying to lead me; what emotions I was supposed to empathize with ... it felt like an abrupt drop down the rabbit hole without the whimsy. The dysfunctional relationship between these two seemed to baffle them as much ...
  • Pat Anderson
    Sep 05, 2019
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  • carrie martin
    Sep 01, 2019
    Kind of boring I did not like this story. Felt it was missing something. I couldn't figure out where the story was going ...
  • Naika
    Aug 12, 2019
    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...
  • Alexis Taylor
    Sep 11, 2019
    wow.... lila is really selfish and shitty??? ...
  • Danita Saunders
    Aug 15, 2019
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