Never Too Real is a funny, witty and beautiful novel of friendships that turn into family and finding strength when your life falls apart. The dynamic between the friends is engaging and refreshing, and readers see themselves a little bit in each one, even though they are all vastly different. Rita’s debut novel leaves readers hoping for more fiction in the future.

Cat, Magda, Luz and Gabi have become a somewhat unlikely band of friends who know each other’s secrets and aren’t afraid to tell it like it is. They have all been blessed in life and seem to have it all together — until each one faces challenges too big to bear alone. Will these friends be able to overcome even the hardest trials and band together, or will their own hardships consume them? (KENSINGTON, Jun., 320 pp., $15.00)

Reviewed by: 
Sarah Frobisher