Best Friends Forever

Best Friends Forever

A Novel

Book - 2009 | 1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
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Popular television personality Valerie Adler turns to her long-forgotten, Illinois hometown friend Addie Downs when she runs into a bit of trouble involving betrayal and loyalty, family history and small-town secrets.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2009.
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
ISBN: 9780743294294
Characteristics: 362 p. ; 24 cm.

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I loved this chick lit! If you are in need of something light & easy to read before bed or on a rainy afternoon, grab this one. A story about friendship between young girls, Addie and Valerie, both so different that losing their relationship in adult life was evident. However, revenge for the past teenage heartache and breakups reunite these two, making them even closer than ever. A guaranteed laugh and cry! (submitted by IM)

sablegirl Mar 06, 2013

A nice, funny read. Sort of like a Themla and Louise but funny. I enjoyed this quick read and would recommend it.

Aug 25, 2012

A very moving story about the trials of young girls as they grow up. A good read with a happy ending, which I love!

mrsgail5756 Aug 13, 2012

A very good read. I enjoyed this book I would recommend this book for all to read.

amazzuca Aug 08, 2012

Fluffy beach read. Perfect for summer vacation.

Jul 30, 2012

great read although some of the characters were not seen through to the end properly,( Dan and Mrs Adler) I had great compassion for the character Addie, although the bank scene was pretty silly

Sep 20, 2011

This was a good story. It was NOT a exciting page turner.

Jan 10, 2011

Exceeded expectations. The book jumps back and forth between present day and adolescent.

ontherideau Sep 25, 2010

light, very light

Aug 29, 2010

I picked up this Jennifer Weiner book because I wanted a fun escape, and thought I'd have sympathy for the main character, Addie Downs. My problem was that I had too much sympathy, for this book had every issue I've ever had: weight, best friends gone bad, insecurity, infertility, an overwhelming sense of loyalty, escaping the law... okay, maybe I haven't had that last one. Anyway, I don't think I am being objective when I say it felt like it dragged a little in the beginning, because I just didn't want the reminders. In truth, like all the Weiner books I've read, it was well thought-out and constructed. There was only one part with Dan Swansea that I felt was a little "deux ex machina" (figuratively, not exactly that device) where I had to swallow my disbelief a little. Everything else was realistic given the circumstances and completely sympathetic. I could easily feel like I was there (I think I was, once!). I think Weiner wonderfully captured a truth about female friendships (and possibly male): if you've love somebody enough, they always seem to fit right back into your life despite time and circumstance. Yes, light and predictable but Weiner never lets the expected become an excuse for bad writing or ill-constructed paths there. Not here.

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