Monday, December 5, 2011
Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
Addie Downs and Valerie Adler became best friends when Valerie moved across the street from Addie when they were just little girls. Valerie was the skinny, pretty, outgoing, eccentric one and Addie was the down-to-earth, too nice, stable, overweight one. Valerie envied Addie's perfect family and Addie envied Valerie's seemingly exciting, easy life.
Something happens in high school that drives Valerie and Addie apart, but 20 years later Valerie shows up on Addie's doorstep needing help. Addie drops everything to help her old friend.
As the story unfolds we see flashbacks to their childhood friendship, how their lives have changed over the years, and the incident that drove a wedge in their friendship.
It was a really enjoyable story with a sweet ending. I especially liked the flashbacks to their childhood friendship. It made me remember being 10 and riding bikes and going on vacations with friends. I miss being a kid.
I give this one 4 out of 5 stars.