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Best Friends Forever: A Novel Hardcover – Jul 14 2009

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  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books (July 14 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743294297
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743294294
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #297,628 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Jennifer Weiner's latest novel, Best Friends Forever, is not leaving the special shelf where it's already wedged in with other books I reread every so often because they just make me happy - novels such as Jeanette Haien's Matters of Chance, Susan Isaacs' Shining Through, Kingsley Amis' Lucky Jim, most of Barbara Pym's novels, and, of course, Pride and Prejudice. [What] earns it a place on my treasured "reread as needed" shelf is its tough emotional wisdomÉAddie's story rates a second (and, perhaps, even a third) read, too, because its unrelenting depiction of loneliness, as well as the myriad ways people can surprise themselves and each other, deserves to be savored, again and again." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer

"In Addie, Weiner has created a steely, sympathetic narrator who is vulnerable but not pathetic, unwilling to settle for disappointment despite the bad hand that most of her 33 years have dealt. The novel is a welcome addition to the author's collection of tales about strong, clever women who carve their own niche in this world -- much like Weiner." -- The Miami Herald

"Addie Downs - the Everygirl at the center of Jennifer Weiner's latest novel - just could turn out to be one of our favorite heroines of the summer...Another superlative novel by Weiner, about a big girl with a bigger heart, that will have women and men of all sizes cheering." -- USA Today

"Weiner's latest showcases her talent for creating richly drawn, realistic characters. She deftly weaves in multiple back stories and subplots and punctuates the story with plenty of humor. Highly recommended for all fans of women's fiction." -- Library Journal, starred review

"Former mousy types, rejoice! In Weiner's delicious latest, a popular girl hits trouble long after high school and only the geeky pal she once shunned can help." -- People magazine

"This beach read will win readers over with its wit and wisdom. A clever, sad and sweet turn on Thelma and Louise [with] what may be the funniest not-quite-heist ever pulled off ..." -- Publishers Weekly

"Warmly and realistically drawn... Weiner, creator of widely popular female characters, injects an element of suspense into her latest, Best Friends Forever. This book begins on an unexpected note of violence, but the friendship of the title is at its heart. Two estranged onetime high-school chums -- one now a television weathergirl and the other one of Ms. Weiner's lovable, snack-obsessed frumps -- are thrown together to find out what happened in that opening scene and to hash out old grievances. Weiner writes comfortably about the real world." -- Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"Jennifer Weiner is a master of the modern-day fairytale. In best-selling chick-lit romps like In Her Shoes, her heroines look just like us: self-deprecating, plagued by those few extra pounds - and ready for Prince Charming only once they've embraced their quirks. Weiner's latest effort is no exception, this time following a pair of friends - one fat, one thin - over two decades." -- Marie Claire

"The must-have beach read... In popular chick-lit-with-a-pulse author Jennifer Weiner's newest novel, Best Friends Forever, two childhood gal pals suffer a teenage-falling-out but reunite for an unexpected female-bonding adventure." -- Elle magazine

"A hilarious caper... resplendent in charm and poignancy...Weiner handles sorrow with a deft touch, blossoms in beautifully descriptive passages, and keeps readers glued to the page with curiosity and delight." -- Booklist, starred review

About the Author

Jennifer Weiner
is also the author of the novels Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture, Little Earthquakes, Goodnight Nobody, and Certain Girls, as well as the short story collection, The Guy Not Taken. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives in Philadelphia with her family.

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Format: Hardcover
I love Jennifer Weiner's books! This one is not her best book but it is very entertaining. It drags a little in the beginning but picks up towards the middle/end. If this is your first Jennifer Weiner book I'd recommend "little earthquakes" or "good in bed" which are better stories.
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Addie and Valerie were eight-years-old when Valerie and her newly divorced mom moved across the street from Addie and her family. Addie was shy and had no friends and they instantly bonded. Val's family was so different from her own. Val's mother was a free spirit. Addie's father had been in Vietnam and suffered from PTSD and her mother was obese. Addie's popular teenage brother, Jon, was ashamed of them and distance himself. As Addie and Val grew older, Val became more popular and Addie was left on the sidelines, allowing herself to be used by Val. When tragedy strikes, everyone including Val turn against Addie, making her life hell. She eventually balloons to over 350 pounds but starts turning her life around and losing weight.

On the night of their 15th high school graduation, Val shows up at Addie's doorstep, scared and covered in blood. She had hit someone but didn't know if the person was dead and needed Addie's help. Not able to find the body, they go on the run to Florida.

I didn't enjoy this book. I thought the story lines were awful and absurd. Val had turned her back on Addie back in high school and treated her like crap yet when she knocks on Addie's door out of the blue 15 years later, she's able to convince Addie to help her. I don't think so.

I didn't find any of the characters likable. Addie was pathetic as a child and worse as an adult. I thought her naïveté at the end was laughable ... there's no way she was that dumb. I liked Val as a child but she was clueless and conceited as an adult. It was unbelievable that Jordan was a cop and in charge of finding out what happened when a belt was found in a puddle of blood in the parking lot of the high school reunion.
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Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this book even though I was expecting a lighter read. It reminded me more of a Judy Blume novel such as Summer Sisters, which I don't really remember, but I somehow found it felt similar.

Although it was not even remotely light and fluffy, I thought the writing was impeccable as usual with Weiner's novels and all the details of growing up from the 70's through 90's brought me right back to my childhood and adolescence. I found the story interesting with enough intrigue to keep me reading and I read quickly enough to find the end satisfying.

I was interested in her use of the first person narrative for a male character whose voice alternated with the main character's. I felt Weiner portrayed him well and I was not disappointed as I sometimes am when chick lit authors attempt to get into the heads of men (and they usually stick to the third person, not even attempting the first person).

Overall, I enjoyed this book and if you're looking for something a little different from chick lit and don't expect to laugh out loud as frequently as some of her other novels, check out Weiner's latest.
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Format: Hardcover
I guess this is something some of us go through and that's why the author wrote about it. Sometimes being best friends and then not so much is difficult, to say the least. Overall, this is a fun, light read with an underlying message of how things can sometimes fall apart, despite our best intentions. I also recommend Twenties Girl: A Novel.
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