Book Review: Best Friends Forever

You know when you turn the last page of a book, hoping against all odds that its not quite the end of the story?  And even after you've read that final page, you flip back a few from the end to re-read the ending again -you know, just to savour it one more time?  *Whispers - please nod along with me and smile - humour me that I'm not the only person on this planet who does this.*


Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner is one of these books - I wish it didn't have to end, I wanted to know more about the delightful Addie and her crazy police detective called Jordan, -and even Addies -annoying but-finally-seems-to-becoming-good- bestie-Valerie.

Addie Downs is the main protagonist, a wonderful warm character who will charm you with her honesty and her longing for love.  One morning 9 year old Addie, her older brother, and parents watch as Valerie and her mother move into the house across the road, from that day onwards it seems both girls are inseparable.  However, as Valerie becomes part of the popular cheerleading set,-Addie is left behind, and they fall out over a dark secret, which of course involves a boy.  Both girls are damaged in their own way.  Addie eventually loses the weight she's struggled but seemed to ignore throughout childhood.  Valerie leaves town and pursues a career in TV as a weather girl.  Unexpectedly 15 years on, after a school reunion-Valerie turns up on Addie's doorstep with blood on her trench coat and a mystery unfolds.  The plot from here on in takes a few twists which I won't spoil.

This is a story of a young girl growing up in a small neighbourhood where everyone does know your name, -and your business; its about the woman she becomes who just wants to be loved.  The plot is wonderfully woven with suspense, secrets, sex, lust, love and buckets of laughter- its entertaining throughout and hands down one of my favourite reads in a while. I look forward to reading more books from Ms Weiner who you can find here. 


A/N:
I hope everyone's had a wonderful week.  It's been super busy with RL so I'm late in posting, I will need to revisit my declarations and include planning posts in advance.  Have a lovely writerly weekend!

Comments

  1. oo, sounds like a great book. I'll have to add it to my ever growing TBR pile.

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  2. It sounds like an interesting story! Maybe I'll check it out...

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  3. I haven't read a good woman's romance mystery in long time. Thanks for a passing this on!

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  4. Lynda, good to hear, we gotta keep those TBR piles stacked high!;)

    Pat, you never know, you might like it. ;)

    Bish, thanks and you're welcome! ;)

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  5. I've never read anything by Jennifer Weiner, but I've heard only good things, and this one looks amazing--thanks for the recommendation!

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  6. Sounds very interesting and good. I'll have to check it out. Thanks.

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  7. I've heard alot of good stuff about her; I'll have to look into this book!

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  8. I often feel that way when I finish a book.

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  9. Meredith, Melissa and Cinette! Its funny how some authors have a plethora of books and yet I only just find out about them now. I enjoyed this one very much. Hope you do too. ;)

    Melissa G, :-) Good to hear I'm not alone on that one.

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  10. I haven't read a good woman's romance mystery in long time too. Thanks for a passing this on...will get a book soon.
    hugs
    lila

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  11. Thanks for the book review! I love ending a book with a lingering smile, having truly enjoyed it. Aaaah!

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  12. OOooo, this sounds really good! *ssshhhh! I'll tell you a secret. I re-read the last pages too. Sometimes, the last few chapters!*

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  13. How did you know I was smiling and nodding along! It's verrrry cold outside, hub's got the flu, and with lots of down time ahead, I need a good read. Santa gave me a Kindle; I've learned I can still snuggle into books but also read a lot faster. Thanks for a great reading suggestion!

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  14. Lila, Its been a while since I've read a romance mystery too, this one made me laugh too. ;)

    Carol, you're welcome, and I totally agree.

    Words Crafter, haha! Yup, me too! ;)

    Kittie,I'm always hopeful I'm not the only one doing these things. ;) Sorry to hear your Hubs has the flu, hope he gets better soon. Santa must've been busy - I lost count of all the Kindles on the trains these holidays. Perfect present methinks, enjoy!! ;)

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  15. I do that all the time when I don't want the book to end! You're not alone :)

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  16. It sounds like a great book... thanks for the review!

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  17. Hi Talei,
    Thank very,very,very much for you visit and love words....it does mean lots to me.
    Love the post today as I'm always on a hunt for a good book to read....It sounds like an interesting story! Maybe I'll check it out.
    hugs
    lil

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