Friday, 7 January 2011
Book Review: Best Friends Forever
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.
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!