Best Friends Forever

Best Friends Forever

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Addie Downs and Valerie Adler were close until a betrayal during their teen years drove them apart; but twenty years later, a terrified Val shows up at Addie's doorstep wearing a bloody coat, pushing them both into a wild adventure where they must rely on one another again, in a novel by a best-selling author. 500,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Bestselling author Jennifer Weiner’s dazzling new novel Best Friends Forever explores the impact of love, desire, and familial loss on a friendship between two young women, and how the choices they make will change their lives forever.

One of the nation’s most beloved and successful writers of women’s fiction, Jennifer Weiner has become a literary phenomenon with millions of copies of her books in print. Her latest work, Best Friends Forever will delight fans and critics alike, following the ups and downs of a long-time friendship between two young girls who grow up to be two very different women. Addie Downs and Valerie Adler were eight when they first met and decided to be best friends forever. But, in the wake of tragedy and betrayal during their teenage years, everything changed. Val went on to fame and fortune. Addie stayed behind in their small Midwestern town. Destiny, however, had more in store for these two. And when, twenty-five years later, Val shows up at Addie’s front door with blood on her coat and terror on her face, it is the beginning of a wild adventure for two women joined by love and history who find strength together that they could not find alone.

Baker
& Taylor

Addie Downs and Valerie Adler were close until a betrayal during their teen years drove them apart; but twenty years later, a terrified Val shows up on Addie's doorstep wearing a bloody coat, pushing them both into a wild adventure where they must rely on one another again.

Simon and Schuster
Bestselling author Jennifer Weiner’s dazzling new novel Best Friends Foreverexplores the impact of love, desire, and familial loss on a friendship between two young women, and how the choices they make will change their lives forever.

One of the nation’s most beloved and successful writers of women’s fiction, Jennifer Weiner has become a literary phenomenon with millions of copies of her books in print. Her latest work, Best Friends Forever will delight fans and critics alike, following the ups and downs of a long-time friendship between two young girls who grow up to be two very different women. Addie Downs and Valerie Adler were eight when they first met and decided to be best friends forever. But, in the wake of tragedy and betrayal during their teenage years, everything changed. Val went on to fame and fortune. Addie stayed behind in their small Midwestern town. Destiny, however, had more in store for these two. And when, twenty-five years later, Val shows up at Addie’s front door with blood on her coat and terror on her face, it is the beginning of a wild adventure for two women joined by love and history who find strength together that they could not find alone.

Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2009
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9780743294294
Branch Call Number: FIC Weine
Characteristics: 362 p. ; 24 cm

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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.

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spintodebader
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.

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juliemargaret
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

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tcb2011
Sep 20, 2011

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

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Swtalyssums
Jan 10, 2011

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

ontherideau Sep 25, 2010

light, very light

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blondtraillite
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.

ErinReads Sep 14, 2009

Was a quick and easy read. Was good but not as enjoyable as some of her other books. Followed a little mystery type detour like her Goodnight Nobody book. Found I wanted to give character Valerie a shake more than once...her antics were a little annoying.

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Jan 10, 2011

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