Best Friends Forever: A Novel by Jennifer WeinerBest Friends Forever: A Novel by Jennifer Weiner

Best Friends Forever: A Novel

byJennifer Weiner

Paperback | May 4, 2010

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From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes "a smart, witty fairy tale for grownups" (Maureen Corrigan, NPR).

Addie Downs and Valerie Adler will be best friends forever. That’s what Addie believes after Valerie moves across the street when they’re both nine years old. But in the wake of betrayal during their teenage years, Val is swept into the popular crowd, while mousy, sullen Addie becomes her school’s scapegoat.

Flash-forward fifteen years. Valerie Adler has found a measure of fame and fortune working as the weathergirl at the local TV station. Addie Downs lives alone in her parents’ house in their small hometown of Pleasant Ridge, Illinois, caring for a troubled brother and trying to meet Prince Charming on the Internet. She’s just returned from Bad Date #6 when she opens her door to find her long-gone best friend standing there, a terrified look on her face and blood on the sleeve of her coat. "Something horrible has happened," Val tells Addie, "and you’re the only one who can help."

Best Friends Forever is a grand, hilarious, edge-of-your-seat adventure; a story about betrayal and loyalty, family history and small-town secrets. It’s about living through tragedy, finding love where you least expect it, and the ties that keep best friends together
Jennifer Weiner grew up in Simsbury, Connecticut. She attended Princeton University, where she studied with John McPhee, Toni Morrison & Joyce Carol Oates. She is currently a reporter/columnist at the "Philadelphia Inquirer"& a contributing editor at "Mademoiselle". Her short stories have been published in "Seventeen"&"Redbook". Her fr...
Title:Best Friends Forever: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 1 inPublished:May 4, 2010Publisher:Washington Square PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0743294300

ISBN - 13:9780743294300

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrendous This book was simply awful. I feel terrible saying this, knowing how much work is book into a novel, and yet it is just a terrible book! It's a boring fiction story about friendship wrapped up in a mystery and it just does not go together. So weird. I did not enjoy it AT ALL.
Date published: 2018-07-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not my favorite Jennifer Weiner This was my 2nd least favorite book from JW (who is one of my favorite authors) (My least favorite being The Next Best Thing) The story was slow, and the characters weren't the best.
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Jennifer Weiner's worst book... I was incredibly disappointed in this book. I've read most of Jennifer Weiner's other books and enjoyed them a lot more than this one. The plot, including the "mystery" being investigated by the police officer, were completely ridiculous and far-fetched. I'd recommend reading "Firefly Lane" by Kristin Hannah for a much better story about lifelong best friends.
Date published: 2010-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic as usual I usually love Jennifer's books, and this one is no acception. It draws you in from the very beginning and makes you laugh and is an easy, lovely read. The characters are charming and real and although you can tell part way through what the outcome is, you still want to see how it will all come about!
Date published: 2010-07-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The first 3/4 of the book was great! I loved this book from the very beginning...the descriptions as the main character tells of her past is fascinating...then about 3 quarters of the way through it hit an absolute standstill...yet to finish the book.
Date published: 2010-06-10

Editorial Reviews

"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