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Best Friends Forever: A Novel
by Jennifer Weiner

Published: 2010-05-04
Paperback : 384 pages
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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. ...
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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

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Why do you feel that Val came back to Addie?
Do you think Addie and her man got married?
Did Addie ever tell Vejay about the baby?
by FriendshipSisters (see profile) 05/05/10

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The topic of friendship
by mgarrera (see profile) 05/05/11
This topic was a great discussion topic-we had some great conversations!

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  "Best Friends Forever: A Novel"by PDGuest (see profile) 12/13/15

While it wasn't a page turner, it was a good, interesting read.

 
  "Slow moving story"by Time_2_Read (see profile) 01/18/13

I never really got into the book. It moved very slowly and it took a long time to get the background story. The book bounced back and forth between present day and the background story, switching off... (read more)

 
  "Best Friends Forever"by princesscartmell (see profile) 05/28/12

I thought this book got off to a slow start but was good overall and hard to put down once I got into it. It was dark and sad in some ways but a lot about friendship, human nature and forgiveness. A... (read more)

 
  "Unrealistic Storyline"by mailewalker (see profile) 08/02/11

 
  "Sussex County Housewives"by mgarrera (see profile) 05/05/11

This book was Ok.. The overall consensus of the club was that they did not like it because it was boring and lacked something...

 
  "Best Friends Forever"by mcrummett (see profile) 05/05/11

 
  "Best Friends Forever"by vtreader (see profile) 02/27/11

This was an impulse buy on a night that I couldn't sleep and wanted some light reading. Jennifer Weinter's books are always fun and quick reads. This one doesn't fail - no real surprises but an enjoyable... (read more)

 
  "Best Friends Forever"by robinsonderer (see profile) 01/19/11

 
  "Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner"by kimbee627 (see profile) 08/13/10

 
  "Between Friends"by CindyW (see profile) 07/21/10

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