Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Book Review: Best Friends Forever

Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner

Description:Since they were 9 years old Addie and Valerie were best friends. Neither truly understood what it was like being the other – but they stayed together throughout it all. Then their final year of high school an incident happened that tore them apart. It made Addie’s life a living hell and meant the end of their friendship.

Now it is their high school reunion and Valerie shows up on Addie’s doorstep asking for help. They were best friends- right – so Addie does whatever she can to help her out. It will lead the two women on an adventure that they couldn’t predict.

Thoughts: This book was hard for me. I know that the weight made Addie self-conscious and not aware of what she meant to the world. She lost it but it still means a lot of hard work getting over the emotional implications of those things (as much as the physical). But if some person who did me so wrong ended up on my doorstep asking for help the last thing I would do is put myself out there the way that she does. It could mean jail for her! I spent most of the book going Addie don’t be so stupid – she is just using you. And part of me still thinks the same thing. I understand that Valerie had a horrible life with her mother and that part of her always hated Addie for the love that she got from her parents. But really – she hurt Addie – she made other’s hurt Addie. She generally is a selfish and full of herself person based on even her actions currently. She doesn’t deserve the best friend’s moniker. Maybe after she does something to prove it.

What genre would you consider this?
Summer Read