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Publisher's Summary

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 15 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.
©2008 Jennifer Weiner (P)2011 Simon & Schuster Audio
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Critic Reviews

"Jennifer Weiner's latest novel, Best Friends Forever, is not leaving the special shelf where it's already wedged in with other books I reread every so often because they just make me happy." ( The Philadelphia Inquirer)
"In Addie, Weiner has created a steely, sympathetic narrator who is vulnerable but not pathetic, unwilling to settle for disappointment despite the bad hand that most of her 33 years have dealt. The novel is a welcome addition to the author's collection of tales about strong, clever women who carve their own niche in this world - much like Weiner." ( The Miami Herald)
Addie Downs - the Everygirl at the center of Jennifer Weiner's latest novel - just could turn out to be one of our favorite heroines of the summer.... Another superlative novel by Weiner, about a big girl with a bigger heart, that will have women and men of all sizes cheering." ( USA Today)
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3 out of 5 stars
By Liza on 11-08-11

Fun reading book..........

Typical, predictable, easy reading book. Perfect to read on the beach. Didn't keep my interest though just wanted to finish it at the end. Not more to say. I wont recommend that anyone go out of their way to read it.

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4 out of 5 stars
By kay on 06-24-11

very enjoyable

It was good and fun chic lit. Very good at describing her characters. I enjoy all of Jennifer Weiner's books.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By LoveReading on 05-20-18

Perfect summer story

A perfect blend of humour, pathos and warmth. Weiner's characters are nuanced and engaging while both narrators add an extra dimension through their excellent performance.

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