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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (24 Jun. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847390234
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847390233
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 930,575 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'The brilliant US author of Good In Bed and In Her Shoes (made into a great movie starring Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette) has come up trumps again. Beautifully written with humour and warmth.'
--Daily Mail, Friday July 2nd 2010

'Witty, moving, stupendously well written and deeply perceptive.' --Jill Mansell

'Jennifer Weiner is a genius. Her books are totally gripping, beautifully written, heartbreaking and hilarious.' --Harriet Evans

About the Author

Jennifer Weiner is the international number one bestselling author of eight novels, including Best Friends Forever, Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, which was made into a major film starring Toni Colette and Cameron Diaz, Certain Girls and Fly Away Home. Visit Jennifer at www.jenniferweiner.com


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Having read and loved Good in Bed, Certain Girls, In Her Shoes and Little Earthquakes, I was looking forward to Best Friends Forever. Having perservered to the end, I am not sure that this was even written by the same author.

The story was so unrealistic as to be farcical the whole way through - a whole police force investigating the crime of a patch of blood and a dropped belt, Jordan breaking into Addie's house since he had "compelling circumstancial evidence", the bizarre praying session between Dan and Meredith almost as if he was being held there against his will, Dan's sudden repentance after 15 years, the ridiculous bank hold up scene with Valerie, Addie just handing over 10,000 dollars for Val to spend after them not seeing each other in years, the two of them going on the run to Florida without actually knowing for sure if they had done anything, honestly, I could go on and on.

I have given 2 stars as I loved the flashback parts, they were beautifully written.

Do not waste your time with this book, Weiner has written great books like the ones I mentioned above, definitely try them instead!
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Jennifer Weiner has a tendency towards taking the easy, formulaeic route with plot development, moralising, and boring us with pages of "flashback". She does all this in bucket loads in Best Friends Forever.

It's a pity because Weiner creates great characters and writes with real perception but then she slides into a lazy device like making the detective, Jordan, fall for the heroine in a very Mills & Boon type way, without any real development of the relationship.

Weiner is also a little too keen to moralise. Her "bad" characters always come unstuck and the good characters, who may have been fat bullied / dominated, end up triumphing.
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By Sarah (Feeling Fictional) TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 22 July 2010
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Addie and Val became friends when they were 9 years old and promised to be best friends forever. That was until their senior year at school when Val became part of the popular crowd and left Addie behind. Addie was bullied mercilessly by Val and her friends and has never got over it. Now Addie lives alone in her parent's old house, working from home and having no friends she looks out for her disabled brother. After returning home from yet another disastrous date fifteen years later Addie is shocked when Val turns up covered in blood and in desperate need of help.

When I first read the description of Best Friends Forever I thought it would be a fun read and having liked some of Jennifer Weiner's previous books I was looking forward to reading it. Unfortunately I was disappointed and although I thought the book was OK there were just too many things that were completely unrealistic and stopped me truly loving the story.

Although I found myself quite liking Addie I couldn't believe the trouble Val managed to get her into. If your best friend ruined your life I don't think you'd be quite so quick to welcome her back into your life with open arms and you certainly wouldn't be willing to go along with her crazy plans! Val wasn't a very likable character, yes you get to find out what a difficult life she has had but that doesn't really excuse the way she treats Addie now or how she expects to walk through life getting away with anything just with a little flirting.

The narration jumps from present to past and is told mainly by Addie but with some chapters written from the point of view of police chief Jordan and the occasional section by their childhood tormentor Dan.
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By Joey VINE VOICE on 22 July 2011
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I am new to Jennifer Weiner's books but thought the synopsis sounded quite promising. At first, I found the book engaging; it begins with a male having been injured and trying to remember what happened and then the story unfolds into the relationship between Val and Addie.

Val and Addie were high school friends until one night Addie tells her mother Val's secret which leads to accusations and the friendship ending. Addie has a rough time at high school and ends up becoming a recluse more or less. Several years later, there is a high school reunion which Val attends. She reeks her revenge on someone involved with her secret and runs him over. She goes straight to Addie despite them not having spoken in several years and the story follows their relationship.

Addi is the main narrator of the story which flits back and forth in time. Each chapter is a mini story in it's own right, which at first I liked but just found it tedious towards the end. I found several parts of the book very unrealistic - a patch of blood is found in a car park and the whole police force are working every hour to find out who the blood belongs to? Um, call me cynical but this does not strike me as something that would happen. Addie just accepts Val back into her life seemingly without question despite the hurt and pain she has been through? And Addie's medical condition at the end of the book?

All in all, I liked parts of this book but it was far too much hard work and far too long winded for me to want to pick up another of JW's books.
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