2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge

2018 Reading Challenge
Tina has read 4 books toward her goal of 30 books.

Friday, July 17, 2009

REVIEW for Best Friends Forever

Thank you to Simon & Schuster for sending me an ARC of this book!

TITLE: Best Friends Forever

AUTHOR: Jennifer Weiner

GENRE: Contemporary Fiction

RATING: 3 Stars

I have been a fan of Jennifer Weiner since her first book. However, in the last few years, I have felt as though she has walked away from her "chick lit" writing and has created more contemporary fiction for women and although I have seen Best Friends Forever referred to as chick lit, I would have to disagree.

Best Friends Forever is the newest book by Weiner and features Addie and Valerie who were best friends in primary school and ended up at opposite ends of the popularity chain in high school, which pretty much separated them until they meet up again as adults. Although they haven't kept in touch at all, Valerie will show up on the other's doorstep, in full bloom trouble - asking for help in this whoddunnit type of mini-mystery, intertwined with the two women trying to find themselves and each other throughout the storyline. There is a message here - which basically is that you never know what will happen in your life and looks and appearance can be deceiving and that, in your life, friendship and support are extremely important and worth fighting for.

While there are some cute episodes and some actually touching moments, I did not find this book all that interesting. The premise is kind of usual and I feel as though I have read this story, in different installments, throughout the years. The main characters are okay and the writing is fine, but I just did not find myself getting all involved and committed to this book and I certainly would not qualify this one as chick litty at all.


bermudaonion said...

I know a lot of people love Jennifer Weiner's books, but the ones I've read have been about the way you described this one - just okay. I think I'll skip this one.

itsJUSTme-wendy said...

Oh NO!!!! Really? Only 3 stars? I really thought this one was going to be good.

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