Thursday, July 23, 2009

Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner

Some bonds can never be broken...
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.

my thoughts:
This was a great book about friendships that are just "meant" to be. Addie & Val had been friends since they were 9 and Val moved accross the street from Addie. Then something happens in high school (doesn't it always!) that breaks that friendship and Addie is once again left alone, hated by her classmates. 15 years later Val shows up at Addie's door, needing help and like a true friend, Addie was there for her.

I liked this book. It was a quick, easy read that I found to be heart warming. It was funny & authentic, I thought. It's alot like a true friendship. Addie & Val are sisters of the heart and you want everything to work out in the end.

Because I enjoyed this book so much, I'm going to give it to one lucky person! Leave me a comment telling me how long you and your best friend have been friends! The winner will still be chosen by, but to be included, I need names & length of time!

Me & my best friend? Well Terese & I have been best friends since we were in the 3rd grade (and we're 40 now). We've had our ups & downs, just like any relationship would that's lasted about 30 years!

Please be aware: Whoever opened the box the book was originally in, cut it with a box knife. It's not bad, it is definately readable! But the cover is sliced and it goes through to part of the hard cover.

About the Contest:
Open to US & Canadian addresses.
No PO Boxes please.One winner will be chosen
Deadline is: midnight August 10
To win:
Leave a comment with your name & your best friends name
and how long you've been friends!
I will notify the winners by email & on my blog on
Please respond within 48 hours with your mailing information!


scottsgal said...

I'd love to win this - my best friend is my husband SCott for the last 12 years

msboatgal at

Commchick said...

I have been friends with Jacquelyn since we were five years old. My grandmother used to babysit her when we were growing up and even though we live in different states now, we still keep in touch.

ChristyJan said...

My best friend is my sister, Lori. We are 2 1/2 years apart in age. She's been my little sister and best friend for over 40 years.


CrystalGB said...

My best friend is my cousin LaShonda. We have been best friends for over 30 years.

Sue said...

My best friend is Natalie. We've been friends for ten years. We live in different states, but I still talk to her as much as possible.
s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I've been friends w/ Nancy since 1980...she was my preceptor at work.


Belinda M said...

My best friends name in Evelyn. We met while we were both in a wedding party for a lady we no longer keep in contact with. Wow, it has been close to 20 yrs now

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katsrus said...

My best friend is my son Matt~21 years old. I would love to win. Thank you.


Indigo said...

My best friend's name is Rebecca. We've known each other a little over 2 years. We met online, but talk about everything under the sun and correspond snail mail as well. She was a lifesaver to me, as I cut everyone out of my life when I went deaf 4 1/2 years ago. She's taught me people can be trusted to be there for you.

Thanks! For the opportunity. Indigo

Debs Desk said...

My bestfriends name is Melissa - She has been my bestfriend for 23 years. It is my daughter and I love her so much. Please include me in your giveaway.

DCMetroreader said...

My best friend is my husband, Rob. We've been together for 5 years now.
Thanks for the giveaway!


Wanda said...

Her name is Cindy and it's been about 15 years.
wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

Lisette said...

My BF's name is Daisy and we've been friends for 4 years :)


Brenda said...

My best friend is Cindy and we have been friends for 24 years!


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