Best Friends Forever – Jennifer Weiner

Sep 14

Best Friends Forever – Jennifer Weiner

This book by Jennifer Weiner is an intricate tale of two best friends, Addie and Valerie.  Their childhood friendship is sweet and familiar; Addie is overweight, shy, and has two loving parents.  Valerie is outgoing, pretty, and has a flaky single mother.  The friendship crap hits the fan in highschool, as is often the case.  Due to a sketchy sexual situation, the friendship ends, mostly due to Valerie.  Fastforward to adulthood: the gals haven’t spoken in years, until the night of the class reunion.  The story is mildly entertaining and somewhat thought provoking.  I had a hard time relating to the term “Best Friend” here.  I have been blessed with the same best friend for over 24 years, and I am pretty sure if I had done to her what Valerie did to Addie, the term would not apply.  Here’s hoping that your friendships have an easier path and a more solid foundation than the one described here.

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