Bestselling author Jennifer Weiner's dazzling new novel, Best Friends Forever explores the impact of love, desire and familial loss on a friendship between two young women, and how the choices they make will change their lives forever.
When Addie Downs opens her front door and discovers her long-lost childhood best friend standing there, with terror on her face and blood on her coat, she finds herself on an extraordinary adventure on which she'll learn the truth about her past and forever change her future...
Addie Downs and Valerie Adler were eight when they first met and decided to be best friends forever. But being a teenager is hard enough without having to maintain childish promises friends make to each other when they're young, especially when life is steering them in different directions.
Val went on to the life of fame and fortune she's always dreamed of while Addie stayed behind in their small Midwestern town, forging a quiet life for herself. But sometimes, the bonds made in childhood hold a tighter reign on our destinies than we know and when, 25 years later Val shows yup at Addie's house with a secret they only a childhood friend can bare, the two women embark on a road trip they'll never forget.
Praise for Jennifer Weiner's Certain Girls:
'Written with Weiner's signature snappy observations and warmth, this is a fabulous mother and daughter story- funny, sad and wise.' - Australian Woman's Weekly
'... a journey studded with "she's so right" moments. A gem.' - Madison
'A fun chick-lit romp filled with twists and tenderness.' - Marie Claire
'Weiner writes about family relationships with intelligence, wit and tenderness.' - Sunday Telegraph
'This is a book that will stick with you; it warms you heart and makes you both laugh and cry. Find a comfy chair, a spot in the sun and knock it off in one hit. It's that sort of book.' - Sunday Canberra Times.
Jennifer Weiner was born in 1970 on an army base in Louisiana. She grew up in Connecticut and graduated with a degree in English Literature from Princeton University. Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, which was made into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette, Little Earthquakes, Goodnight Nobody and Certain Girls, as well as the short story collection, The Guy Not Taken. There are more than 11 million copies of Jennifer Weiner's books in print in 36 counties.
Best Friends Forever
Simon and Schuster
Author: Jennifer Weiner