I love Weiner's narrative voice, and I think she has become established enough to shake herself free from the limitations of the chick-lit genre. The decent chapters are what pushed this to a 3 star review, without them I probably would have given it 1 star. Sean Christopher Jon Martin The page you are trying to access: Retrieved February 29,
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Retrieved October 12, Retrieved July 8, Unfortunately, she did a lot more telling then showing. The novel lacked really dramatic scences. I also feel Weiner failed in making me fall-in-love with the "love interest", Jordan. Personally I thought he was a little sleezy Falling in love with the guy is what makes Chicklit Reading so fun, so that is disappointing. Overall though, I still love Weiner's writing style.
I met her recently at a fundraiser and she writes very much as she speaks. She is fun and energetic Aug 30, Melani rated it did not like it Shelves: The book follows two stories, one in the present day and the other is the tale of our characters growing up. However, you start to dig just a little and it becomes this very ugly book. The main message is that fat people can never be happy unless they loose weight.
Ugly ugly ugly message. There are other things about the book I disliked, but at this point I just want to wash the book out of my brain and move on. They have always left that bad taste in my mouth after I finish them, and yet I keep going back for more.
View all 5 comments. Sep 02, Meghan rated it liked it Shelves: I admit that I typically hide my reading of Jennifer Weiner books because I am sure I will be mocked. By whom I am not sure but never-the-less the fear is there. But then I read an article on npr http: So the book is ok.
I read it quickly, I enjoyed it. Weiner follows a similar patter with most of books a self-proclaimed "chubby" woman deals with some fo I admit that I typically hide my reading of Jennifer Weiner books because I am sure I will be mocked. Weiner follows a similar patter with most of books a self-proclaimed "chubby" woman deals with some form personal drama whether it be from family or friends. There is typically an unexpected love interest and the book ends on a happier note but not necessarily perfect.
I am not sure that this is my favorite Weiner book but there were definitely some moments when she reminded me a Tom Perrota which I mean as a compliment. I'll probably keep reading some Weiner and I may even admit to some other "chick lit" reads that I have hidden on my bookshelf. It took me a long time to finish reading this book.
I kept picking it up, reading a bit, and then putting it down. For a while, I wasn't sure why. The situation was compelling enough, the characters were relatable, there were mysteries to unfold as each page turned.
It has all the makings of a good book. But I finally figured out the problem: The characters, at least for me, were TOO relatable. Addie's character, in particular, often made me felt like someone had plundered my private thoughts and It took me a long time to finish reading this book.
Addie's character, in particular, often made me felt like someone had plundered my private thoughts and insecurities and printed them out on the page. It's good to be able to relate to the character, to put yourself in her place, but when it's unavoidable, it becomes uncomfortable. Addie is not a perfect person; she's deeply flawed, and you see her for all the good and the bad and everything in between. At times it's downright painful to read about her, because you just sit there nodding your head and agreeing with everything.
The friendship between Addie and Val is equally painful, for anyone who's ever had a "best friend. And since the story is told from Addie's point of view, you naturally sympathize with her, and don't really see what Val's been through.
She is harder to relate to, harder to sympathize with, and harder to like. In fact, far too often, you're left shaking your head at her stupidity or laughing at her crazy ideas and antics. In fact, for a book titled "Best Friends Forever," the lack of a viewpoint for both friends is a somewhat troubling flaw.
There are two sides of the story, and we didn't really get enough of Val's to understand why she did what she did. Jordan's character was interesting in his sad way. He was even more closed-off, more pathetic, more lonely than Addie, and it was only natural that they would eventually find each other. And you want both of them to find happiness. The trouble is that so much time is spent on filling out the backstory, and going on the "run" with Val, that they really didn't get much time to build a relationship before the book ended.
I would have liked to have seen more of the connection between them, which was impossible given the plot. Yes, it was about the friendship between Addie and Val, not about her possible relationship with the hot but pathetically lonely divorced police chief, but still Instead, he spent more time thinking about the Nighty-Night Lady than Addie.
Despite all of this, and despite the fact that the "on the run" plot didn't really go anywhere, it was an entertaining read once I got into it. I did eventually reach a point where I couldn't put it down and I finished the rest of the book in two days. And I was left smiling at the hopeful ending, wondering what would become of these characters once Addie's baby was born.
I particularly liked Dan Swansea's plot line, in which he was rescued by Holy Mary Armbruster, found religion, and confessed to his crime from so long ago.
I found myself hoping that, as miserable and useless a human being as he was, he turned his life around and made up for the crimes he had committed when he was younger. Overall, I liked the book, even though it upset me at times. It does give a sense of hope that even the most hopeless cases can be turned around, and that we can rise up like phoenixes from the ashes of our own shattered lives.
Jul 18, Jessica rated it liked it. The plot was fun and kept me reading, but ultimately the characters sort of let me down. Addie Downs, the ever-suffering main character, is a strange combination of self-loathing shut-in and fun modern woman.
After being ostracized in high school and losing both her parents, she gains vast amounts of weight and avoids leaving her house - for years. She rather predictably goes on a diet and becomes a socially-acceptable bmi, and at least Weiner who usually avoids cliches like these doesn't suddenly give Addie a perfect life - though it's close.
But Addie isn't the one who bugged me. Her erstwhile best friend, Valerie Adler, starts off as a weird, out-of-place kid with a seriously messed-up home life and the fact that Addie completely misses that fact is one thing that really annoyed me about her character. When she's re-introduced as an adult, she's vapid, thoughtless, dangerously impulsive and kind of stupid.
And it's funny, sort of, but more often than not I found myself just staring at the page thinking how is this person a functional member of society? She runs a guy down with her car. She makes out with people to get things and avoid consequences. She goes on the lam and tries to rob a bank with a tampon case. She pulls an actual gun on a police officer. Normal people do not do these things. Sure, one could argue that her childhood experiences turned her into a sociopath She's written as cute-but-flawed, one of those skinny girls whose life isn't that great after all.
Except one of those quirks might kill you in your sleep. Ultimately what I'd have liked from this book was a little more realism. A little more delving into various psyches, a little more dealing with consequences. I'd have liked Addie to be less pathetic and Valerie to be less psychotic. I'd like them to be people I could relate to rather than caricatures.
I'd like to buy it when they said they'd be best friends forever. Apr 21, Judy rated it it was ok. Here's a life tip. Don't run into the library just before it closes and grab an audio book off the shelf for a car trip. Because you might just end up with this book. I'm chalking this one up to a lack of time and low blood sugar. Now there is chick lit and there is chick lit.
If The Secret Life of Bees is at one end of the spectrum, this book is within sight of the other end. The story is weak and predictable. I don't think that it's a good sign when an event occurs in the novel and I would yel Here's a life tip. I don't think that it's a good sign when an event occurs in the novel and I would yell out what will happen later in the book based on the information that I just received. And later find out that I was correct.
Okay, two girls meet when they are nine years old and become best friends. Then one of the girls is popular in high school and the other isn't. In fact, the unpopular girl is extremely overweight and is a social isolate.
You can see where this is going. Fast forward 15 years and it's time for the high school reunion and the two best friends haven't seen each other or spoken since high school. One is the weather girl on the local Fox news station and the other has lost weight, still has no friends. The weather girl shows up at her former friend's house late at night with a story that she needs help because she MIGHT have killed one of their classmates at the reunion.
And will her former friend help? And all of this information is uncovered in the first 35 pages. The rest of the book unfolds through flashbacks helping us to understand how both women reached this point and outlining their response to this latest, bonding adventure.
I wanted to enjoy this book--just couldn't. Jul 16, Lauren rated it it was amazing. It's as simple as this: I adore this book!
Weiner definitely knows how to pack a plot full of surprises and turns that you didn't see coming. As I read Best Friends Forever, there was constantly several questions in my head.
Such as "What happened in high school that hurt Addie and Val's friendship? Addie was a charac It's as simple as this: Addie was a character that I loved and was rooting for the whole time. Since, she was a sweet an funny girl who just need to find where she wanted to be in life. Also, I loved how she took care of her brother, Jon, and didn't just run away from him after the accident. Val, on the other hand was a bit hard to like. Because, as you continued to read Best Friends Forever, you began to find out some things that didn't make her look like that great of a person.
Though, as the story went on and I began to like her a bit more, I started to understand her actions. Leaving me to come to a good place with her by the end. Last but not least, I adored Jordan.
He was a loyal and great guy who had a heart of gold in hiding. Throughout, I was hoping that he would come to his senses and admit his feelings for Addie. Overall, Best Friends Forever is a book that I can say nothing but fantastic things about. I look forward to reading Jennifer's previous books as well as her future ones. While this novel is aimed towards adults, it still has a crossover appeal because of the flashbacks of Addie and Val's teen years.
Jul 28, Mirah W rated it liked it. Jennifer, what has happened? You used to write wonderful books I really wanted to like "BFF", I really did, but I just didn't think it ever got above the average rating. The story seemed so random and most of the characters were not developed in a way that made them understandable or likeable.
Addie was a great character but she was also the only complete character I mean Val was all over the map I couldn't figure out of she was just totally stupid, scatterbrained, experiencing problems from past drug use, or what. She was annoying and flippant.
There were parts that were beautifully written. Primarily these parts were chapters about Addie, her family, her past, and her quest to be happy with herself The decent chapters are what pushed this to a 3 star review, without them I probably would have given it 1 star. I'm willing to give this author one more chance, but if that's a flop, too I think I'll give up. Oct 04, Kellie rated it really liked it Shelves: I have read just about everything this author has published and have really enjoyed her work.
This one was pretty good. The things I liked: I thought some of the story line was far-fetched, almost like a fairy tale. I thought the resolution was weak and there were some parts in the middle o I have read just about everything this author has published and have really enjoyed her work.
I thought the resolution was weak and there were some parts in the middle of the book that really dragged for me. I thought the ending, where Addie finds out she is pregnant by her married boyfriend that recently left her but she decides to keep the baby, was a bit unrealistic. I also thought the way Jordan falls for Addie and immediately knows she is the one was a bit hokie.
Still, I flew through this book like I have with her others. Jul 28, Suzanne rated it it was ok Shelves: I feel like the only person in the world who thinks Jennifer Weiner is just ok. Basically, I find her protagonists to be pathetic. Couldn't a full-figured heroine be a heroine and not a perpetual victim? Besides being totally far-fetched and starring the usual overweight pathetic girl, the secondary plot was a disturbing love story.
Who wants to see the main character wind up with a drunk stalker who may or may not be a sexual deviant? Skip this and head right to Sophie Kin I feel like the only person in the world who thinks Jennifer Weiner is just ok. Skip this and head right to Sophie Kinsella's new one for your chick lit fill.
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