Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
It's no secret how much I love Jennifer Weiner's books, so I was eager to read her latest one, and as always, it's great. :-)
Addie Downs and Valerie Adler were best friends from the age of nine, but a rift in high school sent them in different directions. Addie, the overweight, shy girl, and Valerie, the gorgeous outgoing one find themselves far, far apart from each other, until an accident sends Valerie to Addie's home the night of their high school reunion, begging for help.
The story then alternates from the past to the present and back again, as the girls try to repair their friendship, fix the accident, fall in and out of love (in the past, and the present) and we discover the journeys the girls have taken since high school.
I so sympathized with Addie, a heartbreaking character who eventually blooms into herself, and even with Valerie, for all she endured quietly.
This is another great novel in the Weiner library!