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... read more
When Addie and Valerie became neighbors as children, Addie was certain they would remain BFFs forever. However a negative high school incident left Addie (the overweight and loyal friend) hurt--and tore the two into two directions where they remained until, 15 years later, Valerie (high school... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
When Addie and Valerie became neighbors as children, Addie was certain they would remain BFFs forever. However a negative high school incident left Addie (the overweight and loyal friend) hurt--and tore the two into two directions where they remained until, 15 years later, Valerie (high school cheerleader, now weather girl) entered Addie's life again...and with blood on her sleeve and in need of help.
“I was single, true. I was desperate, also true. I had slept with only one man at the shamefully advanced age of thirty-three. I'd never heard the words "I love you" from somone who wasn't a parent. But still, I was not going home with a guy who claimed to have been violated by space aliens. A girl has her limits.”Addie Downs
“"Okay, first of all, I don't think Animal House was supposed to be instructional."”Addie Downs
PART THREE Best Friends Forever THIRTY-NINEHighlighted by 10 Kindle customers
awake in the darkness, not knowing for a minute who he was or where. He lifted oneHighlighted by 8 Kindle customers
In all my years of fuming and resentful imagining, all the years I’d carried my grudge like a pocketbook I was afraid to set down even for an instant, I’d never considered that there might be a different way of looking at the situation, another truth.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
FIFTY-TWO FIFTY-THREEHighlighted by 6 Kindle customers
TWENTY-FOUR TWENTY-FIVEHighlighted by 5 Kindle customers
I’m going to suggest that the dignity ship has sailed without you aboard.”Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
“You’re too self-conscious,” Val scolded, shading her eyes and peering down the street. “It’s like you’re already thinking of every bad thing someone could think about you before they even think it.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
But it was so unfair! To get a date on the Internet, a woman had to be many things, starting with thin and proceeding relentlessly to attractive and pleasant and a good listener and good company. Young, of course. Still fertile, still cute, with a good body and a decent job and a supportive (but not intrusive) family. The men didn’t even have to be sane.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
soliloquy, an essay, could have sung an entire libretto on the topic of loneliness, but instead I’d just said, “I don’t mind being by myself.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Disinhibition, said my mother, as if giving me the technical term would make it better. It will pass. Jon had to relearn everything—how to dress himself and brush his teeth, how to tie his shoes, how to cut and chew and swallow his food, how to read, how to use the bathroom (that last one they’d mostly taught him in the hospital, which was good, because itHighlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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