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However, the book itself seemed rushed for all of the events that occurred in it. Buy the Ebook: We were on our way and just reached the other end of third floor, from where we could see John lying on the ground. Please try again later. In the end, there was romance, but I don't find tragedy followed by sudden passion romantic in that way. Lists with This Book. To douchebags!
Friends Forever by Danielle Steel. In the years that follow, they become friends and more than friends. In this moving novel, 1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel traces their unforgettable journey—full of tests and trials—as three boys and two girls discover the vital bonds that will last a lifetime.
Each drawn by the magical spark of connection that happens to the young. At the exclusive Atwood School, on a bright September day, starting in kindergarten they become an inseparable group known to outsiders as the Big Five. In this rarefied world, five families grow closer, and five children bloom beside one another, unaware of the storms gathering around them.
As they turn from grade-schoolers to teenagers, seemingly perfect lives are buffeted by unraveling families, unfortunate missteps, and losses and victories great and small. And, one by one, they turn back to the Big Five to regain their footing and their steady course. But as they emerge from Atwood and enter the college years, the way forward is neither safe nor clear.
As their lives separate and diverge, the challenges and risks become greater, the losses sharper, and the right paths harder to choose, in a journey of friendship, survival, and love. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Friends Forever , please sign up. How to return early? Marisa No, It's very lineal book. See 1 question about Friends Forever…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Sep 19, Jackie rated it did not like it. The story centers around the lives of Izzy, Gabby, Andy, Billy and Sean who meet on the first day of Kindergarten and form a strong friendship.
Their family members are also heavily involved in the storyline which makes it very confusing to keep track of who is who in the book. Also one of the main characters Andy has a very weak introduction and very weak storyline which found me asking myself many times during this book "what's the name of the 5th friend again.
Issues of divorce, workaholic parents, alcohol and drug abuse, and remarriage are woven through the storylines of the parents which affects these five friends.
You see the effects of drug abuse through the death of the older brother of one of the characters Sean. Then the book takes a very strange turn as the author begins killing off the main characters yes, I am serious. First Gabby who is now a in demand model when she is killed by a drunk driver. Then her boyfriend Billy is killed about pages later and he is a sucessful NFL player by an overdose of ecstacy.
With the lack of storyline balance for these 5 characters the two with the strongest storylines are Izzy the kindergarten teacher who cannot have a serious relationship and sleeps with people "just because and Sean who has wanted to become a cop since he was a child and later decides to join the FBI to avenge the death of his brother.
He is sent on mission after mission where he is not allowed to contact anyone and then comes back after being shot in the chest taking down drug lords. The ending of this book isn't really an ending. Sean quits the FBI, sleeps with Izzy and that's the end of the book. This book reminded me of a Day Time soap that was about to be cancelled and was scratching at the surface to keep it's head above water.
I am really hoping this author takes a break before her next book to regroup and possibly change her focus. It would be nice to see her focus on groups of people whose lives do not revolve around private schools, trips around the world and being wealthy.
Steel go back to that sort of storyline. If the author keeps up with storylines such as this I will not be so eager to read her future titles. Merged review: View all 14 comments.
This book was so bad it's got me writing my first review just to warn people off reading it. First things first, the writing was bad. Now, good writing can sometimes make up for the lack of a good plot and vice versa, however, in this case, you've got a book that's full of cliches and nothing to distract you from noticing that. And I mean that literally. There wasn't a page in this book that didn't inc This book was so bad it's got me writing my first review just to warn people off reading it.
It took all of twenty pages for me to start thinking and wanting to shout "I know already!!! But annoying repetitiveness aside, this book was still awful. There was no structure whatsoever and almost no dialogue. We are told things happen but we never actually SEE them happen. Now, when I took screenwriting classes a couple of months ago, there was this very important rule that our instructor insisted on and which at the time I thought only applied to scriptwriting, but now I can see that Danielle Steel could use: SHOW, don't tell.
This book was supposed to provoke feelings in the reader or one would assume so, what with characters dying left and right but in the end I couldn't find it in myself to care about any of the tragedies happening because I simply had not connected with any of the characters.
What's more, in the rare cases that there was dialogue, the author seemed to want to make up for lost time by writing meaningless unrealistic monologues that had the characters- guess what- repeating what we'd already been told an infuriating amount of times. The book of course ended abruptly, like the author had gotten bored of writing, which it seemed to me she had already been way earlier in it.
In the end, Friends Forever left me wondering only one thing: HOW did Danielle Steel become a best-selling author? View all 7 comments. Sep 08, Elle Lothlorien rated it liked it Recommends it for: Okay, I admit it. I'm a sucker for sunsets, romance, and what passes for happy endings in modern day. That's why blockbuster writer Danielle Steele's latest novel, ''Friends Forever' took me by surprise.
Trouble is, few of their lives get to last particularly long. In fact, these kids fall so far below the expected life spa Okay, I admit it. In fact, these kids fall so far below the expected life span, by halfway through the book I was wondering if this was really a take-off on mystery writer Agatha Christie's 'And Then There Were None.
Danielle Steele is an accomplished writer, and we feel the anguish of the families as they struggle with the loss of their children. This is not a finger-pointing book, citing rich parents and indulgent lifestyles as the culprit. Instead, the inability to cope with loss, and how failure to cope leads to yet more loss, is the prevailing theme of the book. Being the master craftsperson she is, Steele gives each child a unique personality and set of ambitions from the get go.
All are sympathetic, as are the parents, and we want to see them grow up and have happy lives or, in this case, at least grow up. But only two make it to adulthood, both with crippling issues. Even though the two that remain manage to resolve the issues that keep them from both happiness and one another, it's hard to feel that they will be successful; their happiness is overshadowed by so much heartbreak.
The thread that truly intrigued me once I stopped sniffling at all the funeral scenes was the growing relationship between Izzie, the last remaining girl, and her estranged mother.
While the mother was unable to connect with her daughter while she was growing up, the example she sets, and the intuitive way in which she reaches out to her child in adulthood, reminded me of what I'm looking for whenever I open one of Steele's books--the tremendous resiliency we all have within, if we choose to tap it.
But, with all respect, I hope Steele 'lightens up' in her next novel. Dec 16, Julie rated it it was ok. This book is about a group of friends who become friends in kindergarten and stay close as they grow up.
Their mothers are friends, and they all form a kind of family. The premise I read said that they had difficulties growing up and dealing with the real world. I thought there would be drama, romantic angst, and maybe a little tragedy.
That's what it sounded like. I'll start with the good: I couldn't put it down. I liked the characters for the most part, and they seemed like real people, despit This book is about a group of friends who become friends in kindergarten and stay close as they grow up.
I liked the characters for the most part, and they seemed like real people, despite the way Steel told the story rather than showed it to us. I also liked Steel's narrative writing. I admit that it's often better to show than tell, and most of the time, I appreciate this, but I felt like I was reading an account of something.
It was new and interesting. I am also not sure how she makes this work, since I think it breaks all kinds of writing rules. But this is also my second Danielle Steel novel, so maybe I don't know what I'm talking about. Now for the bad: If you don't want to read this because you plan on reading this book, feel free to skip. I don't know how to do the HTML to set the spoiler alert.
This is not a realistic book. I feel like she use the tragedies that occur so that two of the friends could get together. I kept thinking why. How does this work? Why would you kill four characters in an 8 and a half hour book? And then the two left get together? In the end, there was romance, but I don't find tragedy followed by sudden passion romantic in that way. I am seeing question marks.
My "favorite" was the device she used right before Gabbi was killed. I would quote it, but I only read the book in audio. Steel begins describing in great detail what Gabbie is doing and what she is wearing as she steps outside to get a cab, which was not really her style throughout this book. I knew something bad was going to happen because of that.
After reading this book and remembering the other one I read by Danielle Steel I am convinced that her writing insults my inteligence. It works for some people, I suppose, but I don't generally like the tell verses show method. It was a good thing, but in this book there was too much of a good thing. The third person omniscient point-of-view was also too scattered in my opinion.
There were characters we only heard from once or twice. They helped us understand the story, but I felt it unnecessary. Why do we need to hear from more than the main five?
Speaking of hearing from the main five, we never hear anything about Andy one of the group until close to the end of his life. In fact, we never hear from his point-of-view until the night he dies. To what purpose? I don't know if I would recommend this book, unless you want to be sad and feel pointless. If you read it, don't get attached to te characters. View all 6 comments.
Oct 07, Fuzaila rated it did not like it Shelves: This book was not what I expected it to be. It was so much worse. It had a right beginning, a good theme, a meaningful, makes-you-want-to-dig-in-right-away kind of powerful title, but it just doesn't do justice to all of the plus points.
I've been thinking of reading Danielle Steele books just to see what all the hype was about. Now I'm not sure I would want to read any of her books ever again.
Don't get me wrong, the book wasn't thaaat bad, but it was just not good. It was in no way realistic, This book was not what I expected it to be. It was in no way realistic, or original. The story lacked the relatability we so badly look for when we read non-fantasy-type stories.
Yeah, it's fiction, but I don't think anything as dumb as what happens in the book would happen even in the fictional world. For starters, five kids Izzie, Gabby, Billy, Sean and Andy meet on the first day of kindergarten, and they grow up together up until they graduate - together? Really, don't kids grow up to have different tastes and personalities?
And even weirder, these kids go on to become what they dream of becoming in childhood. Yea, it does happen, but all of them? Everything just happens to this group of friends. Seriously, I have never heard of dumber coincidences. And then, the friendship starts hindering when each of them are killed, one-by-one in different ways - accident, drug dealing, suicide.
And what happens to the two who are left together? They make out.
What happened to the years of friendship then? In the beginning, Izzie was my favorite character, but at the end, the author screwed her up so badly, I wasn't even sure why I liked her in the first place. She sleeps with two of her best friends, Andy and Sean, just because. Thank heavens, the third boy Billy, was committed, or else I guarantee he would also have been laid out. And they say, Izzie is the most reasonable of the five.
I'd think Gabby was better. She at least had the right mind to stick with one person throughout. That sounds more reasonable that going for a one-night stand with two best friends. The book did have plus points, it shows accurately how death of someone affects the people close to them.
But it's also exaggerated, and unrealistic, predictable halfway through, and does no justice to the title.
I'm so not going to read this ever again. Thank you very much! Steele, I know you have made enough money, so please start writing realistic books even if it doesn't sell well. We'd appreciate it. Aug 25, Melanie rated it it was ok Shelves: Just terrible really - but so much so that it totally has a 'trainwreck' vibe and you feel compelled to finish it to see just how low it will go.
It's entertaining as hell on some level though. Not sure laughing your way through one overwrought, depressing character assassination after another is what she was going for though.
View all 3 comments. Dec 02, Tracy rated it did not like it. This is my third or fourth Danielle Steel. I have girlfriends who adore her and so I decided to give her a try since I being an Evanovich follower can admit to loving popular fiction. She is a good story teller and I can tell why many people like her.
She is however, very predictable, with no surprises. However, she has a aggravating habit of being very repetitive. She restates the situation over and over. I found myself yelling at my CD player. He is dead and that means he i This is my third or fourth Danielle Steel. He is dead and that means he is never, ever, ever coming back. Listening to this is like watching paint dry. This writing pattern only worked for Dr. That day my mother slapped me tight, but at least she touched me.
I thought that if I do some mischief, I would get the time to be around my parents. This started on and I felt that if drawing attention means spoiling things, I would better do that. You have no idea Martin, how it feels to be unwanted. Martin felt very sad. He felt that it was his question that made him cry. I can assure you I will be there for you always. Rubbing his tears, he hugged Martin. Next day, to everyone's astonishment, John walked in front of the class and apologized for his wrong doings and promised them that he would prove to be a very good friend.
He came to me, to thank me for making him sit beside Martin. I was more than happy to see a changed and well-mannered John. Years went by.
Their friendship grew stronger and stronger. Martin helped him from studies to sports, and in everything John needed his help. He kept his promise. He would study first and then explain it to John, so that he too did well in his academics.
With Martins encouragement and motivation, John made it to schools basketball team. Both of them represented their school in inter-school basketball competitions. Days went by and I was happy to see their ever-growing love. Martin was very protective of John. He would shield him from anything that posed a threat to John. But somehow, deep in my heart I felt that John is not as selfless as Martin is.
He has still slight feeling of envy or jealousy deeply rooted in him, though from his refined behavior, it was hard to understand. It was winter. The day was June 9, In the morning we felt a little tremor as if our bed was shaking and our utensils were rattling. No one paid any attention.
By morning 8: At It was an earthquake of higher magnitude. We somehow announced the children to come out of their classrooms. The pleasant environment of the school turned into a total chaotic mess. We started pulling out junior classes first as the senior students would be able to manage themselves. The quake was hitting now and then.
After maximum of the students were pulled out of the school, some of us, ran throughout the building to ensure that no one else is left in the school building. When I reached the third floor, I saw John, lying on his chest, supporting himself with the help of pillar and stretching his hand out as if trying to pull some one up.
To my surprise, it was Martin who was hanging down. The sidewall had broken due to the high magnitude of the quake and he slipped through it. I also joined hands with John to pull Martin up. Go run. You were the one who taught me human emotions, to love and to be loved. When we were out on the playground Quotes About Best Friends quotes Goodreads quotes have been tagged as best friends: Jamie McGuire: To douchebags! And to girls that break your heart, he bowed h Best friend dictionary definition best friend defined The definition of a best friend is a person who you value above other friends in your life, someone you have fun with, someone you trust and someone in whom you confide.
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