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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 mousy, sullen Addie becomes her school's scapegoat.

Flash-forward 15 years. Valerie Adler has found a measure of fame and fortune working as the weathergirl at the local TV station. Addie Downs lives alone in her parents' house in their small hometown of Pleasant Ridge, Illinois, caring for a troubled brother and trying to meet Prince Charming on the Internet. She's just returned from Bad Date #6 when she opens her door to find her long-gone best friend standing there, a terrified look on her face and blood on the sleeve of her coat.

"Something horrible has happened," Val tells Addie, "and you're the only one who can help."

©2009 Jennifer Weiner; ©2009 Simon & Schuster Audio

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  • suzanne
  • New York, NY, United States
  • 07-25-09

enjoyable

Typical chic lit, I like it, but did not love it. Worth buying and listening too.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Great fun

An enjoyable romp. Would have given it more stars were it not from the abridgement.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Suzanne
  • Black Mountain, NC, United States
  • 10-18-10

love the story

I loved the story, but was disappointed to find out it was just an abridged version. My fault for not reading closer. Jennifer Weiner, you have written another very engaging book!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Brenda
  • Stillwater, MN, USA
  • 06-25-10

Enjoyed this book

Good summer listening...

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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good read

slow in spots....not the best of Weiner's...but good

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Donna
  • E. Setauket, NY, United States
  • 08-16-09

so disappointing

i just read all of jennifer weiners books in a row and then to read this...what a let down. different style which was what kept me reading it thinking that it would pick up but it didnt. i wont give up on her as a writer but she should go back to her old style. just felt that there were lots of gaps...

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Kitti
  • oakland park, FL, USA
  • 08-02-09

BFF...

Cute, predictable, but worth the listen

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Laura
  • Stafford, VA, USA
  • 11-06-09

A nice listen

I'd probably give this 3.5 stars if I could. The beginning was a bit slow, but the story started to pick up. Overall, its a nice, fun, feel good story.

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  • Dana
  • Abilene, TX, USA
  • 09-09-09

I hope it wasnt as good because its abridged

It seemed like alot of information was missing to me. I was creeped out by Jordan immensely and the plot was very I Love Lucy meets Car 54 Where Are You? It was definitely not as good as her previous books. I do not want to spoil the book for anyone but it was just so utterly predictable.

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Disappointing

I've read all of Ms. Weiner's books--and this one is the first and only to disappoint me. It was very predictable and felt as if I waited too long for the characters to develop, and once they did the ending was cut short into a few paragraphs. Didnt get to see the main relationship evolve at all, there were many many details missing from the first kiss to the end of the book. I still love Jennifer, I hope her future works provide more of the storytelling in her other work.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful