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10 thoughts on “Friends Forever

  1. Κική Κική says:

    This book was so bad it's got me writing my first review just to warn people off reading itFirst 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 uite the contrary the author seemed intent on REMINDING everyone how unoriginal the plot was And I mean that literally There wasn't a page in this book that didn't include a paragraph recaping the previous page's events for you and every couple of pages you got a recap of EVERYTHING that'd happened so far in the book and lets also not forget the added bonus of three or four sentences in the SAME paragraph restating the same thing over and over again It took all of twenty pages for me to start thinking and wanting to shout I know alreadyBut 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 tellThis 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 charactersWhat's 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 timesThe 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 itIn the end Friends Forever left me wondering only one thing HOW did Danielle Steel become a best selling author


  2. Jackie Jackie says:

    SPOILER ALERTI am usually a big fan of Danille Steel but one book would best describe this book and that word owuld be Trainwreck 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 The book follows the characters from kindergarten through junior high and high school and then college or post high school as not all the characters attend college and like after college 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 100 pages later and he is a sucessful NFL player by an overdose of ecstacy 50 pages later we find that Andy the 5th friend with a very weak storyline loses a patient while in residency and feels so badly about it that he kills himself 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 uits 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 I think back to some of her realistic books The Gift Star and Johnny Angel and would like to see Ms 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 reviewSPOILER ALERTI am usually a big fan of Danille Steel but one book would best describe this book and that word owuld be Trainwreck 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 The book follows the characters from kindergarten through junior high and high school and then college or post high school as not all the characters attend college and like after college 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 100 pages later and he is a sucessful NFL player by an overdose of ecstacy 50 pages later we find that Andy the 5th friend with a very weak storyline loses a patient while in residency and feels so badly about it that he kills himself 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 uits 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 I think back to some of her realistic books The Gift Star and Johnny Angel and would like to see Ms Steel go back to that sort of storyline


  3. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    The characters and their close friendship really made this book great They all took different paths and had different personalities but readers can warm to all of them because of this None came off unlikable and the plot shifts throughout to keep the interests there An easy uick read that is enjoyable


  4. Elle Lothlorien Elle Lothlorien says:

    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 'Friends Forever' follows a group of five children who meet the first day of kindergarten at their exclusive San Francisco private school and vow to become friends for life Trouble is few of their lives get to last particularly long 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' Or a new form of 'Hunger Games' where the pressures of society are the 'arena' in which our offspring fight to stay aliveDanielle 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 loss is the prevailing theme of the book Being the master craftsperson she is Steele gives each child a uniue 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 heartbreakThe 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 itBut with all respect I hope Steele 'lightens up' in her next novel


  5. Fuzaila Fuzaila says:

    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 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 worldFor 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 Hah 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 Really I'd think Gabby was better She at least had the right mind to stick with one person throughout That sounds 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 Ms 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


  6. Julie Julie says:

    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 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 Why would you kill four characters in an 8 and a half hour book And then the two left get together Whaaaaaat In the end there was romance but I don't find tragedy followed by sudden passion romantic in that way I am seeing uestion marks My favorite was the device she used right before Gabbi was killed I would uote 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 bookand 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 than the main five Speaking of hearing from the main five we never hear anything about Andyone 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


  7. Tracy Tracy says:

    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 I know I know He is dead and that means he is never ever ever coming back In the last book it was a couple who couldn't be together and went over and over the reasons they couldn't be together Listening to this is like watching paint dry This writing pattern only worked for Dr Seuss After pulling my hair out and yelling at the CD player for three days I think I will pass on any of her books or at least skip chapters without worrying about missing anything since she will tell you 400 times what has occurred


  8. Melanie Melanie says:

    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 Verdict pretty damn low I literally laughed out loud MULTIPLE times toward the end when the whole thing totally went off the rails 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 lol


  9. Amanda Cowan Amanda Cowan says:

    I knew when I saw this book that it ran the risk of being too generic and broad but I was intrigued by the idea of it So I read My main issue is that while it's an interesting idea there is just too much going on here I never felt particularly attached to any character By the end I knew better than to get attached to any one character I felt pretty bored with the ones she did give us a peak at There are a few authors that at one point I enjoyed but who now seem to be simply following some formula to churn out books Hers feels a little like this beautiful smart and wealthy or temporarily broke person suffers great tragedy and comes out a better person for it I can honestly say that while I didn't hate the book I do feel like it was a waste of my time


  10. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    A good uick easy read which was good for me after reading a heavier book prior to this You don't have to think hard of course and yes most of the time I couldn't believe how she just tells everything spoon feeding really But as they always do DS serves a purpose especially at the hairdressers on a busy Saturday when I had four hours up my sleeve An enjoyable story where you still care about the characters of whom really do have the worst luck frustratingly unbelievable in that respect


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Friends Forever [Read] ➬ Friends Forever Author Danielle Steel – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Five young children two girls and three boys all with strikingly different looks and talents meet at the elite Atwood school There is Billy with a full head of curly red hair who refuses to go anywher Five young children two girls and three boys all with strikingly different looks and talents meet at the elite Atwood school There is Billy with a full head of curly red hair who refuses to go anywhere without his toy football And Sean a dark haired boy with striking blue eyes who hopes to one day be sheriff Petite Gabrielle is already a blonde bombshell while her counterpart Izzie keeps her brown hair pulled back in braids and her outfits neat and business like And finally there's well mannered blond Andy with a serious demeanour beyond his years Together these children become an inseparable group known to outsiders as 'The Big Five'They lean on one another through all of the bumps and bends of their childhood years including parental divorce drinking drugs and even death But when the tight knit group parts ways after their graduation their lives veer off in different directions Tragedy hits when they are separated and some of the friends are lost foreverThe ones who remain will have to deal with the fallout because 'The Big Five' which they thought would always stay strong is no longer While some of the friends are crushed by this Stark new reality others will be surprised to find love and hope where they least expect it.

10 thoughts on “Friends Forever

  1. Κική Κική says:

    This book was so bad it's got me writing my first review just to warn people off reading itFirst 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 uite the contrary the author seemed intent on REMINDING everyone how unoriginal the plot was And I mean that literally There wasn't a page in this book that didn't include a paragraph recaping the previous page's events for you and every couple of pages you got a recap of EVERYTHING that'd happened so far in the book and lets also not forget the added bonus of three or four sentences in the SAME paragraph restating the same thing over and over again It took all of twenty pages for me to start thinking and wanting to shout I know alreadyBut 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 tellThis 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 charactersWhat's 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 timesThe 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 itIn the end Friends Forever left me wondering only one thing HOW did Danielle Steel become a best selling author

  2. Jackie Jackie says:

    SPOILER ALERTI am usually a big fan of Danille Steel but one book would best describe this book and that word owuld be Trainwreck 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 The book follows the characters from kindergarten through junior high and high school and then college or post high school as not all the characters attend college and like after college 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 100 pages later and he is a sucessful NFL player by an overdose of ecstacy 50 pages later we find that Andy the 5th friend with a very weak storyline loses a patient while in residency and feels so badly about it that he kills himself 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 uits 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 I think back to some of her realistic books The Gift Star and Johnny Angel and would like to see Ms 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 reviewSPOILER ALERTI am usually a big fan of Danille Steel but one book would best describe this book and that word owuld be Trainwreck 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 The book follows the characters from kindergarten through junior high and high school and then college or post high school as not all the characters attend college and like after college 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 100 pages later and he is a sucessful NFL player by an overdose of ecstacy 50 pages later we find that Andy the 5th friend with a very weak storyline loses a patient while in residency and feels so badly about it that he kills himself 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 uits 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 I think back to some of her realistic books The Gift Star and Johnny Angel and would like to see Ms Steel go back to that sort of storyline

  3. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    The characters and their close friendship really made this book great They all took different paths and had different personalities but readers can warm to all of them because of this None came off unlikable and the plot shifts throughout to keep the interests there An easy uick read that is enjoyable

  4. Elle Lothlorien Elle Lothlorien says:

    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 'Friends Forever' follows a group of five children who meet the first day of kindergarten at their exclusive San Francisco private school and vow to become friends for life Trouble is few of their lives get to last particularly long 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' Or a new form of 'Hunger Games' where the pressures of society are the 'arena' in which our offspring fight to stay aliveDanielle 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 loss is the prevailing theme of the book Being the master craftsperson she is Steele gives each child a uniue 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 heartbreakThe 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 itBut with all respect I hope Steele 'lightens up' in her next novel

  5. Fuzaila Fuzaila says:

    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 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 worldFor 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 Hah 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 Really I'd think Gabby was better She at least had the right mind to stick with one person throughout That sounds 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 Ms 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

  6. Julie Julie says:

    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 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 Why would you kill four characters in an 8 and a half hour book And then the two left get together Whaaaaaat In the end there was romance but I don't find tragedy followed by sudden passion romantic in that way I am seeing uestion marks My favorite was the device she used right before Gabbi was killed I would uote 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 bookand 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 than the main five Speaking of hearing from the main five we never hear anything about Andyone 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

  7. Tracy Tracy says:

    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 I know I know He is dead and that means he is never ever ever coming back In the last book it was a couple who couldn't be together and went over and over the reasons they couldn't be together Listening to this is like watching paint dry This writing pattern only worked for Dr Seuss After pulling my hair out and yelling at the CD player for three days I think I will pass on any of her books or at least skip chapters without worrying about missing anything since she will tell you 400 times what has occurred

  8. Melanie Melanie says:

    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 Verdict pretty damn low I literally laughed out loud MULTIPLE times toward the end when the whole thing totally went off the rails 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 lol

  9. Amanda Cowan Amanda Cowan says:

    I knew when I saw this book that it ran the risk of being too generic and broad but I was intrigued by the idea of it So I read My main issue is that while it's an interesting idea there is just too much going on here I never felt particularly attached to any character By the end I knew better than to get attached to any one character I felt pretty bored with the ones she did give us a peak at There are a few authors that at one point I enjoyed but who now seem to be simply following some formula to churn out books Hers feels a little like this beautiful smart and wealthy or temporarily broke person suffers great tragedy and comes out a better person for it I can honestly say that while I didn't hate the book I do feel like it was a waste of my time

  10. Suzanne Suzanne says:

    A good uick easy read which was good for me after reading a heavier book prior to this You don't have to think hard of course and yes most of the time I couldn't believe how she just tells everything spoon feeding really But as they always do DS serves a purpose especially at the hairdressers on a busy Saturday when I had four hours up my sleeve An enjoyable story where you still care about the characters of whom really do have the worst luck frustratingly unbelievable in that respect

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