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Best Friends : Novel / Edition 1
     

Best Friends : Novel / Edition 1

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by Martha Moody
 

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ISBN-10: 1573229350

ISBN-13: 2901573229356

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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ISBN-13:
2901573229356
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Edition description:
New Edition

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Best Friends 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
EmberA More than 1 year ago
It kept my interest but I wouldnt say it was a good book. It seemed to drag in parts.
Pheebs More than 1 year ago
I really like this book, I've had a friend read and she liked it as well. I recommend it to anyone! =)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book and never expected it to be so addicitve! The stories just mesmerize you and Clare and Sally seem to just pop off the pages. I could not put this book down! To me this book really shows the life of a best friendship and all the changes that life can bring to that friendship. This book made me appreciate my best friend a litte more!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good story about two girlfriends over the years who shared college, relationships, kids and death of parents. Feels like you are part of their lives and I hated to see the story end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes and do you just want to join a different xlan because our other clan is getting destroyed...
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cafekate128 More than 1 year ago
I found Best Friends to be a decent book. I enjoyed the diverse characters and the realistic portrayal of innocent and not-so-innocent characters, especially regarding Clare, the main character. This book doesn't shy away from any controversial topics!
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I am an avid reader and enjoy all genres, but this was possibly the worst book I ever read. There was literally no story line and Sally and Clare were extremely unlikeable characters. In fact, I disliked every character in this book. It took me over 2 weeks to finish the book 'normally takes me 2 days to read a book' and those are two weeks I will never get back. I would not recommend this book to anyone! I can't believe it was a national bestseller....
Guest More than 1 year ago
Best Friends, by Martha Moody was first published June 4, 2002. It was Moody¿s first attempt at a novel, and a bit of a rocky one. Though, Best Friends was named a National Bestseller, the book received countless negative reviews. The story, told in first person through the main character, Claire Mann, chronicles 20 or so years of a friendship between Claire and Sally that birthed during their freshman year of college as roommates. Together they go through deaths, births, new jobs, and a slew of men. Moody is fairly new to the writing scene. A physician from Dayton, Ohio, her first piece of literature was short story titled ¿Like the Arrival of Angels¿ that was a finalist for The Best American Short Stories. She also occasionally writes articles for the Dayton Jewish Observer under the byline Martha Moody Jacobs. Most readers say Best Friends is missing one key detail: a dramatic ending. After numerous dramatic scenes of death, drug use, and pornography, it leaves readers expecting something tragic to end the twisted tale of these two friends. However, the fact that no such dramatic ending exists enhances the reality of the novel. Rarely in life are there dramatic endings that solve all the problems. People, or in this case characters, must learn to cope with their hardships and go on living. Moody uses an adequate amount of dialogue that is both clear and concise to portray her characters. However, oftentimes there is no attribution indicating who is saying what. Re-reading the passage may be necessary to get the full grasp of the scene. However, Moody also employs a soliloquy-like prose in which Claire¿s thoughts run rampant. These long entries of her thoughts are responsible for much of the plot and character development. This method is adequate based on the style of the novel as a whole, but a bit juvenile as a writing style. A suggested audience for Best Friends is females between the ages of 18 and 40 because anyone between those ages can relate to the college experience, marriage, divorce, or childbearing. Aspects of the novel such as the pornography and the AIDS epidemic restrict the novel to at least a PG-13 level and limit the audience around 40s due to cultural differences. Since the publication of Best Friends, Moody has written her second novel titled The Office of Desire that was released Aug. 2, 2007.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Was expecting something like Summer Sisters. I couldn't stand Sally Rose for an hour let alone a lifetime! She was so annoying! It was completely ridiculous and boring.
Guest More than 1 year ago
LOVED this book. Actually, just re-read it and then bought it for my best friend, who, unfortunately, she and I had a mini-falling out. This is a sweeping, realistic story that tugs at many heartstrings. Well-written!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Book is real good. and i love the author's detail and her adjectives are just marvelous. this is simply a book that i couldn't put down
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book. I've had trouble putting it down. I really like the author's style, how she tells little stories and interconnects them all shortly thereafter. I also like the lack of 'fluff' writing. The author gets down to the point and doesn't bother with all the descriptive adjectives. I definitely recommend this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story came to life. The family did have problems but it was in relations to every family, but a little bit more out there. It was a wonderful read. I picked it up for some light reading and than i couldn't put it down it was detailed and kept you guessing. I loved it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Too easy to put down and NOT pick back up. Boring and a waste of time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading Best Friends. I loved how Clare would have a few paragraphs where she skipped into the future and then went back later to explain how these things came about. Martha Moody is an amazing author and I can't wait until her next book
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not so much about best friends as it was about how creepy one family can get. Sally's immediate family and their pursuits were ridiculous. The author set up plots so far in advance, I could have skipped several chapters and saved myself some time. A real disappointment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've yet to finish this book it is such a slow read.... just get on with it. So drawn out I cant stomach another page & I'm 3/4 of the way done with it. - Very disappointed.