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Review: Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

Title: Firefly Lane
Author: Kristin Hannah
Year Published: 2008

Genre: Adult fiction
Pages: 473
Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Location (my 2019 Google Reading map)USA (WA)

FTC Disclosure: I bought this book with my own money

Summary (from the inside flap of the book): Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly is the story of two women and the friendship that defines their lives.

In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her lace at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the "coolest girl in the world" moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all--beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer's end they've become TullyandKate. Inseparable.

For thirty years, Tully and Kate are there for each other, weathering the storms of friendship--jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all until an unexpected betrayal tears them apart...and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test.

Review: Kristin Hannah does it again! This is the third book by this author that I have read and I really liked it a ton. Previously I've read The Great Alone and The Nightingale, both of which I loved.

This novel has important messages about family, friendship, and health. It's a great story and shows love and friendship that spans decades. It was also really fun that the characters are about my age so I got to read movie and news references from my growing up years.

I liked seeing the characters grow up as the story progressed. Tully is frustrating, exhilarating, fantastic, and real. Kate is the similar, but so different at the same time. They take turns leading and following; they are so real and believable.

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