My first Kristin Hannah novel and it won’t be my last! I enjoyed this book, I wouldn’t say it was my favorite that I’ve read lately, but I felt super involved in the story and wanted to know what would happen between the two women. The novel really explores friendship and how far we will go for those friends that we love like family. My struggle with the characters was that one character was all give and one was all take. I never felt like the giving character was able to take from any of the other characters.
Here is the description from Amazon:
In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place 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.
Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the bulkhead of their lives.
My only complaint with the story was that from the beginning, we knew that an event occurs that hurts their friendship. However, that event doesn’t happen until almost the end of the book. I wish it happened sooner so we could explore more of the after story. I felt like the book took it’s time covering their lives and their friendship, but then felt it rushed to the end. I really did enjoy it, it made me cry and want to read and write more.
Overall, I would definitely recommend it.