Firefly Lane

Very Short Review  fflbkh Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah, 2008 by St. Martin’s Press, 432 pages.

It’s about two girls who become  best-friends-forever in junior high and how they navigate through life together despite divergent paths and misunderstandings.   Honestly, I found it a bit tiresome on one hand and very emotional on the other.

This is an epic tale of friendship.    I am giving it three pie slices for the author’s ability to make me cry.    It was easy to allow my emotions to be swept along and I cried at the drop of every tender moment and tragic heart-break.

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I think I am going to shy away from contemporary women’s fiction for the rest of the year.   I find I am most critical of these type of books lately.   I hope to choose books in different time and place settings, in varied mindsets and experiences for the remainder of the year.

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16 thoughts on “Firefly Lane

  1. I don’t generally read this type of book. Not because I have anything against them…just too much pushing harder for my attention, you know. But I can pretty much guarantee I would have cried, too.

    Hope your next read totally knocks your socks off!

    1. I like how you put that… other books ‘pushing harder for attention’! I have had a string of books that I only ‘liked’ and I am looking forward to my next 4 or 5 star read. I think I will soon read something in fantasy… AFTER Lolita, though.

  2. Well, Lolita should be about as far away as you can get from this one!

    Hey, I just got your postcard today! You crack me up! It’s now a bookmark in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. 🙂

  3. Oh I have heard about the book or I might have heard about the author. On the other hand, no, I don’t think I have heard about the book but the name does sound familiar 🙂

    I agree…best to stay away.

  4. Ah, yes. Firefly Lane. I posted that it was a book I didn’t finish, and do you know that a whole ton of people told me I really should finish? But I still didn’t want to! So I compromised and skipped to the end (because one commenter said the end made the whole thing worth it.) Well.. I did not agree. It was tiresome, and tedious. And yes the end was a tear jerker, but I wasn’t actually jerked (or whatever) because I just wasn’t that emotionally invested!

    Lolita, huh? You and Jilly-poo? Hmmmm.

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