By Danielle Steel
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Five children meet on the first day of kindergarten. In the years that follow, they become friends and more than friends. Together, they will find strength, meet challenges, face life’s adventures, endure loss, face stark realities, and open their hearts. In this moving novel, #1 New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel traces their unforgettable journey—full of tests and trials—as three boys and two girls discover the vital bonds that will last a lifetime.
Gabby, Billy, Izzie, Andy, and Sean—each bursting with their own personality, strikingly different looks and talents, in sports, science, and the arts. Each drawn by the magical spark of connection that happens to the young. At the exclusive Atwood School, on a bright September day, starting in kindergarten they become an inseparable group known to outsiders as the Big Five. In this rarefied world, five families grow closer, and five children bloom beside one another, unaware of the storms gathering around them.
As they turn from grade-schoolers to teenagers, seemingly perfect lives are buffeted by unraveling families, unfortunate missteps, and losses and victories great and small. And, one by one, they turn back to the Big Five to regain their footing and their steady course. But as they emerge from Atwood and enter the college years, the way forward is neither safe nor clear. As their lives separate and diverge, the challenges and risks become greater, the losses sharper, and the right paths harder to choose, in a journey of friendship, survival, and love.
In what may be her most intricate and emotionally powerful novel yet, Danielle Steel tells a heart-wrenching, ultimately triumphant story that spans decades, weaves together a vivid cast of characters, and captures the challenges we face in life—sometimes, if we’re lucky, with a friend forever by our side.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Danielle Steel's First Sight.
Friends forever1By DuhdiduighuuhBoring. Worst book of hers that I have ever read
Not up to Danielle's standard1By liberteabelleToo many characters to keep straight. The whole rhythm is just paragraphs of simple declarative sentences: She said this. He did that. They went there. Etc. Boring and hard to follow. Concept could have been interesting but it was sad and frankly depressing.
Depressing.1By Haa0002This book was so depressing, I had to quit reading it all together.. If you don't like being sad, don't read this book.
Friends Forever5By Crystal SebertLoved the book. It was a little sad at times, but that is how life works sometimes. Great book.
Not so good1By Tooshie113001I usually love her books I'm bored and don't even wanna finish it , wish I could get a refund
Friends Forever3By BeachyBekahThis book was good, but my gosh it was DEPRESSING!!! Not something that I would expect (nor hope to see again) from Danielle Steel. It could have went in a much better direction. Disappointed and frankly, kinda PO'd about how this one turned out. Please, DS, don't write another one like this. This is not the sort of writing that made all of your fans fall in love with you. Boo.
Friends Forever3By LoriColtI usually love and have read almost every Danielle Steele book, but this one just had a little too much death and tragedy for me. I guess that it just isn't what I had expected from the book. Of course I know that there have been things that have happened in some of her other books, but this one it just went on and on, almost to the point of enough already. This book was an easy read, but I wanted to feel good after reading it, and just didn't get that with this one.
Friends forever5By ApucjThis book kept you engaged with all the characters and their lives. It was compelling to live the lives of each one and the closeness they had for each other. Surprising events were changing their lives and each families. The story tells of committed friendship that lasts a lifetime.
Disappointed1By Colorado kayakerThis is not D.S. usual books. Very sad, not uplifting and poorly written. Typos and missing pages. I look forward to reading all D.S. books but if I had read the reviews on this one,I would have changed my mind.
Friends Forever1By YzziiamHorribly "mailed in" by Ms. Steele. Written in some sort of 3nd person, with no real depth of character. It seemed like an outline- not a published book by a famous author. Oh, we'll! The author is laughing all the way to the bank while we the reader wish we could get the time spent reading this miserable book, back!