Friends Forever - Danielle Steel

Friends Forever

By Danielle Steel

  • Release Date: 2012-07-24
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Friends Forever book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 897 Ratings)

Friends Forever Danielle Steel Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars


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.

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User reviews about this book

  • Such a roller coaster

    By DianaShelly
    I absolutely loveee this book within every single chapter I felt more connected to the book!
  • Depressing

    By kswift821
    I usually love Danielle Steele but this book was not only unrealistic but depressing on top of it. A lot of fact, I would say 90% of this book is someone dying. By the time the third character-death rolled around I was pretty numb to it and found myself rolling my eyes and thinking “really? Another one?”
  • We’re atavistic our

    By jobrolover4life621
    I’ll rewrite thise this we have with the a dilemma Oona see true results trickled warehouse are really nice especially in rmy each room e
  • Friends forever

    By Duhdiduighuuh
    Boring. Worst book of hers that I have ever read
  • Not up to Danielle's standard

    By liberteabelle
    Too 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.

    By Haa0002
    This 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 Forever

    By Crystal Sebert
    Loved the book. It was a little sad at times, but that is how life works sometimes. Great book.
  • Not so good

    By Tooshie113001
    I usually love her books I'm bored and don't even wanna finish it , wish I could get a refund
  • Friends Forever

    By BeachyBekah
    This 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 Forever

    By LoriColt
    I 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.

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