Monday, July 23, 2012

FRIENDS FOREVER - NEW FROM DANIELLE STEEL: A REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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FRIENDS FOREVER
BY DANIELLE STEEL

ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 590 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Legacy, Family Ties, Big Girl, Southern Lights, Matters of the Heart, One Day at a Time, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death.

To read more about Danielle Steel's "Bio", visit her website HERE.  

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MY THOUGHTS/REVIEW:
For five children starting out at the prestigious Atwood School in San Francisco, the social status that goes along with being a student there is far from their young minds.  Gabby, Andy, Izzie, Billy, and Sean enter kindergarten at the same time at Atwood and the friendship they develop takes them all the way through their high school years. The bond and attraction is immediate and they soon find themselves known as the “Big Five”.

With bright young minds and ambitious goals, these five young people share growing pains on many levels throughout their school years. As Steel describes what problems they must deal with, she also includes the personal home lives of each of them. Many emotions, some very touching and poignant moments, as well as heartbreaking ones, allows each of them to come to understand what friendship really means. Steel deals with the reality of family life in modern times and how the children’s lives are affected as a result of all this. What ever they must face in the future, these five young people make an agreement to remain Friends Forever

As with most of Steel’s books, FRIENDS FOREVER is an easy, quick read but one that deals with the kind of love that surrounds a wonderful friendship rather than a romantic plot line. Her well developed characters are clearly fleshed out and that allows readers to keep the stories of each character straight even though they all intertwine in different ways eventually. As a fan from way back, I was happy to read a new book by Danielle Steel that had a different tone to it and one that seemed to deal more with social issues in the narrative rather than just a romance. FOREVER FRIENDS is just out and I predict it will be a big success.
 
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I would like to see what happens with the five of them.
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From your review makes me want to pick up another Steel book, which I haven't in a long time. I like where you said about social issues.
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I think reading about how these five people grow up and carry on would be a good read PLUS I adore Steel

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