"Firefly Lane" by Kristin Hannah
Read this book before you read "Fly Away". This book is about the beginning of a friendship between two young girls and the paths their lives take. They swear to be best fiends forever no matter what. Life takes Tulley on to be a major news reporter and TV show host where Kate finds herself married with three children. Their lives may be different but they are still each other's best friend through all that life throws at them until one act of betrayal tears apart their friendship. "Popular just means lots of people think they know you." I think popular doesn't always mean you have true friends. "Who your mom is and how she lives her life isn't a reflection of you. You can make your own choices." We don't have to let other people's choices define who we are, good or bad. "That was was a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart." "That was the thing about best friends. Like sisters and mothers, they could piss you off and make you cry and break your heart, but in the end, when the chips were down, they were there, making you laugh even in your darkest hours." We all need a friend like that. I enjoyed this story for it's look into friendship and how it can weather the storms of life but I'd still pick "Nightingale" as my favorite of hers.