Sunday, 19 January 2014

read and reviewed | Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah #2

Firefly Lane is one of the most traumatic books I have ever read - seriously, I have never cried so much at the end of a book, ever! After reading Amy's post on her favourite books of 2013, I added this, along with about 5 others, to my list of 'must read' and quickly ordered it from Amazon as I couldn't wait to find out for myself how good it really was..

Firefly Lane is about two girls, who were both from completely different worlds, who found themselves living on the same street and in need of a friend and it shows the progression of both Tully and Katie, going from teens to adults, always together and always supporting each other. Whilst Tully, who came from a troubled background, has her heart set on being a famous news reporter/journalist, Katie on the other hand wants a husband and kids and it shows how once their dreams have come true, it's not all it cracks up
to be!

Tully and Katie go through so much together, from their 'first times' to marriage to job promotions to babies, they're always there for each other, until one day a betrayal so big, breaks them apart...until one of the women, finds out news so devastating that surely, they can't stay enemies for long, can they?

I'm not sure if the author intended this but I actually started to seriously dislike Tully from about a 1/4 of the book in - I felt like she was just so selfish and demanding, with Katie constantly in her shadow, even with her own family. I felt myself just feeling so sorry for Katie, especially in her adult years which, I think is why the end was so upsetting although I'm not saying anything else, I don't want to give it away!!

I devoured this book in about 3 days, I just couldn't put it down with the story constantly moving and something always happening that makes you want to carry onto 'just one more chapter..!' Towards the end of the book, it takes such an unexpected turn that I was actually sat there reading, with my mouth wide open, it's heartbreaking! I cried for, pretty much the last 50 pages, it's so devastating, I know it's only a book but SERIOUSLY!!!

Recommend this to absolutely anyone - such an incredible book..

If you have any other recommendations, please leave them in the comments!!

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  1. Oh no I'm terrible for crying at books, and then I can't see for tears so I can't carry on with the book! This does sound great though, sounds like something I'd enjoy so will have to add it to my extensive to-read list :) x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  2. Sounds like an interesting read - might have to add it to my to read list!


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