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Firefly Lane
Firefly Lane
Author: Kristin Hannah
In the summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the "coolest girl in the world" moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all -- beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people ca...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312364083
ISBN-10: 0312364083
Publication Date: 2/5/2008
Pages: 496
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 195 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 20
This is an absolutely great book. It is about two best friends and the ups and downs of their relationship, their different personalities and the stages of their lives. I loved this book and couldn't put it down. One of the best books I have read lately.
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Helpful Score: 17
This was the first book I read by Kristin Hannah and thoroughly enjoyed her writing style. The novel took me back to my youth and the pains associated with growing up and making friends.

I read it from cover to cover and identified with both Kate and Tully and their likeliest of unlikely friendships.

It's an evolutionary tale of life growing up in the Pacific Northwest and spans 30 years.

A great read.
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Helpful Score: 15
We can all dream about having a REAL best friend. This book brings it to life. You will feel every emotion when reading this book! I really liked it!
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Helpful Score: 11
It's 1974 and two 14 year old girls are neighbors on Firefly Lane. Even though they are in the same grade and of the same age, they are different enough in personality and background that they are not friends. However one spring night, a personal tragedy bridges the gap between the girls and sparks the beginning of a life-long friendship. This book follows the girls as they grow older, go to high school, college, and then embark on careers and family.

Although a bit formulaic it is nonetheless a touching story of friendship through the decades. I found it particularly appealing because I'm of an age that is very similar to the main characters, so this story really brought back memories of high school in the 70's, college in the 80's, getting married, and the stresses of early motherhood. This is the third book I've read by this author and my favorite so far.
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Helpful Score: 9
Firefly Lane is one of those books you will still carry with you long after it is finished. During the book I kept myself asking how it is possible that night and day have become friends. Kate the co-dependent person whose major goal is to have a family and Tully the reckless, career driven one. Through ups and downs Kate always gives Tully a break even when she crosses lines interfering with Kate family issues and upbringing of her daughter.

I believe that everyone who has experienced friendship over a longer period of time can relate to those two in one way or another. You will find pieces of yourself in Kate and Tully.
I felt sad when the book ended. Not only because of its tear jerking ending but also because I would have like to read more.
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I absolutely LOVED this book! It's about two best friends and their life journeys, together and separately. This book will definitely be one that will stay on my bookshelf! Beautiful story.

Update: Kristin Hannah has written a sequel to Firefly Lane titled Fly Away. I am so excited about getting this book and falling back into the lives of these wonderful characters.
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Kristin Hannah has once again defined her characters well. One always wishes the book would have a sequel to keep the characters alive.
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I found the "nostalgia" to be forced in this novel however, I could overlook it (most of the time) because the story is a smooth read. Touching and it tugs at the heartstrings. Be prepared with a box of tissues!

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