I happened apon this book in a used book store. Written in 82, I wasn't sure if I was even going to like it, but it sounded interesting. Once I started it however I couldn't put it down. This book is so much more than "just" the story of "The Five". Friends that grew up together and grew apart. It's also about the changes they live through and expierence in america. It takes place in the 50s and 60s. It shows how the changing times changed them. It has draw dropping shocking moments, where you wonder how people can be so cruel to each other. I just can't say enough good things about this book. If people ask for a recommended read, this is the one I now point them to.
They call themselves"The Five"-Sally and Emily Prince,Jed and Raymond Tatro and Donny.They spend their Tennessee childhoods trading dreams in the branches of the Castle tree.The girls dream of elegant penthouses in Manhattan and total womanhood.The boys dream of heroic feats and keeping the world safe for democracy.They are certain that they are all destined for greatness.But what actually happens to them through twenty years of growing up is just about everything they had and had not dreamed of..in the sexiest,most searingly honest novel ever to glue you to every page,reading and remembering.