My rating: 3 of 5 stars
At the awkward age of 14, Tullulah Hart moves in across the street from Katie Mularkey. Tully is gorgeous and confident and is immediately popular. Katie watches in awe from afar, wishing she were cooler and yet not willing to engage in some of the behaviors common to the early 1970s in order to get friends. Tully's mom is a drug addict and this is one of the rare times that she is a part of Tully's life. Katie's parents are strict, but their love is real and unfailing. Despite their differences, Tully and Katie find each other and never let go.
As the decades pass, Tully and Katie's friendship has its ups and downs as they take very different paths in life. Katie dreams of being a wife and mother and Tully wants to be a television reporter. But through it all, their friendship is an essential part of who they are.
This is a sweet book that reminded me a lot of the movie Beaches. Despite its length, it was a fast-paced read with a quick-moving plot. I did, however, find that the characters were somewhat one-dimensional and underdeveloped, which made the plot a little choppy at times. Firefly Lane is an entertaining book that I liked, but didn't love. If you do decide to read it, make sure you have some Kleenex on hand for the ending.
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Source: Free copy provided by House Party