UGH. i guess i should begin by saying i'm not a chick lit fan. i found this book to be incredibly formulaic and contrived, and the plot almost identical to beaches (seriously, i'm thinking lawsuit). the friendship between the two main characters was supposed to be "forever" and such a strong force in their lives, yet it felt hollow. all of the characters in the book were too perfect. nothing about their actions rang true. the book description from the publisher indicates that the friendship is almost destroyed by a single act of betrayal, yet there were several acts. it totally did not work for me. the ONLY reason i finished it was b/c i was obligated to review it.