Everyone is talking about it, dreading it, preparing for it, excited for it...School Starts. A brand new year to start fresh. Maybe a college freshman moving away from home, excited for their independence but nervous about making new friends. Maybe a Kindergartner worried that no one will like him. No matter how old you get you never forget those first days of school. I remember in junior high I was terrified that I wouldn't fit in and then I found that special friend. The one that lasts a lifetime.
That is exactly why I loved the book "Firefly Lane" written by Kristin Hannah. The story opens in the summer of 1974 and spans three decades of friendship between Tully and Kate. They make an unlikely bond that takes them through junior high all the way to motherhood. Some critics compare it to the movie "Beaches" with Bett Midler.