I have a number of problems with the book, but my biggest problem is that it felt very tropy, and so it was very predictable. And not in a good way. This was compounded by the fact that neither of the girls changed as characters over the course of the book, particularly with their interactions with each other.
These were the only arms that had ever hugged Tully, this was the only person who'd ever made her feel safe, and suddenly she was afraid. She will follow her own blind ambition to New York and around the globe, finding fame and success. Jennifer P. Search Go. In an improbable twist, Tully invites Kate and Marah to resolve their differences on her show, only to blindside Kate by accusing her, on live TV, of overprotecting Marah.
Now I understand that with certain people, particularly childhood friends, you might always behave a certain way, but in fiction, we expect some character development, and we never see it in this book. Even in the ending, after everything, the characters are still behaving exactly the way they were in the beginning.
Tully is still running away and also dominating everything. I am willing to keep an open mind about this going into the sequel, which picks up where the ending left off.
Maybe we will see some character development after what happened in the end of Firefly Lane. I want to talk briefly about the ending of this book. And as I said before, the writing in this book is great, and I was emotionally invested in the characters, and I do want to read the sequel. In fact, I know a lot of people who really, really liked it.
If you have girlfriends or sisters that you love, Firefly Lane will touch you. And, if you have loved someone, or lost someone, prepare to break out the tissues.
Kristin Hannah's Firefly Lane is a moving story of friendship and love. I enjoyed On Mystic Lake. I loved Firefly Lane. Tully Hart felt abandoned as a child. Although she lived with her grandmother, her mother drifted in and out of her life. Tully always craved the love she never had.
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Kate Mularkey had a loving family, but she was a lonely eighth grader, growing up on Firefly Lane. It didn't help when the "coolest-looking girl in the world" moved in across the street. It did help when Tully and Kate, two lost girls, became friends. Kate's family took Tully in, and "TullyandKate" swore to be best friends forever.
The two best friends went to college together, and always seemed to follow a path Tully charted. Kate seemed to be run over by Tully's personality. Tully was the drama queen, determined to be a famous television reporter.
She wanted everything in life, and expected the world to revolve around her. At times, Kate seemed to be a shadow of Tully, following her into broadcasting, falling in love with a man who had eyes for Tully. One phrase seemed to sum up Kate, "standing alone, surrounded by word ghosts, things she could have said.
The two friends charted different paths, but the "best friends forever" were there for each other. I read Kristin Hannah's comments about favorite characters in her books, and she mentioned Tully Hart.
I'll be interviewing Kristin soon, and I'm going to ask about that. At times, I wanted to shake Tully. At other times, I wanted to hug her. I felt as if she took advantage of Kate because Tully's mother had damaged her beyond repair. Tully is an extremely needy character, who always wanted more.
Hannah brings this friendship, and its history, vividly to life. It's easy to imagine Kate and Tully as living people. The music, hairstyles, casual references to celebrities and events, moves the story through the seventies, eighties and nineties.