Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah

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From the book flap: In the summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the “coolest girl in the world” moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all – beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn; Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer’s end they’ve become TullyandKate. Inseparable.
Firefly Lane is a story that spans more than thirty years and tells the ups and downs of Tully and Kate’s friendship. Tully needs the stability of Kate and her family while Kate needs a friend who will always be there for her. We see them through the happiest of times as well as bitter disappointments. It was a page-turner, to be sure. And if you were in high school in the ’80s you’ll love all the pop culture references.