I picked up my copy of “The Girls from Ames” on Saturday. I was so anxious to see what it was about, but I was a little hesitant because I’m not really one for true stories. I like that fast-paced chick-lit with backstabbing girlfriends and the ultra romantic boyfriends. I got a start on it Sunday night.

At first I was worried. I wasn’t hooked in right from the introduction, but then there were a couple of foreshadowing cliff hangers. Oh yes. I need more. I need more. I’m through the chapter Marilyn and hoping to get a little further on this snowy day, but we’ll see. It’s a snow day for me and I don’t get to hang out with my kids in the middle of the day that often, so it may trump the book.

I had lots of friends growing up, and the the wonders of Facebook, I have been able to reconnect with many of them. But my best friends seemed to change from week to week and certainly grade to grade. I don’t have any friends that I’ve really been 100 percent “on” with my entire life. We’ve lost touch, we’ve fought, we’ve drifted apart. But these girls, this group of 11 have a bond that I can’t even imagine in my life.

11 friends. One big group of girls. I can’t imagine keeping up with that group or remaining so tight with the same 11 people that we travel yearly to meet each other for a mini-reunion.

What about you guys? Did you start the book? What do you think so far? Do you have a friend that you’ve had your entire life?

Detroit Mommies Expert Contributor
Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.