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Loudmouthed, Redheaded Cee Cee Bloom Has Her Sights Set On Hollywood Bertie White, Quiet And Conservative, Dreams Of Getting Married And Having Children In , Their Childhood Worlds Collide In Atlantic City Keeping In Touch As Pen Pals, They Reunite Over The Years Always Near The OceanPowerful And Moving, This Novel Follows Cee Cee And Bertie S Extraordinary Friendship Over The Course Of Thirty Years As They Transform From Adolescents Into Adults A Bestselling Novel That Became A Hugely Successful Film, Beaches Is Funny, Heartbreaking, And A Tale That Should Be A Part Of Every Woman S Library


10 thoughts on “Beaches

  1. says:

    Beaches was one of my all time favorite movies as a teenager, so when I saw this book, I felt certain that it would be a great read Boy, was I wrong This is one of those rare books that it not only not as good as the movie, but it was much, much worse I am actually not even sure how they made such a great film from such a pathetic read The characters were not very likable at the beginning, and by the end, I was glad to see one of them die, just so it would end The main character, Cee Cee is just plain trashy, but she somehow becomes the hero of the story Her best friend Bertie is whiney and pathetic, and I found myself often wanting to slap her The best thing you can do with this book is take it to a beach, and leave it there.


  2. says:

    Having seen the movie Beaches times than I can count, I was looking forward to the book I am therefore sorry to say that I didn t like it that much The basic story stays the same Cee Cee Bloom and Bertie White Hillary in the movie form an unlikely friendship when they are 10 and 7 years old respectively Through many years and personal hardships they remain friends, until a tragic illness brings them together.What didn t I like about this book Cee Cee Bloom is not a very nice person in this book, and I found it hard to really care for her In the movie Bette Midler gives her a clear vulnerability that wasn t apparent in the book It also seemed to me that the author had Bette specifically in mind while writing the story, as if it were already a screenplay in her head The character of Bertie was whiny and sad I wanted than once to say Come on woman get on with your life , but it never seemed to happen The clich d fate of one of the male characters was kind of been there done that and I expected from the author.Nevertheless, because of fond movie memories the book scored extra points, that s why it gets a high 3.


  3. says:

    Excellent novel of friendship, filled with nostalgia and vibrant imagery Both main characters were complex and original, and it was a really intriguing little novel to read.


  4. says:

    loved it as much as i love the film beautiful story about a beautiful friendship and what you d do for the friend you love most that has become your family.


  5. says:

    Contains adult language and content book I read from actually has a different bookcover image, but I couldn t find it, original 85 hardcover edition, and honestly I like this paperback cover better 1951 They meet as children under the boardwalk in Atlantic City Cee Cee Bloom, with a Brillo pad of red hair, a knock out voice and a sparkle that demands attention, is performing in a kiddie show Bertie White is from a conventional family with traditional values, but she finds herself captivated by the glitter of Cee Cee s world And Cee Cee in turn depends on Bertie s enthusiastic support and open hearted affection From that first special day on the beach, they enliven each other s existence As pen pals, they confide to each other the growing excitement and frustration they experience in their awakening womanhood And as they meet through the years, they strengthen the friendship that will last them the rest of their lives Cee Cee soars to stardom in Hollywood and on Broadway, while Bertie settles into marriage to a successful attorney, who finds Bertie s relationship with the outrageous Cee Cee unsuitable But neither of these women can relinquish her special tie a bond forged in their youth and destined to endure the hidden jealousies, the glare of celebrity, the explosive misunderstandings, the tolls exacted by drugs and tragedy, the shock of divorce and death, the unsparing demands when a loved one is in need And the tears and laughter of two friends who finally make their peace through a little girl s love original book s synopsis At the library a few days ago, this title Beaches came to me thinking of the movie I figured maybe it was inspired from a book so I checked the catalog and sure enough there s a book I was excited because I love love love the movie Bette Midler was great in it and her Wind Beneath My Wings song is just beautiful I figured it would be a fun read I was giddy at first, totally picturing the scene when Cee Cee and Bertie first met I had forgotten the bold language Cee Cee had even at a young age It called for it in her character though, but it progressively got too crass for my taste Bette Midler s take on it was perfect though and often throughout the book I d picture her sassy attitude and get a smile Anyway, Bertie s character is a bit different in the book as well Barbara Hershey, who played her in the movie, portrayed a demure and steady Bertie In the book, Bertie was too passive and easily shaken except in the end Overall, I had high expectation coming into this book with having enjoyed the movie version under my belt I wasn t completely disappointed because the book did have the crust of the storyline I enjoyed in the film version I just happen to like the film s take on it much better much heartwarming.Best friends are awesome Through thick and thin Bertie and Cee Cee were there for each other It took me back to days with a couple of my BFFs In our case we the Three Musketeers met in 7th grade We also had a falling out but fortunately we were able to resolve it and continue to be BFFs to this day Such bond in friendship was what I enjoyed most in this story Every girl needs a homegirl s by her side There s nothing like having friends who will stand by you Thankful that we don t have the same ending as Bertie and Cee Cee Love you forever Peb and Glo Book version rating 3Movie version rating 5 but I suppose I m bias because again, I love love love the movie Find this review and at Jinky is Reading


  6. says:

    I really enjoyed this book The relationship between the two women was real it wasn t pretty, simple, or common It was deep, complicated, and that made the book even better There were parts which I felt extreme disappointment but not because the book was bad or so so, but because I wanted for both women This book really kept going and made me feel a lot for the characters, which I haven t had in awhile.


  7. says:

    Beaches is probably my all time favorite friendship movie I was so looking forward to reading this book to learn about the characters, but it was not good I did not like the Bertie character at all Way too week and the Cee Cee character was too filthy mouth This book was about sex and such strong language so than the friendship that was the basis of the movie.


  8. says:

    I enjoyed reading this book Beaches is one of my favorite movies of all time and while the book did not have as much of an emotional punch as I remember the movie having, I m glad I read it.


  9. says:

    One of my all time favorite chick flicks, I found the book to be heartwarming as well.


  10. says:

    This is one of my favorite books Ever For those who have not read, or watched the movie, the book is set between 1951 and 1983 It follows a relationship between two very different girls Cee Cee Bloom, a loud mouth potty mouthed red head who meets the acquaintance of a girl who is different in every way Bertie She comes from a rich family, speaks properly, with wonderful manners and very smart.They met under a boardwalk on a beach in Atlantic City, after Bertie lost her mother and Aunt Cee Cee adapts her for a short while and brings her along to an audition for a play As Cee Cee starts to sing Bernie is wowed as she never has heard anyone sing that good After that they swap information and promise to write to one another They then start to send letters which leads into their adulthood.As maybe guessed they do meet each other again later in life in a bar in New York where Cee Cee adopts her again.The book follows their life during relationships, marriage breakups sex, love, death and carers, but mostly friendship and the importance of friendships.I think both characters balance each other out in the best way, they feed off each other, so Bertie throughout the book, especially towards the end I would recommend this book to everyone I think there is something real to this book which everyone can relate a part of their life to, no matter what age.Also, a lot of people seem to hate Cee Cee s character for being nasty, and potty mouthed However I kinda love that I think the selfishness which she processes is very real, and it is just who she is, but she is also hard working, loving and very broken this is where they both balance each other out For now, this continues to be my favorite book, and if you have not, watch the movie I would personally say watch the movie first as it provided an even better vision when reading.