This book is well written and reads well and quickly. The six friends whose lives are described over a thirty year period are very believable. Meeting at summer camp in the early seventies, four of those characters remain friends throughout despite the notoriety of one of them. Throughout, Jules struggles in this friendship where the bonds are very close but the discrepancy in the earnings of Ethan and Ash and her own brings out feelings of envy and insecurity, feelings she tries to change. The denouement is unexpected but the bonds remain tight. Enjoyable.