I really liked this book. BUT the book confused me and I didn't really understand it. Is Zaslow trying to tell a story about 11 girls and the 10 women they became, or is he trying to establish the importance of relationships in women's lives. The book reads like a sociological study about what holds women's relationships together and why they matter so much. At times, I felt like I was reading one of my college anthropology text books however they are still some of my favorite reads so this book was up my alley.