Saturday, March 29, 2014

Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

For Macallan and Levi, it was friends at first sight. Everyone says guys and girls can’t be just friends, but these two are. They hang out after school, share tons of inside jokes, their families are super close, and Levi even starts dating one of Macallan’s friends. They are platonic and happy that way.

Eventually they realize they’re best friends — which wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t keep getting in each other’s way. Guys won’t ask Macallan out because they think she’s with Levi, and Levi spends too much time joking around with Macallan, and maybe not enough time with his date. They can’t help but wonder . . . are they more than friends or are they better off without making it even more complicated?

From romantic comedy superstar Elizabeth Eulberg comes a fresh, fun examination of a question for the ages: Can guys and girls ever really be just friends? Or are they always one fight away from not speaking again — and one kiss away from true love?- Goodreads

*Received via NetGalley, Scholastic, and Elizabeth Eulberg for an honest review*

I enjoyed this book, but I have to admit that I'd been waiting so long to read this that I had my expectations really high. It didn't meet all of my expectations, but I liked it well enough and enjoyed it. 

This is a simple read that starts out with the characters meeting for the first time in Middle School and follows them through High School. 

I enjoyed "growing up" with the characters and watching as their relationship changed and evolved and new feelings began to emerge. 

This does seem like it would be better for the younger YA audience, but if you're just looking for a simple read, then it's enjoyable. 

The only part I didn't really like is that the point-of-view switches between the two main characters, Levi and Macallen. I'm really not a fan of that, although it did work for this book. 

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