Published by Scholastic Inc. on February 25th 2014
Genres: Young Adult
Source: The Publisher via Netgalley
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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?
I’ve been a YA Contemporary type mood lately, and Better Off Friends definitely hit all the right buttons. Macallan and Levi were both so different yet they had so much in common. Rarely apart, the two have been best friends for practically forever, but lately both have been feeling like there could be even more there, though neither are really willing to take the risk of losing their best friend. Do they take the risk? Read the book and find out!
Elizabeth Eulberg has been a favorite of mine for a while, and she definitely hit the ball out of the park yet again with this fun book that somehow gets you emotionally invested in all the characters before you even realize it’s happening. I read this book in a single night, and I cannot wait to read more from the author in the future because I know from experience that each book is better than the last. Definitely recommend for YA fans!