Can a guy and girl be friends--just friends--without romantic drama getting in the way? Macallan and Levi think so. This pair has done everything together for the past five years, and they've never felt the urge to take things to the next level. Together they've faced family drama, heartbreak from boyfriends (Macallan) and girlfriends (Levi), shared a love for quirky British TV shows, and told each other everything. They're best friends. But despite what the rest of the world assumes, that's ALL they are.
Then Senior year rolls around. Things get complicated. Levi begins having feelings (romantic ones) for Macallan. And she may very well feel the same way about him. But what if getting together in that way ruins their friendship? Top that off with Levi's schedule: Sports and guy friends are eating away at the time he used to have to hang out with Macallan, and Macallan is naturally hurt by this. It all adds up to a lot of confusion and drama for them both.
Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulburg (author of Lonely Hearts Club) is an adorably fun story about what it means to be a friend and what it can mean when you and your best friend fall in love. This one is predictable, yes (of course you know how it will end before you even begin), but with this book it doesn't matter. You want it to turn out the way you predict. And it does. Perfect for the beach or for reading while curled up with a favorite blanket on a chilly, early Spring day. Fans of Susane Colasanti and Sarah Dessen will gobble this one up!
Better Off Friends can currently be found on the New Book shelf. --AJB