Thursday, May 10, 2012
Being Friends with Boys by Terra Elan McVoy
Author: Terra Elan McVoy
# of Pages: 226 (ebook)
Challenge: 2012 Ebook Challenge
Rating: 2.5 stars
Charlotte and Oliver have been friends forever. She knows that he, Abe, and Trip consider her to be one of the guys, and she likes it that way. She likes being the friend who keeps them all together. Likes offering a girl's perspective on their love lives. Likes being the behind-the-scenes wordsmith who writes all the lyrics for the boys' band. Char has a house full of stepsisters and a past full of backstabbing (female) ex-best friends, so for her, being friends with boys is refreshingly drama-free...until it isn't any more.
When a new boy enters the scene and makes Char feel like, well, a total girl...and two of her other friends have a falling out that may or may not be related to one of them deciding he possibly wants to be more than friends with Char...being friends with all these boys suddenly becomes a lot more complicated.
Charlotte writes lyrics for her friend Oliver's band. They have supposedly been friends for a while, but it really did not feel that way. I thought Oliver was a jerk.
I did like Charlotte's relationship with her stepsisters. I also liked Benji. He reminded me a lot of Thomas from Saving Francesca. But I did not like Charlotte. She lets people take advantage of her, and she leads on one of her guy friends.
I thought there were too many characters to keep track of. And, the reasoning for the falling out of the two friends was not fully explained.