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Better off Friends Review

Better off Friends
Author:Elizabeth Eulberg
publication date: February 25 2014

 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?


What first drew me to this book was the cover. I’m a sucker for teenage romance. I love reading cute, predictable romances so I kind of went into this book predicting the whole thing. But what I didn’t realize that for most of the book the main characters were pretty young. 

I usually don’t like to read books where the characters are so young. I feel like when you have young characters, they seem to be more immature, but they were that was not the case. 

What I really liked in Better of Friends was the POV change. I love being able to read and hear both sides of the characters and their emotions. 

The main point of the book was to prove that boy, girl friendships didn’t have to turn into relationships. And while they both drifted apart some, and had other relationships, they just couldn’t get rid of each other. I think that is very much possible to be best friends with the opposite sex and have no feelings for them, even though this book was a typical YA romance, I loved every minute of it. 

It was easy to connect with the characters. Elizabeth has a way with words, I have read every one of her books and every time I read a new one, they keep getting better and better. 

Better off Friends is a cute and fun read that readers of all ages can enjoy!
3.4/5 stars


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