Monday, March 3, 2014

Review: Better Off Friends

Review: 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?

-summary and cover via Goodreads

Plot: I really love it! I like how the book began when they first met in Middle School, then went through a few years of them together as friends! I love when books show how characters meet, instead of just jumping to the present day! I really love how at the end of every chapter there was a page or two of Macallan and Levi talking, generally about what had happened in the past one. It made it fun to look forward to the end of each one and getting to read them talking about it! :) I usually have a hard time with sad things in books and Macallans past had a lot of sadness in it, but I was able to enjoy this book a lot, even with that, and I truly doubt that it would be a problem for anyone else. The only even slightly negative thing I'll mention is that the 3rd quarter of the book began to slow down a little bit for me, but I think that was just me (might have been because I was getting tired, I stayed up too late reading this book! But that's also a good thing! I rarely find books that make me want to put off going to bed! (: ) and not something that anyone else would have problems with at all.

Characters: Macallan was an awesome character in this book! I love her personality and how she doesn't put up with anything from anyone, even Levi! (Or I should write, especially Levi! (; ) The whole time I was just hoping they would end up together! Levi was amazing! I love him and I want a Levi of my own! Levi was perfect the first half of the book and even though I was... unhappy with how he was acting the 2nd half of the book, I still liked  him a lot and hoped he would realize how he was acting. Their bantering together was really fun! The love they had of that TV show, Buggy and Floyd had me smiling through out the book! (And may I mention that I would love it if that show actually existed? (: ) The other characters in the book were wonderful, too! From Levi's Mom, Macallan's Dad, Uncle Adam, and Danielle, I loved them all! :)

The cover: I love it! I love that it actually has to do with the book, the swings are part of the book! :)

Overall: If you're looking for a book that will keep you up past your bedtime, a friendship story that is written really well, a book that will have you smiling through out it, or really anything at all, then I recommend this book to you! I was up too late reading and I managed to finish it in less than 24 hours! And for me in the past few months, that's really saying something about how good this book is! I highly recommend this one! :)

Would I recommend it?: 
YES! Amazing characters + Fun plot + Humor = An amazing book that you all need to try! :)

I won an ARC of this book from the publisher and that did not affect my opinion at all.

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Age Range: Young Adult
Series?: No.
Publisher: Point, an imprint of Scholastic Publishing


  1. I can't wait to get my hands on this book! Since everyone else seems to like it, that means I probably will too! Good review :)

    1. It's a very good and fun book! I hope you love it! :)

  2. I'm so happy you enjoyed this one! I LOVED it, I kept thinking about it after I read it. And yes, I binged on it as well :)

    1. I'm happy that you love it, too! Yay! This one just begged for a binge read! :)


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