Friday, April 20, 2012

Review: Being Friends With Boys by Elan McVoy Terra

Being Friends With Boys
Author: Elan McVoy Terra
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: May 1st 2012
Author Website 
Available for Order: Amazon|Barnes and Noble
Source: egalley 

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.

My Take:

The toughest time in anyones life is during the years spent in high school, anything can change and nothing is permanent. Even though its tough, Charlotte never really saw herself in the front of it all, she was always the one to stay in the back. Writing for the band was just something that the guys always relied on, even when Trip decided to leave the band, she knew that she had to continue being friends with them all. But being the only girl in the group isn't drama free even when the girlfriends of the members don't trust her enough. But when things change and the band takes on two new members, she has to come to grips that Trip isn't coming back. New members means new opportunities for the band to grow. When the band asks her to sing for them her life is never really the same after that.

At home she has support from her family, and at school she has support from Benji, who is someone she goes to when things get tough. Of course she also relies on her band mates. But when another band wants her for themselves she considers it, than of course reality hits. Oliver the lead singer isn't happy and when he is in one of his moods which usually lasts a little bit, Charlotte knows to just wait him out. What Charlotte and her band didn't know was that being apart from each other isn't really good for the band. They support one another and the band isn't complete without its members. Being that since singing popularity and of course ex-best friends stopping by doesn't really hurt. Its just when they do come is it because they are their for you or is it because of you fame. One thing Charlotte realizes is that friendship is at its strongest when everyone is willing to be in it for the long hall.

This was a story that tested friendship and of course what one can do to change the course of any friendship. Charlotte is the type that was always willing to try it was just difficult sometimes cause guys can be tough when it comes to feelings and stuff. The one lesson to learn from this was that even though it may look tough friendships last forever as long as both parties are willing to work through any issues at the beginning. Cause waiting it out is never really a good idea, you could end up losing that person forever. Another quality gained is that friendships are special and should be treated as such, with care and patience and of course time any friendship can last a really long time.

5/5 stars

1 comment:

  1. I have this book on my TBR list. Loved the cover. This is the first review I've seen on this book- glad to hear it's a 5 star book. Guess I need to move it up the TBR list.

    Love the way your blog looks- very crisp and clean.


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