Being Friends with Boys

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Being Friends with Boys
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14+
Release Date
May 01, 2012
ISBN
1442421592
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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.

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4.2
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4.0(2)
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4.0(2)
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4.5(2)
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Hobbitsies Reviews: An awesome contemp with a heavy dose of romance
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
If you’re a fan of fun, romantic contemporaries with a huge focus on music (and who isn’t?), definitely do not miss Being Friends With Boys by Terra Elan McVoy.

I loved Charlotte, the protagonist. She was snarky and hilarious and talented. And while I was COMPLETELY overwhelmed by how many boy friends she had and I had very little idea who to root for, my heart was always with Trip. Even when he was totally being an ass.

So yes, despite being completely overwhelmed by all the possible love interests at first, I loved all of the guy characters in Being Friends with Boys. I loved how unique they all were – so different from each other in personality and look and manners. None of them fell flat for me.

The storyline in Being Friends with Boys was cute and fun and also inspirational! I loved seeing Charlotte become braver and more confident in her own musical abilities.

Terra Elan McVoy does it again with Being Friends with Boys. I’ve read some of her previous works, and I think Being Friends with Boys is by far my favourite. Recommended to fans of contemporary books with heavy doses of musical and romantic awesomeness.

Review originally posted on my blog http://hobbitsies.net/2012/05/being-friends-with-boys-by-terra-elan-mcvoy/
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Review: Being Friends with Boys
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3.3
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3.0
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4.0
This book was an impulse buy a few weeks ago at a spare-the-moment Barnes and Noble stop. My friend picked this book up randomly and I decided to buy it.

Plot: The blurb is so completely off of what this book is about it actually is kind of funny. It's what the first third quarter of the book is about. Then there's more to it. I liked all of the stuff not mentioned though. It was a light and fluffy book with funny scenes, but there was still enough seriousness for it to be a good book. Good books always have a perfect balance of humor and sincerity and this book has it.

The ending you can see coming just by reading the blurb, but still, it was cute.

Characters: I loved Char as a main character. She was real. She was strong without being one of those girls that say whatever's on their mind (that really aren't as common as books make them out to be), but she had a spine. I liked how McVoy wasn't afraid to make her heavy. Not every girl has an easy time finding clothes and Char has this problem throughout the book.

To be honest, the rest of the characters were nothing special. Trip and Oliver were cliche and as much as I loved Sophie and Fabian, they were typical. I did like how she had a step-mom and step-sisters and they got a long. The evil step-sisters thing is way over done.

Cover: I has nothing to do with the book. Ever. It's an okay cover, not a standout among a lot of the beautiful covers filling the YA shelves. It's nice and simple, but not one that sticks with you.

Overall: It was a pretty good book. If you're looking for something to read this one last beach weekend, I would recommend picking it up. It's a great light read that won't take you much time to get through. Like I said for the plot earlier, it's cute.
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