The realism in this story is amazing and makes it even easier to become attached to because you can relate to at least one of the situations that these two are put in. Better off Friends starts off when Levi moves to town in the 7th Grade. It shows how Macallan and Levi become friends and continues on until senior year. The story is told from both Macallan and Levi's perspective with little comments back and forth between the two of them in between the chapters. It's great. Very entertaining.
This book had me laughing out loud, feeling like I wanted to cry at times and making my heart churn for a relationship like the one Macallan and Levi have. I experienced so many different emotions while reading Better off Friends. Which is good, because that means the writer has done her job right.
"Mom, I don't know what's going on. She's locked herself in there. I think she's crying. I swear I didn't do anything." I was laughing so hard when this happened. Any girl and most boys reading this book will understand what happened but Levi was completely clueless.
I loved (as mentioned before) how real everything in this story felt. Both Macallan and Levi make mistakes. Sometimes big ones. It makes them human and a lot easier to understand/bond with.
The comments between Levi and Macallan between the chapters I enjoyed immensly, I'll share two of my other favorites in the spoilers section but I think this one doesn't spoil much. I mean, obviously they get feelings for one another in this story, so I don't see this as much of a spoiler. Even though I marked three of the in between comments, the rest are just as amusing. Actually, this one isn't amusing, it's just really cute.
On a scale of one to ten, how much of a pain was I after my injury? And please be honest.
Do you think I would hold back on you?
On a scale of one to ten? Thirteen.
Now I have a question for you. On a scale of one to ten, how annoyed were you that I was going to the dance with someone else?
Aww, if that isn't cute. What the heck do you find cute?
I'm going to share two of my other favorites in the spoilers below.
This story was definitely one to fall in love with. I highly recumbent it to any of you looking for a romance or trying to get out a book morning stage. It's a fun and cute read, yet very short. Only two hundred pages or so. Elizabeth is a fantastic writer, so much so that I had to buy another one of her books. Which I've already read and will post my review of soon.
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?
This is after Macallan kissed Levi.
Still speechless, I see?
Give me a break, will you? There I was, pouring my heart out, when you attacked me. I usually refer to be taken out on a date first. At least buy a guy a slice f pizza before you take advantage of him. Especially if he's emotionally fragile.
Yes, poor you. You were being ridiculous sand that was the only think I could think to do to shut you up.
I really need to start talking more.
Are you blushing?
Um, what were we talking about?
How I'm the love of your life.
That was both cute and funny, which was pretty much how the whole book was.
Just so we're remembering correctly: When you kissed me, I went home and splashed cold water on my face. When I tried to kiss you, you ran away to Ireland for the summer.
Perhaps to the best timing on my part.
Understatement of the the millennium.