Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My Worst Best Friend by Dyan Sheldon review

Reading level: Young Adult

Hardcover: 304 pages

Publisher: Candlewick (August 24, 2010)

ISBN-10: 0763645559

ISBN-13: 978-0763645557

Received From:  Around the World Tours

            4 Butterflies

Product Description:

Gracie and Savannah are best friends —and utterly unalike. Savannah is beautiful, outrageous, and irresistible to the opposite sex. Gracie is shy, smart, and would rather be studying lizards than meeting boys. Still, they’ve made a surprisingly great team, and (until now) it seemed as if nothing could come between them. But lately, Savannah’s talent for lying and manipulating is becoming harder to ignore. She’s fallen head over heels for an elusive college boy, and Gracie can’t help wondering: is her friend as confident as she seems? When Savannah gets between Gracie and her crush, the line separating best friend from worst friend is crossed.

My Thoughts:

An entertaining read about best friends, worst friends, and the trouble some people can have telling the difference between the two.  This book was a quick read that was light and fun while dealing with something a little more heavy.  The thing that it really makes you realize is that sometimes you just have to let people go, even if it hurts, to make your life better.

Gracie was a great character, she was smart, and tough, and very concerned with the environment.  She was the complete opposite of her best friend Savannah, who is the ultimate it girl.  Savannah is a fly by the seat of her pants, worry about the consequences if they come type of girl.  They had figured out that sometimes opposites attract, and they become best friends who are thick as thieves.  The problems start when Savannah starts using Gracie as her alibi (without even telling her) and causing Gracie to lie to the people she loves. 

I really couldn't stand Savannah, she was very self-involved and was constantly using Gracie and not thinking anything about her feelings.  She really was a horrible best friend and I was screaming at Gracie all the way through the book to open her eyes and see what was going on!  Gracie's love interest, Cooper, was probably my favorite character of the book.  He was funny and quirky and just an excellent guy that was such a joy to read. 

I suggest this book to all YA lovers.  By the time the book is through you'll either be much more appreciative of your best friend, or you'll be realizing you need a new one!!


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  1. I've never heard of this, but it sounds good...great review! :)

  2. Now this book sounds interesting....I have never heard of it before...

  3. Sounds like a good book! Love your review!

  4. You know, I was planning on passing this one up, but your review convinced me to give it a shot: especially this line sometimes you just have to let people go, even if it hurts, to make your life better.

    True statement! Adding it to the TBR list. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. It is amazing how people can be blind sometimes. Sounds like an interesting read.

  7. I have had some terrible friends in the past! I might need to pick this up! Great review!!


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