Hello everyone, I´ve come again to post another review for the DAC and this time is for the lovely author Elizabeth Eulberg. This is not my first book of hers so I sort of knew what was I getting into when I read it (that by the way I ended in least than a day)
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
Every person that already read anything of this author knows that is a certain pattern to her stories. Well, Better off Friends is told from Levi and Macallan perspective.
Levi moves from California to this new school and meets Macallan, when they're both 11, first she is reclutant to be friends with him but once they found that have something in common is like a cllick and then the book takes us through their relationship untill they are 16.
As you may infer from the synopsis this a typical story, two best friends who can't live without each other that end up falling in love, but the thing is that has Euldberg seal. Her special way to develop characters, makes you fall in love with them and you suddenly can't stop reading.
Macallan has her own problems, like the way she has to deal with losing her mother in an accident and all the pity she gets from others, but she is a strong character, so human, you can't help but to like her and relate to her feelings. And Levi is so full of insecurities and never reacts like the prince charming that we all so used to in YA novels wich is also a very clever way to humanize him.
This novel has no extraordinary plot and yet offers surprises in the story and a lot of sarcasm and witty comments from the characters.
To summs things up, if you´re looking for a good time with an inocent romantic novel, this is your book. And all former fans of "Take a Vow" or "The Lonely Hearts Club" won't be dissapointed.
Little Note: I did laugh a little bit with the whole possibility to name your characters as brands of jeans or expensive booze.
Final Score: 4/5