Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

I heard about this book the first time by one of my favourite YouTubers, Christine Riccio—polandbananasBOOKS. After getting wary of reading dystopian and fantasy (how could I?), I decided to pick up a stand-alone contemporary book.

Everybody thinks guys and girls can’t be best friends. Levi and Macallan don’t get why they are viewed as a couple even though they consider each other only friends. They have so many things in common. They know each other better than themselves and they finish each other’s sentences. And, sometimes, they also scare off their dates.

The humour in this book is actually understandable and hilarious. Teenagers are the funniest species on Earth. I gobbled this book up like a piece of Belgian chocolate. Although it seems like it, the book is not at all cheesy or full of romantic scenes. It’s actually more of a friends-but-not-only-friends book.

I loved how casual the writing was. The book is about teenagers and told by teenagers, so it is only right to have an informal tone. And that was done perfectly by Elizabeth Eulberg. The POV’s changed from Levi’s to Macallan’s and I found that so helpful, to know what they both thought and felt. The great thing was that you could know even without the heading who was talking, because you get so used to the characters and their personalities.

The book is written in a very interesting way. The story begins with Levi and Macallan texting each other. One by one, they start to recall, in order, the different parts of their high school life. It was really fun to read about how they handled the situations that arose—and kept arising—, messed up, and then teased one another about it later.

I’d recommend this book to everyone. It’s an awesome book and words don’t even describe it. Although, if you don’t like when problems keep arising, this is not for you. But even then, you should definitely give it a chance. Who know? Maybe it’ll become an all-time favourite.

Favourite Quote: “So, as I was saying, guys and girls can be friends.
Best friends.
And what’s better than falling in love with your best friend?



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