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 steCharlotte 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 freeuntil it isn t any .When a new boy enters the scene and makes Char feel like, well, a total girld 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 than friends with Char.g friends with all these boys suddenly becomes a lot complicated.
Being Friends with Boys 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 Lik
This book was okay, I did read the whole thing, so that says something, but it was definitely not what I expected I was frustrated a lot of the time.A few complaints The book is different than what I expected from the synopsis There isn t much real romance except for at the end The rest is just confusing with no hints at all as to what the other characters feelings are I don t understand why Oliver gets mad at her or ignores her for like the entire book And I can t believe the main character jus [...]
3.5 stars Don t forget who your real friends are Charlotte has always hung out with the boys she practically grew up with Oliver and when Trip moved to their new school, they ve been inseparable since Over the summer they grew even closer when they started messing around in Oliver s basement, what started off as fun and a bunch of laughs soon developed in a four group band with Abe called Sad Jackal You had Oliver singing and messing around on guitar, Trip being the heart and soul of the group, [...]
Originally reviewed here.I approached Being Friends With Boys with a bit of trepidation See, those of you who read my blog regularly know by now that contemporary isn t what I call my thing , on top of which I ve been in a complete YA reading slump as of late Being Friends With Boys sounded or less like the perfect YA contemp for me, and I was so afraid that it wouldn t live up to that expectation Well friends, I m happy to say, it surpassed it Being Friends With Boys wasn t cutesy or fluffy or [...]
Soooo i finally finished reading this one Yay me.What a disappointment Seriously.LOOK at the title doesn t it just grab your heart and call out your soul It s about Being friends with boys for god s sake BOYS.If someone asked me as to what i expected out of this book here , I would have easily pointed out stuff like Love triangle , Lots of music , A really great premises and ofcourse , BOYS I m a romantic , So cheesy ideas come naturally to me.you come across many books where you read about extr [...]
A wave of unexpected pleasure sweeps over me, and I hunch down farther into the cushions, not wanting anyone to see if they look up This is my song this sad, lame, wierd thing I wrote, this mysterious thing that came out of me and they ve made it into somethingYou know, this would be an acceptable statement, had it not been the twenty seventh time in a span of 50 pages that you ve tried to shove it down our throats And guys, there were a lot pages to goContemporary in general is character driv [...]
I dont even know where to start.This book got so frustrating at times, and so easily.I hate how Char seem to just take things as it came I mean Oliver was such a jerk so many times and she kept running back to him like a softy Then there s Trip The relationship between them was amazing even when they weren t talking The only thing that got me mad was the lack of communication which in all honesty made it that much fun to read.He without a doubt deserve her He noticed her before anyone else even [...]
I know better than anyone that once someone s made up her mind to leave you, there s nothing you can do to make her stay.
I m still so confused as to how I felt this book The first 18 or so chapters DRAGGED on for me and I really had to force myself through it because it just wasn t grabbing my attention I wasn t falling in love with the characters All around it just felt like a story I had heard before Then in the last two chapters all the sudden it gets pretty cute Could this just be me getting emotional that I was almost finished and could start my next read Nah, it was genuinely cute But just that Not extraordi [...]
Review also on my blog wrapped up in booksThe overwhelming majority of my friends are guys I quickly learned in college that it was far easier to have guys as roommates I was drawn to this title because I figured it would be something I could relate to, and I was right I ve been through many of the same issues that Charlotte deals with in this book that tend to crop up when girls are friends with guys the gay guy crush, the just a friend guy whose girlfriend can t deal, the guy friend you may li [...]
To be honest, I was not really all that thrilled with this book I pushed myself to finish it, because I was curious how everything was going to tie together in the end And again, I really was not all that impressed SPOILER ALERT Okay, so Charlotte, our main character, seems to me, to be a bit mousy and is just OK with letting other people walk over her, without putting up a fight I feel she wasn t strong enough of a main character, and while she was going thru some stuff throughout the ENTIRE bo [...]
I gave this book 3.5 stars.The synopsis of this book is a little misleading, but the overall plot is very cute and very high school chic I loved the main character, Charlotte, she was a strong and talented lead and McVoy gave her a magnificent storyline.I recommend this to readers who just want an easy and quick read that leaves them feeling good.
This was definitely different from what I had gathered from the synopsis.It felt okay for me I was able to get through it without much trouble, but I wasn t full in it, and there wasn t much romance until the end.
Review originally posted on Rather Be Reading BlogAhh, the age old question of whether or not guys and girls can really be friends Readers, I m here to tell you I still don t know the answer to that one I d like to say yes, but based on my own personal experiences it s not looking too good And maybe that s why I connected so strongly to Char s story She s not exactly your typical girl and we know how much that can make you an outcast in high school She s not too big on fashion, not the best stud [...]
Being Friends with Boys is about friendship It explores friendships with girls, boys, and sisters It shows that being friends with boys isn t always greener on the other side All relationships have problems, arguments, fall outs, and boys are not always easy to understand or communicate with They lie, keep secrets, and shut you out just the same as girls The other huge plot point of the book is the dynamic of a being in a band I wish the synopsis had mentioned this being a bigger plot point beca [...]
Originally featured on yareads, review by KionaCharlotte is just one of the guys She always thought being friends with boys would be much drama free than being friends with girls And she was right, for awhile She and her best guy pals spent their time practicing, playing video games, and just hanging out But then her best friend, Trip, leaves their band, which, coincidentally enough, changes Charlotte s entire world.For anyone who s ever wanted to know what it s like to be one of the guys, this [...]
3.5 5 Got it from Simon Schuster Galley Grab Thanks I was already planning to read this one even before I found out it was up for grabs on galley grab and I snatched two , which is nice Despite the lack of the monthly newsletter, I m glad that Simon and Schuster didn t completely discontinue the service But it ll be great if the newsletter is back Those titles I bumped into were completely accidental And I don t always have the time to check it out, and I don t like missing out on stuff So pleas [...]
Terra Elan McVoy s a local author I ve never read any of her books before this one, but I own a couple because I try to buy a book or two when I visit Little Shop of Stories, my favorite local shop, and they generally have signed copies of her books in stock Plus, several of them sounded like cute contemporaries right up my alley This purchase was an excellent one Being Friends with Boys does a great job depicting high school friendship and the complexities of emotions.Generally, when I m really [...]
Again Boys Boys BOYS That feeling when you think you ve had enough of them but what you really feel is like they are everything to you 1 Boys Sometimes a girl just needs one But a lot can be better too.This book is about being friends with boys They are pretty complicated sometimes because of how they react or how they view stuff in life But most of the time they are just like just normal friends who listens and goofs around with I really liked how Charlotte has a lot of guy friends I also like [...]
3.5 5Oh Thank God Lately, I ve been feeling less than enthusiastic over the stuff I ve been picking I think I ve had me fill of girls saving the world post apoc whatever Apparently, it takes a bunch of teenagers who don t know what they want and how to say what they want once they ve figured things out to get me pumped Being Friends with Boys is not without its problems, take the girl who s not aware of what she s got going for her, take her very complicated non love life but I enjoyed it It sta [...]
ACTUAL RATING 4.5 5 That s your problem, Char You re friends with all these boys Being Friends With BoysWow, who knew being friends with boys could be so complicated Well, it was for Charlotte I read two other books by this author which I loved and thought were very good So I was excited when I was reading this I was glad that I was able to It was really good A nice,messy read with a new perspective on friends, first dates, and romance along with facing your fears and finding out what you love C [...]
I loved this book seriously adored it And what makes it so darn good It s the characters McVoy has the gentlest touch with the people she creates It isn t very long before I m completely sucked into every aspect of their lives At about page 159, after growling out loud, I felt compelled to fire off a tweet of utter frustration to McVoy I d fallen in love with three possibly even four of the boys in this story And even worse, I had no ideas how this book could possibly end without my own heart be [...]
I think this book had a lot of potential, but in my opinion it fell short I just think that the plot was okay, and the characters where under developed which js something i cannot look past Also, Charlotte was sooo annoying She was always complaining about everything and didnt realize that she made all of these situations because of her choices I just really couldnt connect with the main character which sucks But i really did love Trip, i wouldve loved to read of him and just hnnng Im giving jt [...]
3.5I thought this book was super cute I have this signed paperback copy with a Sad Jackal sticker that I ve just sort of been looking at and admiring for a few years a while, and I always kind of walk past my bookshelf and look at it for a bit and debate on reading it but for some reason I never get around to doing so But today was the day Charlotte s voice was really distinct and strong from the start, but not in a way that was overpowering or off putting It was a little fumbly, a little awkwar [...]
Charlotte has been friends with boys forever Every friend she had that was a girl always left her This book is mainly about Charlotte and her guy friends Abe, Oliver, and Trip who are all in a band together named Sad Jackal Charlotte and Trip are super close and one he leaves the band Charlotte doesn t have much time with him Then Charlottes life got to complicated with who she decided to like and be friends with.The primary theme in this book is that your true friends will stick around no mater [...]
So I didn t hate it but I hated it ya know The MC s way of life is very similar to mine all my friends are men Always have been And because of that life can get complicated Again, super relatable But it was a struggle for me to relive this story, and it not match my own experiences.
First I must start by saying I am a huge, huge fan of Terra Elan McVoy I picked her book Pure up on a whim and fell in love with the story It wasn t my usual kind of book or subject matter, but it was so fascinating I couldn t put it down Basically, I have been a fan ever since When I heard she was writing a new book I was ecstatic And then when I was offered an ARC I was so over the moon And let me tell you it was exactly what I expect from McVoy Was it as good as Pure for me, no way, but it st [...]
When I read Terra Elan McVoy s first novel, Pure, two summers ago, I had a hard time relating to the main character and caring about the plot because I am not religious Pure is about what happens when one of four friends bonded by purity rings breaks her pledge But McVoy s writing kept me buying her novels I absolutely loved the two first person narrators who each wrote in unique poetry in After the Kiss and reading about the different lives of three sisters in The Summer of Firsts and Lasts So [...]
Why did I wait so long to read a Terra Elan McVoy book I d heard great things about her writing, but for some reason I never got around to buying one of her books So I was excited to see Being Friends With Boys on GalleyGrab, and made use of the opportunity to finally read a Terra Elan McVoy book And I ended up loving it I love the topic of boy girl friendships why aren t there of them in YA The topic is interesting, and the relationships are handled really well in Being Friends With Boys I lik [...]
This was a good book, if not a particularly noteworthy one Like Criminal which I will get around to reviewing properly, I promise , its focus is on enormous realism, almost to the point of naturalism It makes it a relatable book, and an honest one But it doesn t stand out much in my mind, and at times, I kind of wished McVoy would be a little less naturalistic, that she d write about a less typical protagonist doing less typical things.Still, there s a lot to like here McVoy does a very good job [...]
Review taken from my YA book blog Little Paper Rose 3.5 Being Friends with Boys I d say, centered around friendship old friends, current friends, new friends, lost friends Charlotte will lose and gain friends and, perhaps, something McVoy shows a true picture of friendship, how you sometimes lose friends without prior warning and how you sometimes gain friends through unlikely events This was a greatly easy going, flowing kind of read The writing was clean and simple.What you know is that Charl [...]