Book Review: Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg





Better off Friends
Author: Elizabeth Eulberg
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: February 25th 2014
Review Source: Point


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?


As a sucker for cute covers, I noticed this book on blogs during few of the “Waiting on Wednesday” meme. After seeing this beautiful cover featured many times, I had to look it up. Even though at first I thought this was a bit juvenile, I decided to give it a try. And I was glad I did. Better Off Friends is one of the most adorable stories I’ve ever read. I enjoyed this book to pieces. It took me back to my middle school days, in which we all didn't think having guy friends was possible. Then in high school, when we start to notice guys more than just friends. Remembering this was kind of cute and it really put a smile on my face.

Levi and Macallan are the type of couple you fall for instantly. They are just too adorable. They see each other and understand one another. The chemistry between the two is something very rare nowadays. However, their banter is very realistic because we all had those awkward and silly conversations with our friends. Even as awesome best friends in the opposite sex, these two are meant to be together. Anyone around them knew they would end up together one day, in which Levi and Macallan were the only silly ones, clueless of their love for one another. Seriously, this story is too cute.

Better Off Friends is told in alternative views. Yet at the end of both, her/his point of view, we get a conversation between Levi and Macallan. Pretty much we are the audience and they are providing the story of how they met. Something like the show, “How I Met Your Mother”. I found this quite cute.

Although the characters are not fully developed, as I wish they could've been, Better Off Friends is a fun  and cute read. The characters are charming and just plain adorable. Their story has the realistic feel, which made the story special to me. So if you are looking for a cute, fun and realist story to read, then Better Off Friends is the one to read.


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