Being Friends with Boys

Being Friends with Boys

3.53 (5,005 ratings by Goodreads)
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From the author of Pure and The Summer of Firsts and Lasts, a lyrical friendship story with one girl, two bands, several boys, and lots of complications. 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 stepsisters and a past full of backstabbing (female) ex-best friends, so for her, being friends with boys is refreshingly drama-free...until it isn't anymore. When a new boy enters the scene and makes Char feel like, well, a total girl...and 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 more than friends with Char...being friends with all these boys suddenly becomes a lot more complicated.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 361 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 33.02mm | 317.51g
  • Simon Pulse
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint ed.
  • 1442421606
  • 9781442421608
  • 794,266

Review quote

"McVoy's "Boys" is a fast and fun read, mainly because the author spends the extra time making each of Charlotte's pals a textured teen. Benji, who McVoy could have written as a throwaway character, is sardonic and quietly wise. Fabian is crush-worthy despite what Charlotte describes as his Kermit the Frog voice....[Char is] clever and refreshing because she's so in love with her music, because she's so believably unapologetic about getting bad grades and having little ambition for college. By the end of "Being Friends With Boys", Charlotte is forced to become the main character in a story that was supposed to be about her guys. She realizes that being a good friend doesn't have to mean being a spectator." -"The Boston Globe"
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5,005 ratings
3.53 out of 5 stars
5 25% (1,232)
4 26% (1,302)
3 32% (1,581)
2 13% (644)
1 5% (246)
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