Better Off Friends
by Elizabeth Eulberg
Macallan lost her mother in a tragic car accident just a few month ago. Everywhere that Macallan goes, she gets sympathetic looks from her classmates and teachers. It's exhausting especially when all she wants to do it focus on her schoolwork and forget her sadness.
Levi just moved to Wisconsin from California and had high hopes that he would start the new school year as the cool new kid. Unfortunately, his pony tail makes him stand out in all the wrong ways and his love for a BBC comedy show confuses people.
When Levi and Macallan meet, they don't really connect until it turns out that Levi's favorite show is Macallan's favorite show. Now someone thinks Levi is cool and someone doesn't look at Macallan with sad eyes. They each now have that one person to trust, share secrets, and have inside jokes that no one else understands.
As time goes one, these BFFs become so close that everyone else assumes they are a couple, even when they're not. Seriously! A guy and a girl can be best friends without any romance, right?
Final thoughts: Cotton candy fluff book. This one is a teen rom-com with all the twists and turns. The alternating points of view are nice, though the voices are basically the same either way. Maybe it's a formatting issue with this NetGalley version, but the "conversations" at the end of each chapter between the two leads, as well as the alternating PoV in the final chapters became very confusing because there was no way to identify who was speaking. Fun and fluffy with no real brain strain.