Title: My Worst Best Friend
Written by: Dyan Sheldon
Release date: January, 2010
Source: Won at Chicklish, thank you Luisa for the opportunity to win this book!
Gracie and Savannah are best friends despite being totally different. Savannah is beautiful, outrageous and irresistible to the opposite sex. Gracie is shy, smart and would rather be learning about lizards than meeting boys. Together they make a great if surprising team and it seems like nothing could come between them but Gracie begins to question Savannah's reliance on lies and manipulation to get her own way and wonders whether her friend is quite as confident as she seems. When Gracie meets a boy she really likes, and Savannah comes between them, Gracie realizes that maybe it's time she started thinking for herself. The two friends may never be as close as they were but they've learned a great deal from each other. This is a witty and very funny story about friendship, keeping your own identity and moving on.
Gracie and Savannah are what you call Soul Sisters, best friends who do everything together. Gracie is the shy one. She’s the one who wants to save the world and the environment. Savannah is the popular one, the girl who make heads turns when she enters a room and has no problem with communicating with the other gender. What do these girls have in common? Nothing at all and that makes the story so relatable. I mean we all had a friend in high school who’s the total opposite of yourself. I mean I had.
From the father to Cooper, all of the characters are so adorable. I loved the way Dylan described Cooper, he was way too quirky, but quirky in a good way. At some points Savannah’s character did annoy me. The girl keeps on lying, cheating and there’s a lot of OHMYGOD in her sentences. But the girl had something, something that makes Gracie as a friend believe in her goodness.
I wonder why we keep those friends and justify all the bad stuff they do. Is it because we want to believe that they couldn’t be that bad and that they must have had a good reason?
This was the first book I read written by Dylan Sheldon, but I looked the books up that she has written. And did you know that she has written ‘Confessions of a teenage drama queen?” and that it’s a series! I never knew that, I loved the movie with Lindsay Lohan, but I never knew that it was based on a book. I probably am going to check them out at the library or otherwise maybe even order a copy of the first book.
If you want a light, fun and quick book, definitely try this one out.