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Waiting on Wednesday: Being Friends with Boys by Terra Elan McVoy

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

Being Friends with Boys by Terra Elan McVoy

Expected Release Date: May 1, 2012

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 any more.

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.

(summary via goodreads)

I found myself pleasantly surprised by McVoy’s debut Pure.  Her second novel, After the Kiss, is high on my to-read list (I just have to get through this semester first).  I’m not going to lie: the concept of this novel resonates with me.  I’ve always been a girl with a lot of guy friends, and while I don’t know that I’ve ever found myself in Char’s exact situation, I can certainly relate to the feeling that boys are easier to deal with than girls.*

At any rate, this looks like it might be a pretty cute summer read.  I’m looking forward to it.

What are you waiting on this week?

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9 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Being Friends with Boys by Terra Elan McVoy

  1. I am so excited for a book. I think it’s very.. fresh, I guess. I like the plot idea. Being friends with boys IS drama free. About time someone wrote the book on it.

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