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Being Friends with Boys

Being Friends with Boys

For Ages: 14 and up
From the author of Pure and The Summer of Firsts and Lasts, a friendship story with one girl, 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 might want to be more than friends with Char…being friends with all these boys suddenly becomes a lot more complicated.
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  • Simon Pulse | 
  • 368 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442421592 | 
  • May 2012 | 
  • Grades 9 and up
List Price $16.99
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Chapter One

I’m on my way up the stairs to my locker Monday morning when Abe comes down the other direction. He sees me and goes, “Trip’s out of the band,” over his shoulder, halfway past me on the staircase already.

“What?” is all I say back. Really, I’m thinking three things at once:

1. Oliver is such an asshole for not discussing this with me first.

2. I knew I should’ve gone to practice on Saturday. And,

3. Why didn’t Trip call me?

Abe sees my face and points down the stairs. “I know. But I gotta head.”

“Later,”... see more

About the Author

Terra Elan McVoy
photo credit: Robin Henson

Terra Elan McVoy

Terra Elan McVoy has held a variety of jobs centered around reading and writing, from managing an independent children’s bookstore, to teaching writing classes, and even answering fan mail for Captain Underpants. Terra lives and works in the same Atlanta neighborhood where her novels After the Kiss, Being Friends with Boys, and Pure are set. She is also the author of The Summer of Firsts and Lasts, Criminal (an Edgar Award nominee), and In Deep. To learn more, visit TerraElan.com and follow Terra on Twitter at @TerraMcVoy.

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