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Mandafofanda Reads Lots

The world isn't just the way it is. It is how we understand it, no?

And in understanding something, we bring something to it, no?
Doesn't that make life a story?

- Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Being Friends with Boys - Terra Elan McVoy I've seemed to become tired of the typical doesn't-know-she's-hot-girl-with-tragic-background-that-attracts-the-attention-of-the-hot-player-boy stories. So this book was refreshingly different in that it's - just like the title says - about being friends with boys, and the ups and downs of having guys as your closest friends.

This isn't one of those ah-mazing books, but it's a fun light read that has a lot going for it. It's not about the popular kids, or the social rejects, but about a group of normal high schoolers that are good friends and are in a band together. One thing that really makes this book shine are the many flawed yet likeable characters, each with their distinct personality (Benji!). McVoy also goes into details about Char's lyric writing process, how the band comes up with melodies, and the general work put into making a band successful.

Surprisingly enjoyable.