Wednesday, 3 January 2018

πŸ“š ARC REVIEW - SECOND BEST FRIEND by Non Pratt

Second Best Friend
by Non Pratt
Publisher - Barrington Stoke
Release Date - 15th January 2018
Buy - Amazon | Book Depository

Jade and Becky are best friends, but when Jade’s ex-boyfriend lets on that everyone thinks Becky is the better of the two, Jade finds herself noticing just how often she comes second to her best friend. There’s nothing Jade is better at than Becky.

So when Jade is voted in as Party Leader ahead of her school’s General Election only to find herself standing against Becky, Jade sees it as a chance to prove herself. If there’s one thing she can win, it’s this election – even if it means losing her best friend.
My first review of 2018...Author of Truth or Dare, Remix and my absolute favourite Trouble, Non Pratt delivers another brilliant and honestly refreshing novella on friendship, rivalry, jealousy and politics. It's a story that everyone will relate too. 

What happens when your boyfriend your going out with, utterly hot and the popular guy of the school say's: I'm only going out with you because [insert your best friend] didn't."? What happens when the person you just dumped wanted your best friend all along, what if you become second best and all you do is compare yourself to that person? Well that is what Jade does, she goes into a state of denial, and after her ex-boyfriend's last passing comment she can't help but feel that Becky, her best friend is better than her. 

What I loved about this book was how honest and relatable, the whole scene and characters were. The school scene, social scene and the relationship we have with other people. Jade had a hard lesson to learn but also the realisation that we, us, you, the world will look upon another person and think 'she's better than me', it's human nature - but you are the better person to realise and admit this to yourself that you're hurting that other person and becoming someone else in the process. 

Rating - 🌟🌟🌟.5

Thank you to Barrington Stoke for sending a copy in exchange for an honest review. 

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