Publisher: Walker Books
Release Date: 1st February 2010
Other Titles by this Author: Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Planet Janet, Confessions of a Hollywood Star and many more
“Promise me you’ll always be my best friend, Gracie,” said Savanna.“No matter what happens. Promise. Promise. Promise.” I laughed. “Of course I will,” I promised.
It was a no-brainer. There was nothing that could ever end our friendship. We were soul sisters. We were cosmic twins and would be forever.
As least that’s what I thought then.
My Worst Best Friend is a funny, sparky and heart-warming tale of the ups and downs of friendship.
Dyan Sheldon has written a cast of unforgettable and lovable characters. Gracie is a character that I immediately identified with: plain, quiet and a bit of a soft-touch. I really enjoyed reading about her preoccupation with protecting the environment and her love for lizards. I found it very hard to make my mind up about Savanna, though. Her word confusions were hilarious but her manipulation of Gracie was horrible and even made me cringe a little at times. But it was Cooper who I especially enjoyed reading about with his love for old movies, quirky dress sense and peculiar turns of phrase.
The way that My Worst Best Friend is written sucks you in and pins you to your seat until the very last page. The simplistic and easy to follow prose and engaging plot draws you into Gracie’s world with both humour and teen trauma. I read it one sitting over a period of only a couple of hours and I wasn’t even aware of the time passing.
The subject of a worst best friend is a situation that I imagine that everybody can relate to. I know I can! This accessibility really enhanced my connection with the characters of My Worst Best Friend as I could not only sympathise, but empathise with Gracie’s situation.
I feel like I’ve been missing out on Dyan Sheldon, My Worst Best Friend being my first book by her, so I’ll definitely be reading more of her work in the future.
For my 2010 100+ Reading Challenge