My Best Friend and Other Enemies by Catherine Wilkins, Illustrated by Sarah Horne
Yay, Real Life has stopped kicking me! I have return-ed – and I’m fairly sure no one missed me but never mind! I’m happy to be back anyway!
And even though I haven’t been blogging, I have still been reading and take a peek at this one! Easily one of the funniest books I’ve read in a while and certainly one of the better books I’ve read in the last few weeks (it’s been a dry patch. So frustrating when that happens!). This one cheered me right up…
Loved this one, and so will you if you like Jacqueline Wilson or Cathy Cassidy. It follows Jess, who’s always been best friends forever with Nadine. That is, until Amelia turns up. Suddenly, she and Nadine are going on special trips to McDonalds, just them two, and Jess starts finding herself left out of things, not to mention how mean and snide Amelia is to her. Then, one day, Jess finds that Nadine and Amelia have started up a new gang, and she’s pointedly not invited. So Jess decides to start her own girl gang, to show once and for all that’s she’s just FINE without her best friend. And it just snowballs from there, each gang trying to be better than the other! However, is Jess really getting the big picture, or is there more to Nadine and Amelia than she thinks?