The teen years are full of adventures that usually involve a friend that one might call ‘best’. The friend who gets in trouble, becomes a close confidant and trusty sidekick all on one package. Today’s book list looks at the best friend who turns to the dark side and does the unforgiveable ….dum….dum…..dahhhhhhh.
Regina is the henchwoman of the most powerful group of girls in school AND the best friend of quiet possibly one of the most evil girls in YA. When Anna (evil best friend) believes Regina’s made a move on her boyfriend, the world of Hallowell High dives into chaos as retribution is handed out. Except Regina’s not going to take it laying down….
When Annabel is found in a compromising position with her best friend’s boyfriend, Sophie excommunicates her from their group. (Yes, this sounds familiar to the previous title but emotionally they are two very distinct stories.) Annabel retreats into herself and it is through her friendship with the rehabilitated Owen (anger issues) that she starts finding her voice at school and at home.
Spurred on by her best friend Tahni’s jibes that she’s without a love life, Midge creates a fictional boyfriend. When the boyfriend she invented turns up at school, Midge’s untruth has the potential to unravel but Ben saves the day. But he may not be as perfect as the boyfriend she created.
Other titles to check out:
- Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan (Text)
- Notes from a Teenage Underground by Simmone Howell (Macmillan)
- Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard (HarperCollins)