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Just Friends (Hanya Teman Biasa)

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  5,951 Ratings  ·  206 Reviews
Freya dan Jack sudah berteman selama lebih dari sepuluh tahun. Tentu saja, mereka tidak selalu rukun. Freya sebal dengan selera Jack pada gadis-gadis belia yang tak ada isinya, dan Jack kesal dengan kesinisan Freya terhadap kelemahan manusia---terutama kelemahan Jack.

Jadi ketika Freya, yang baru diputuskan pacarnya, pindah ke apartemen Jack untuk sementara, suasana mulai m
Paperback, 560 pages
Published January 2011 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published 2000)
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Suzie Quint
Apr 03, 2011 Suzie Quint rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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Shannon Stults
This book covers one of my favorite concepts in romantic literature: the best friend guy. He's like my all-time favorite guy. I had so much hope for this book, which was probably my downfall. Not that the book was bad, but I had such high hopes for it and it turned out to be simply an "ok" book. There were moments I laughed, of course, but I feel like I would have done o few things differently. Not to mention a few particular things that had me wanting to throw the book across the room, some thi ...more
Katherine 黄爱芬
Mar 26, 2011 Katherine 黄爱芬 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chicklit
Terus terang untuk segi cerita sih sebenarnya tidak jelek2 amat namun aetelah episode Jack ML dengan Tash adik tiri Freya....
Langsung ilfil banget-nget ama Jack.. Bayangkan!! Sebagai laki2, sudah ga becus cari duit, juga ga bisa mengontrol selangkangannya... watdepuk!!!
Masalahnya bukan soal Jack ML dgn Tash, tapi inilah yang namanya mengkhianati kepercayaan seorang teman..ilfil banget d ama tipe co ky gini. Sepintas terlihat co baik2 namun ga bisa mengendalikan libido sama aja dengan penjaha
Mar 01, 2011 Ririn rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: people who love assholes as heroes
Recommended to Ririn by: my stupid self
mari kita pertanyakan dulu tentang cover yg dipilih oleh gpu ini... kayanya yg menyetujui/memilih cover ini ga baca bukunya... karena kedua tokoh utama dalam buku ini berambut pirang -_-;; terlebih lagi, tokoh ceweknya (Freya) potongan rambutnya pendek seperti laki2 -_-;; jadi siapakah 2 org dalam cover inii??

berbulan2 yg lalu, saya membaca novel Perfect Strangers by Robyn Sissman yg lumayan saya suka. tapi sepertinya keputusan untuk membeli buku Just Friends ini adalah suatu kesalahan >_<
Jul 20, 2007 Lindsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Girls who want a fun read
Shelves: funreads
Look at your circle of guy friends. Could the love of your life be standing right in front of you and you don't even know it?

That is what this book is all about. It's a lighthearted novel about a girl with a group of friends and a problem with finding the guy whose right for her. She has two good girlfriends and a best guy friend, all of whom are close.

Througout the book, you'll follow her and her friends as they experience situations that have most likely happened to you or your friends. It i
Mar 18, 2010 Tory rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Classic, predictable chick-lit.

What really annoyed me about this book was the mix of English and American phrases. It was about an English girl living in America, and all the Americans in the book spoke like English people.

Understandable if the author was British and hadn't spent much time in America... but she's American. She might live in England now, but surely she isn't so out of touch that she doesn't know how American's speak. And if she is? Then an editor needed to point that out. As an
May 20, 2009 Tessia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
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Reading the back the book made me think about this movie with Ashley Judd and Hugh Jackman, where they become fighting roommates and then perfect soulmates. The book was better than I expected. There was honest character introspective, which is always nice from a book with a pink dress on the cover.
Jul 07, 2009 Kate rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, brain-candy
Too many dealbreakers and too much harshness considering the premise is a promise of fluff and a foregone-conclusion happy ending. Could have been a heck of a lot better and a lot more fun.
CJ - It's only a Paper Moon

Not a bad book but a little dry and dusty. I don't know how else to explain it (that's a lie, of course I can explain it I'm just not going to).

Both characters are self-absorbed, isolated selfish people who can be both cruel and gentle. They are flawed to the point where at first you don't know if you like them or just hanging out with them. Sort of like the people you only hang out with at a bar but the minute you are summoned to their house for dinner you hesitate.


Jack is a writer and
Anastasia Cynthia
Feb 03, 2012 Anastasia Cynthia rated it really liked it
Shelves: own-a-copy, chicklit
Menceritakan tentang kisah sepasang sahabat, Freya dan Jake yang mengaku keduanya hanyalah teman biasa. Iya, hanya teman biasa, sampai Freya diusir keluar dari apartemen kekasihnya, Michael--si pengacara ganteng. Dan Jake tak sengaja bertemu gadis itu di jalan. Terlunta-lunta, mencari tempat tinggal, lantaran tempat tinggalnya berada bermil-mil jauhnya di tanah Britania.

Jake dengan serta-merta menawari gagasan itu, agar Freya menumpang di apartemennya dulu, hingga gadis itu berhasil mencari tem
Shelley Murray
Sep 23, 2009 Shelley Murray rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, reviewed
This is a story about a couple of true misfits: Freya, a career woman in her mid-thirties that just can’t seem to get her act together, and Jack, a best-selling writer who can’t sit down and actually write. Freya keeps trying throughout the book to be some sexy, flirty young thing, at the same time wanting her boyfriend, Michael, to propose and dreading it. She doesn’t know what she wants, and I think that’s something that speaks to every devourer of chick lit. And then there’s Jack – poor, hope ...more
This is the story about Jack and Freya - two people living in New York who have been friends for ten years or thereabouts. The book follows similar themes to When Harry Met Sally e.g. can men and women ever be Just Friends or will something always get in the way?

The characters were surprisingly three dimensional for a chick lit novel. Jack is a playboy who chases after women that he has no need to commit to, but a lot of his actions are driven by trying to win his millionaire father's approval a
Meredith Y
I have to give this book a mixed review. The premise is conventional, but one that I often enjoy - good friends find out that they can be more than friends. The author goes about it in a very roundabout way, however, spending a good 3/4 of the book establishing the characters and their lives. Frankly, the first part of the novel dragged. Finally, when the plot livens up and you are excited to read what happens next, the novel ends! Nevertheless, the characters are believable and likeable, with t ...more
Amanda Morris
May 09, 2007 Amanda Morris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
This book is an unsung masterpiece within the "chick-lit" genre. Do certain parts test the limits of what is believable? Well, yes, but it is fiction! And it all works. There are so many "scenes" in this book that are legitimately laugh-out-loud funny and the two main characters are really endearing. I think it would be a cute movie, and at one point I'm pretty sure it had been optioned but I don't think anything ever came of it. Anyway, I recommend it for anyone who likes a good "When Harry Met ...more
It started out to be a simple chick-lit, but then decided to become clever. Felt like the author was trying too hard, and after all the drama I would have liked to see (view spoiler) actually spend some time together as a couple.

Very 90s, but points for cleverness and wit. Three stars.
Sep 26, 2012 Lucia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Horrible,si lo termine de leer fue por que dentro de mi en algún lugar recóndito imagine que podría mejorar ... pero mejor me olvido de eso.
Jan 19, 2016 Michelle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
There were very few parts in this book that I actually got into and truly enjoyed. Overall this book was a disappointment.
Lies Tangalayuk
Oct 29, 2014 Lies Tangalayuk rated it it was ok
Shelves: adult, romance
This is a typical novel that I will never read for the second time. The male character is just too coward and the female character is too desperate. And Tash? Just don't!
Jun 24, 2007 DeliaC rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
hasn't everyone gone through their chick lit phase? this one was better than usual. at least the female character wasn't a total neurotic freak.
Susan Prosser
Jul 16, 2014 Susan Prosser rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Seriousely her SISTER?! And she just forgives that? No way lost me strait away wen that happened
Penny Gumbel
Meh. Rom-com at its mediocre best.
Apr 08, 2011 Tammy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Honestly, I think it only became interesting within the last 100 pages or so.
Siobhàn Salomé
Typiquement le genre de bouquin que j'ai envie de filer à ceux qui pensent que la chick lit, c'est des histoires de cruches qui tombent amoureuses de Ken milliardaires. Comment ça, c'est pas objectif ?

C'est léger, c'est vrai. C'est cucul, c'est sûr. Mais c'est extrêmement bien écrit, efficace, parfaitement structuré -les personnages, surtout, sont tous suffisament fouillés et humains (bon, ok, peut-être pas Tash) pour nous faire oublier le côté prévisible de l'intrigue. J'ai particulièrement aim
Oceane Prt
Just friends is book written in English only (I'm french). I’ve bought it when I went to GB with my parents in a cute library, and it cost 1£. I didn’t even take the time to take a look at the synopsis but the front page seemed to be quite cool.

This book is rather long, (about 500 pages) for a love story. Actually it’s more about friendship than love. Freya and Jack argue all day long but they have to live together and this is quite funny for many reasons. First they are grown ups adults but the
Kylie Crawford
Jan 25, 2017 Kylie Crawford rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Genuinely funny—I was snorting so much in our living room that my roommates started eyeing me—but at its base, I just couldn't get on board with the main characters.

Both Freya and Jack are, at their cores, very selfish and narcissistic people that the author can't quite pull off. I can't decide if this book simply needs more length to flesh out the sections of character development, or if it needs to be sliced to pieces. Perhaps people really are this immature and selfish, but here it is a monum

Damn. Setelah lama gak baca chicklit saya iseng baca Just Friend, dan .... F*CK saya tersihir, sampai nangis nangis gak jelas (lebay).

Sebenarnya ceritanya sederhana dan ‘chicklit’ banget. Saya sudah pernah baca tema yang sama pada buku Asking For Trouble, yang sudah dimoviekan juga. Sayang yang ini sedikit lebih bikin hati sakit. Kenapa?

1. Karena Jack tidur dengan adik tiri Freya (yang jalang itu) di rumah orangtua Freya, sehari sebelum pernikahan adiknya. Dan adik tiri
Dec 30, 2016 Desirée rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Leído el 28/03/2009
Gail Monds
Jan 22, 2017 Gail Monds rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book was not a run of the mill story. The characters were true and the storyline believable. I loved it.
Aug 15, 2008 Norabee rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: writers
Freya is a thirty-something, Britain-born, artist protégé. Her story begins as she prepares for what she thinks will be her engagement dinner with her boyfriend Michael, who she's been living with for a while - he's got the credentials - he's an attorney and even though he doesn't exactly make Freya's heart "sing" - she figures the time is right - but it's not to be, Michael has actually called for this dinner in order to break up with Freya, for he feels as she does - that their relationship is ...more
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