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Just Friends

3.54 of 5 stars 3.54  ·  rating details  ·  3,958 ratings  ·  174 reviews
Thirtysomethings Freya and Jack have been just friends for more than ten years. Of course, they've had their differences. Freya doesn't approve of Jack's taste for student teeny-boppers from Planet Bubblegum, and Jack has problems with Freya's utter scorn for human frailty - especially his own.
So when Freya, dumped by her lawyer boyfriend, moves temporarily into Jack's apa...more
Paperback, 393 pages
Published July 30th 2002 by Ballantine Books (first published 2000)
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Suzie Quint
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Katherine St. Vincent 黄爱芬
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...more
Lindsey
Jul 20, 2007 Lindsey rated it 5 of 5 stars
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...more
Ririn Miu
Mar 10, 2011 Ririn Miu rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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 >_<...more
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
Tory
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...more
Kristen
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.
Kate
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.
Elley Murray
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
Anastasia Cynthia
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...more
Amanda
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...more
Tessia
Jun 03, 2009 Tessia rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
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Kathy
Okay, although I am of course a highly cultured intellectual and I drink my tea with my pinky finger crooked, I have been known to wallow in the cotton candy world of chick-lit or romance from time to time.
And I was in need of a quick read and a diversion, since the world is too much with us and all that.
Thus, Just Friends.

It has all the sweet predictable quality of many a book of this genre and it has
1. Great clothes.
2. Excellent food.
3. Bitchy step sister.
4. Artistic people who somehow live we...more
Julieta
Okey, le tenía una gran expectativa a este libro. Pero mis iluciones se vieron derrumbadas toda la primera mitad del relato porque me resultó un total bodrio. Tal vez sea que estoy malacostumbrada a las lecturas fáciles, rapidas y simples de los libros juveniles.
Los escenarios son bien detallados al igual que la introducción al contexto en el que viven los personajes; quizás por eso se me hicieron algo pesadas.
Pero luego... todo de repente me entuasiasma más. Me doy cuenta que he dejado de est...more
Dynamite
RESEÑA COMPLETA

Freya es una mujer de treinta y cinco años que vive en Nueva York. Lleva cinco meses viviendo con Michael, un hombre inteligente, pasivo y dado a la rutina, y espera que este le pida por fin matrimonio. Todo se tuerce cuando él decide que no están hechos el uno para el otro y pone fin a su relación. Freya solo tiene dos personas a las que recurrir: Cat,
su mejor y alocada amiga, y Jack, un escritor un par de años menor que ella, el cual solo piensa en vivir la vida y divertirse y e...more
Christinnatalia
Chicklit yang satu ini agak berbeda dengan chicklit kebanyakan. Tidak ada romansa cinta ceria yang bikin penasaran atau deg-degan. Tokoh-tokohnya bisa dibilang lebih 'gelap' dalam artian tidak ada kelakuan konyol kekanak-kanakan. Konfliknya sendiri terasa panjang karena yang dikedepankan adalah konflik internal kedua tokoh utama, dengan sudut pandang bergantian antara keduanya. Mereka punya masalah dan perspektif masing-masing.

Freya adalah sosok wanita karir perkotaan yang ingin terlihat bahagi...more
Sami
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.
Saja
It was a good book, fun to read. HOWEVER cliché. It was so obvious right from the start that Freya was going to end up with jack. The author has written this book from different perspectives which didn't work in this book because as the reader there was no mystery. No depth, you knew exactly what happened in different scenes and that made it expected and cliched, it had potential to shock you and to emotionally provoke you but the writing style ruined it. For example had the whole book been from...more
DeliaC
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.
Sandra Uresti
Even though we could expect what's going to be the outcome of this story, we start it hoping for a good drama developed all the way trough the end and I just couldn't see it at the beginning. Yes, we do have drama but every character by itself. Jack with his issues; Freya with hers...and just a little bit together at the end. I was desperate to see how it was going to be that they ended up together...we figure out, yes but not quite good enough for me. Anyways, at the end it was an OK story.
I re...more
Norabee
Aug 15, 2008 Norabee rated it 2 of 5 stars
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
CJ - Drop Dead Cute
3.5

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.

Yeah.

Jack is a writer and...more
Laura Flanagan (Oscuro y Seductor Romance)
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Astri  Nasthasia Videlia
Annd.. Yak.. setelah baca chicklit 2x berturut - turut.. gw jatuhkan keputusan bahwa ini emang lebih bagus..

emang awal cerita antara Freya dan Jack aga membosan kan.. tp di pertengahan.. gw mulai merasakan berbagai emosi.. saking emosinya.. gw sampe pengen lempar Jack ke Kutub Utara!!! Hiaaaaattt!!!!! .. pengen gw ... trus gw.. .. *ngos-ngos.an*

td nya mau kasiih 4... tp gara2 Jack.. berkurang satu... Kasiaaan Freyaa!!!

==PecintaPriaNakalBersaksiDimariih.. Pria ini NAKAL.. tapi minta di... ...more
Cindy
F*CK F*CK I HATE JACK!!!

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...more
Reese
"Just Friends" took me awhile to really get into it but once I got through (maybe almost) 1/2 way through the book, it began to pick up. It's a total chick-lit and totally predictable.

It's about thirtysomething year old, Freya, beautiful, smart, career driven, and blunt who recently got dumped by her live-in boyfriend. With no where now to live, she temporarily stays with her oldest/closest friend Jack. Jack's a bit of a player spending his day writing and teaching and his nights with random fe...more
Maldivianbookreviewer

4 star romantic comedy chick flick type of book

This is the type of book that should be made into a movie. I bet that all those who love a good romantic comedy would adore the story of Jack and Freya.

Freya is a British woman who works in New York at a trendy art dealer shop scouting new talent now and then. Jack Madison is an author who has hit the writer’s block ever since the release of his debut novel which hit the bestselling list. Its been 5 years since he has started on his second novel a...more
Imel
baru kali ni chiklit ak ksi nilai nyaris sempurna, biasanya plg tinggi 3 star tp yg ini menembus 4 star (belum ada yg tembus ampe 5 star)tp biar 4 star, ni pertama yg masuk kategori Favorites, re-read, dan recomended *tepuk tangan dulu*

kenapa 4 star?
1.sempat ga peduli lagi ma chiklit tp ni cover...Covernya ak sukaaaa terutama model cwo nya, ugh! masih penasaran ampe sekarang, siapakah cwo manis yg ad dlm cover itu...? dan mirip ma poster film, kirain ad filmnya...

2.ceritanya, Kocak abis lah.
inti...more
Novee
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Veamos…

Desde hace mucho, mucho tiempo han existido preguntas a las que no hemos encontrados respuestas…
Cuando se creo el mundo?
Que fue primero, el huevo o la gallina???
Como se escribe cero en números romanos??? (¿?)
Y es posible que un hombre y una mujer sean “solamente amigos”??

Este libro plantea esa pregunta… no solo conocidos, compañeros de trabajos, o alguien al que apenas le dices hola!... NO, un AMIGO con todas sus letras…

Freya, es una tía bastante sincera, honesta, algo alocada, trabajador...more
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