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The Best Girl

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You Are Cordially Invited . . .

to your brother's wedding where he will marry rich, famous Marni Shay, at the River Lodge, the most elite resort in Colorado, the state you chose to go to college in so you could escape your family, except they'll all be there. Enjoy ten fun-filled days of avoiding your mother, who still thinks you're not girly enough; planning your brother's
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 27th 2007 by HarperTeen
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Jennifer Wardrip
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How would you like the given name Farrah? Exactly! That's why Farrah decides to go by her middle name, Jane, when she starts at Colorado University. Colorado was as far as she could get from her family. By using Jane, no one could possibly figure out that she is part of the THAT Morris family.

Everything is going along perfectly for Jane. She even had a real conversation with Hot Connor the last day of the semester. Though that only happened because they co
Jun 04, 2014 Sara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
So.... It was a nice read. I couldn't even put the book down. But the characters..... Well, I just didn't see what Jane/Farrah saw in Connor. He was annoying, superficial, biased, and a bit of a jerk at times. So, yeah, I didn't like him much.
I wasn't a huge fan of Jane/Farrah either. Well, some times I liked her, most of the time I wanted to throttle her. She was a walking contradiction. She's all like "Oh my god, my skin is so dry from the cold!" and then when her mother says she should use a
Nadia  Islam Nitol
Read on Nov. '12, reviewing on Oct. '13:

This was a fun and light read.

The main protagonist Farrah goes to an Ivy league college if I remember it properly and has a crush on a guy over there. The vacation's are starting and she is preparing herself for her most favorite person in the world - her brother's over-the-top filthy rich marriage. As getting married in a church is too mainstream, they'll have to arrange it in a 5 star hotel, where as she finds out, her crush Connor works. Mortified about
Zoe and the Edge
Nov 11, 2012 Zoe and the Edge rated it did not like it
Clearly, I should've judged the book by the cover.
Jane's infatuation with Connor is the kind in which she acts like a total flustered dork. She's a college kid and her brother's wedding is taking place over uni holidays. Her brother's her best friend and they're super close and she's not looking forward to the wedding. It's gonna be a big bash. She feels that all that self-confidence that she built up over the semester might fade away in the face of the glitz and the glamour of a socialite weddi
This I where I want a re-reading button and the chance to rate each reading individually: While I thought "The Best Girl" was really fun when I bought and devoured it in 2008, the light rich-girl-pretends-to-be-a-nanny-to-snatch-the-working-class-boy chicklit romance for the young adult audience turns out to be slightly boring and nerve-damaging when you already know what is going to happen. I still love the winter scenery in the lush resort and the holiday feel and I still like the heroine, but ...more
Sepideh Sahebsara
Mar 16, 2014 Sepideh Sahebsara rated it it was amazing
little dove
Dec 20, 2014 little dove rated it really liked it
The Best Girl is a book that actually made me laugh because Farrah is her brother's best man. I didn't even know that was possible, but damn that's just so cute. They have that perfect brother-sister relationship that everyone is envious for. Sometimes I wish I had that kind of a relationship with my brother, but then I realise that our relationship is perfect in its own way. But whatever, this is where I get back to reviewing the book.
Farrah hates her name and everywhere outside her family she
May 06, 2012 Geli rated it it was amazing
Shelves: teen, romance, colorado
I loved this book! The story is just so funny and original I couldnt put it down. I recommend this book to all who love romantic comedies. Jane is a real girl that many can identify with. I really like that Jane was an older girl in college and not the typical 16 year old experiencing her first love, cause thats how it was for me. This was book was light hearted and wonderful to read. I cant wait to read another novel by Emma Harrison.
Robin Conley
Jan 06, 2015 Robin Conley rated it really liked it
This is just a fun, cute read. Nothing amazingly new or unique, but an enjoyable read nonetheless. It's your typical light romance novel. The main character feels a little younger than her age at times, but not drastically so and not in any way that makes her unbelievable. The characters in general are fun, especially Biff and Jonah, and I felt like the majority of them were people I could imagine. The only thing I would say is we didn't get a lot of the other guests and the bride's family (besi ...more
Amy Grieve
Aug 28, 2014 Amy Grieve rated it really liked it
Reading this book made me realise something. It made me realise that I will never grow out of reading teen romances because they just make me feel so happy and gooey inside.

Farrah has always been close with her brother so when he asks her to be his best man(Or best girl as the title would suggest:)she accepts. Now the wedding is here and Farrah is suddenly not feeling so sure.

With this book really there is not much I can or will pick on. The characters were great, the setting was magical and the
Kari Anderson
Jul 07, 2011 Kari Anderson rated it really liked it
Farrah is finally feeling comfortable in her own skin. After a semester at college, she has come to terms with her wild red hair, comfy sweaters, book nerd mentality and getting used toher new alter ego,Jane. But all of that may be short lived. Her brother is getting married over Christmas break, to an heiress to a clothing company bigger than Abercrombie.

Farrah isn’t much into preppy, prissy girls and she’s afraid of losing her brother, who is her best friend. But when she meets Biff AKA Buffy
Dec 11, 2011 Yona rated it really liked it
Hmm I'm not sure what to write about this one.

It was a beautiful story with a lot of wonderful personages.

I just loved Jonah and Farrah relationship(brother and sister). I'm an only child so when i read about them how close are they it is just beautiful. How they are each other best friends how they know one another so well. It just keep me wanting to have someone like that, with who I can talk and to be always by my side.

And Marni - Jonahs fiance she is so sweet and good. There is no way someon
May 26, 2011 Natshane rated it really liked it
Another teen romance night for me! And my heart started to race whenever I think about it.
This one gripped me firmly and it refused to release me from the adrenaline rush! I love the characters created. We have Tomboyish Jane/Farrah, a socialite antagonist Connor, a hyped Biff, brotherly Jonah, materialistic Marni etc etc etc. Yes, it's teen romance, so it's always cliche, but I was caught off guard every single time.
I adore the fact that Farrah/Jane is someone who would fix her own mistakes a
Nov 26, 2013 Angela rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-read, favorites, own
I go over this all the time, but these small books that literally only take a few hours to read are so freaking CHEESY! I love CHEESE! I know you don't really care about my obsession with cheese, but you know, these books are cheesy, in a good way, and I can't help but yelling it on the roof tops!

Anyways, just like any book before it I loved this one. It was fast, fun, full of that cheesy romance teenagers enjoy reading. Though, I guess now a days I can't count myself as one of those teenagers.
Sep 11, 2013 Manisha rated it liked it
How would you like the given name Farrah? Exactly! That's why Farrah decides to go by her middle name, Jane, when she starts at Colorado University. Colorado was as far as she could get from her family. By using Jane, no one could possibly figure out that she is part of the THAT Morris family.Eighteen-year-old Farrah "Jane" Morris never saw eye to eye with her mother. In fact, the only solace she had at home was her older brother, and her love of sports - something her mother could never underst ...more
Jun 01, 2010 Frezanda rated it liked it
This book is a fast read. It's written wonderfully. I can relate with the main character who were a bit tomboyish. Great charcters all around. Emma Harrison managed not to make the characters to be a cliche like some of the usual chicklit novel's propensity.
Story wise though there is nothing new. The usual chick lit formula. Girl has a crush. Unexpectedly meets the guy she crushes on. Stupidly lies. Gets found out. Forgive each other and live happily ever after. The end.
My only problem and for
This books was super cute! I love the bond between the main character, Farrah, and her brother who is getting married, Jonah. They have a really close relationship that is just very sweet and enviable! Then of course, there is "Hot Connor"... Who is lied to by Farrah throughout the book but love prevails :) and preconceptions are dropped. Connor always held grudges against the rich people that didn't seem to have any worries in the world, but he learns after getting to know Farrah (well... he kn ...more
Cori Ilardi
Feb 22, 2016 Cori Ilardi rated it liked it
This book was cute and an easy read. It fell victim to a lot of annoying tropes. The plain Jane being one, which is even better because she chooses to go by the name Jane. She always complains about how ugly she is, but obviously she's actually super incredibly beautiful and everyone knows it but her. Instalove, sort of. Spoiler alert, at the end of the book they're declaring their love for each other, and I thought, "Okay, calm down, you've been going out for a week."

I also wasn't a huge fan of
May 24, 2011 Alina rated it really liked it
The Best Girl by Emma Harrison is a novel about a freshman in college, named Farrah. Her brother is marrying a celebrity named Marni Shay. She is playing a big part in planning the wedding, but also has to deal with adjusting to her and her high-maintenance family. The lodge that she stays in with both her family and Marni’s family is one of highest luxury and she soon finds out that her crush, Connor works there. Farrah is a really likable girl who tries to get to know Connor better, yet she al ...more
Karen (^ v ^)
I read this book in one day. This was soooo fricken cute!! I actually fangirl squealed pretty much throughout most of the book. It is hilarious and I laughed out loud multiple times. The romance in this book is super sweet and swoonworthy although frustrating at times.

The brother sister relationship is absolutely wonderful. Go read this if you want a feel good read!!!
fantasy freak
Mar 25, 2014 fantasy freak rated it really liked it
it was a really fun, fresh and amazing book.(amazing is my fav word of all time ;) ). it was a really light and fluffy read. i could relate to the insecurities felt by farrah (the name probs. etc)
Feb 17, 2014 Cjh rated it really liked it
I thought that it was quite a good book, I quite liked the relationships and I enjoyed the humour in the book, making me laugh out loud. However I found the ending somewhat lacking tension or real bang at the end.
Jan 05, 2013 Sarah rated it liked it
If I could, I would give The Best Girl 3.5 stars. It wasn't bad as far as light, fluffy teen romance goes, but I found myself feeling disappointed. (view spoiler) ...more
Mar 21, 2015 Katelyn rated it really liked it
It's cute. It's relatable. It makes me wish I could fall in love to experience the feelings of Farrah's brother and his fiancé for the rest of my life. Wonderful writing for a wonderful story.
Nov 27, 2015 Courtney rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-owned
Loved every minute. Quick, fast read that pulls you in.
First time reading anything by Emma Harrison...can't wait to find more of her novels.
Jun 12, 2015 Katyah rated it it was amazing
This story was cute and creative. It made me happy to just sneak off to a corner and indulge. I'm really glad I was able to come across this book.
Stephanie Griswold
May 26, 2015 Stephanie Griswold rated it liked it
I'm not one for chick lit, but I read this because it was on the shelf. It did alright for a quick read.
Katie W
Dec 29, 2011 Katie W rated it liked it
Farrah, aka Jane, is just wrapping up her first semester of college when her brother gets married at a swanky CO resort to a girl with a famous fashion family. Biff, Farrah's future sister-in-law's sister, is an instant bosom buddy. Conner, her crush from school, works at the resort. This makes for an interesting winter break.

It was a fluffy holiday read, but there were a few bothersome things. All the lying for one. There was also talk of underage drinking, crazy (inappropriate) bridal party f
Hadassah Harper
Jun 24, 2015 Hadassah Harper rated it it was amazing
I don't know how many times I have read this book, but it is STILL a favorite of mine.
Nov 01, 2012 Liz rated it really liked it
I was in the middle of research for a big history project so i have been reading oodles of books on the industrial revolution (if you're ever looking for one i can definitely tell you what not to read) anyway, this book was just the fix!! It combined ignort teen problems with winter romance and the spoiled world of the rich and famous and also the normal peopole who happen to be rich and famous (such as Jane/Farrah Morris, the protagonist) this book was a heart warming roller coaster of emotiona ...more
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