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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...more
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...more
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...more
Zoe and the Edge
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...more
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
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.
Kari Anderson
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...more
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...more
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...more
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....more
Hanna Bush
"The Best Girl" is about Farrah, a freshman in college who's brother is getting married to the rich Marni Shay. Farrah is expecting to be hidden behind her skeptical mother's shadow all winter break, until she finds Connor, her secret crush, works at the resort in which her brother will be getting married. Farrah tries to hide that she's part of the wedding party from Connor, who thinks the wedding is full of rich snobs, but instead a nanny who takes care of the kids who are in the wedding. The...more
Manisha Rajpurohit
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
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...more
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
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
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)
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.
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
Katie Watkins
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...more
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
Himanshi Agrawal
Maybe if I were a little younger.
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...more
This book is about a girl named Farrah who isn't to fond of her name so she decides to go by Jane which is her middle name and her brother who is like her best friend is getting married to a rich hieres. So when they go to the hotel where the reception is going to be held she finds out that her crush works their and he does not like the rich people who are staying at the hotel.So being that she is apart of that group she makes up a lie so he will like her more.But what turned out to be a good bl...more
I would like to rate this as three and a half. With a funny, sassy and friendly environment of the story, this book can be considered as fun to read. I can't say that I loved it, but yeah it was likable. One of the best characters apart from the main heroine herself were Biff or Buffy and Jonah. I loved the cool rebel that Biff was and her attitude was damn hilarious. The story went on like a kind of roller coaster, fun at few times and dull in between but I liked the ending. Overall, the book i...more
Great book, nice quick read. A story of a girl who went away to college trying to find herself. At school she starts to crush on this boy. She later finds out he works at the resort her brother's big wedding is at. A little lie gets out of hand and so starts the fun.

A good little, uplifting story of boy and girl and love. Add in a little Jersey, a little Colorado, a little snow, a great brother, a little lie, and you get a good love story.
marnelle angela
Ahm Okay I think I would've appreciated this book more if I read it when I was fifteen...But now since my preference is a tiny, wee bit more 'matured' I would go for four stars only.
Actually I enjoyed reading the first 2/3 part of this book, it's exciting and all when the story is just developing, it just gets a little mushy at the end though when they profess love with each other. If you can't take teeny boppers, this book isn't for you.
About Farrah Jane Morris and her role as best man on her brother's wedding also the budding love interest she is harboring for Hot Connor who fate manages to place in her path in most unexpected and heart fluttering ways. XD
Farrah and Biss antics are soo cool and funny though the lie that was spun was unprecedented and kind of justifiable for the views of Connor was not true to all with money from family. :)
Cute. I was upset with the lying, but found myself smiling throughout the whole book. I loved the relationship between Farrah and her brother and really grew to like her sister-in-law. And I couldn't help bu giggle and swoon because of Connor. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a fun, like, YA read.
Pearl Fernandez
*4.5 STARS*

One word: Conner. :)) I really like the characters and the story line. There are just some tiny points that do not amuse me personally (anyway) hence the missing .5. But the story is enjoyable and the love story is so memorable and Jane is a redhead, so isn't that something to love already? ~
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Emma Harrison is a pseudonym of Kieran Scott.
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