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3 Sides to a Circle

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  129 ratings  ·  48 reviews
Love is the ultimate rush.

Freshman year of college isn't easy. But with a friend like Libby Patterson, it is unforgettable.

Libby is honest and fearless and adorable. She's the girl on campus that everyone knows. The life of every party. Infectious and addictive, Libby captivates all those around her. Particularly her roommate Honor and their boy bestie Toby.

But three isn'
Kindle Edition, 204 pages
Published February 25th 2013 by Next Door Books
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Jolene Perry
Dec 16, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: wrote-this
I got to write a girl named Honor, who may or may not have dealings w/ a lingerie catalog, who falls for a hot painter.
I think I can finish here.

But I've always wanted to write a story about a group of three tight friends their freshman year of college, and so has Janna, so we did it together :-D

Two love stories.
Tight friendships.
And a girl we love and then hate and then love.
Jan 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a great story about the college experience, friendship, self-discovery, and first love! I enjoyed 3 Sides to a Circle immensely, and devoured this story in one sitting! The main characters in the story are Honor, Libby, Toby, and to a certain extent Sawyer. Honor and Libby are assigned to the same dorm room their freshman year of college. They hit it off fairly quickly, and Toby becomes an equally close part of their circle. The story is told from dual point of views, Honor's and Toby's ...more
Nyrae Dawn
Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a special book. I love stories about the bonds of friendship and the strains on them. 3 Sides to a Circle does a great job pulling you into their friendship. Plus, both boys are just adorable.
2.5 Stars

I really wanted to like this one more than I did, but alas, it wasn't meant to be.

When Honor goes off to college, she's extremely shy and scared of unknown. When she meets her roommate, Libby, everything changes. Libby is everything Honor isn't. Outgoing, loud, impulsive...and soon Honor finds herself swept up in the whirlwind of Libby. Also caught in the Libby wind - Toby - the boy next door (literally) and the three of them become inseparable. But as time passes, people grow and as Ho
Anatea Oroz
Feb 18, 2013 rated it liked it
This review is also posted on my blog, Anatea's Bookshelf.

This is my first book by Jolene Perry, and I know I should have read some of her books sooner, but since I liked this one, I think I will be getting to her other books pretty soon. I have never heard of Jenna Watts so it was nice to read a book they have written together.

This is a story about 3 students who met their first year in college, Honor, Libby and Toby. Soon they become great friends and even though they are all very different
Anne Leigh
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved
3 Sides to a Circle is a heartwarming story about love and friendship. The portrayal of the characters is excellent. They make me want to become ‘best friends’ with them. This book brings me back to my college days where I had a roommate who was the polar opposite of me and we managed to build a friendship and had the most fun.
As with anything that Jolene Perry writes (this time she has teamed up with Janna Watts), the story is flawless. I got pulled in and I couldn’t sleep until I knew how the
Laura's Book Addiction
I loved 10 weeks by both of these authors and I'm a massive fan girl of Jolene Perry. So I can't wait for this!!!!
Sandra "Jeanz"
Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this e-book from the Author via YA Bound Blog Tours as I am also part of the blog tour too!
So the cover shows a boy and girl, both laughing and looking very happy. Mmm it does fit the book, but there are actually three friends in the book, so maybe there could/should have been three on the cover? Although I think the cover is okay, would it have attracted me in a bookstore? Truthfully I'm not sure...I mean personally I would have had the title at the top of the
Ashley Williams
Mar 04, 2013 rated it liked it
A cute little college based read. All of the characters were lovable and interesting. I loved Toby's chapters, he is so sweet and caring. I think this was more of a YA read than NA.. because I didn't feel enough of a spark between the two couples. I also felt a bit crazy myself reading about the three and their friendship. I couldn't understand why anyone would put up with one minute of Libby's crap. In the end, you better understand their dynamic and why things were the way they were. This book ...more
Cassie Mae
Dec 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books that makes you laugh, but breaks your heart all at once. I loved the "three sides". I want to marry Toby, but I'm not sure how hubby would feel about that ;) And Honor is someone I think that may represent almost all girls who look at themselves and never feel pretty enough, even when they are smokin' hot. And Libby is the girl I wish I could be sometimes. Just let loose and not think about what other people think. They really are the perfect circle, completing each ot ...more
Feb 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, blog-tours
When Honor walks into her dorm room in her freshman year in college the last thing she expects to see is her roommate balancing on the furniture while painting the ceiling. The room is chaotic, and Honor, who is reserved and quiet, wonders what in the world have she has gotten herself into. Libby Patterson is one of a kind with her purple hair and outgoing personality. She's not afraid of anything or anyone, says what she thinks, does what she wants, and manages to make everyone around her fall ...more
Feb 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Nook giveaway on the blog! (US) Plus paperbacks (US) & eBooks (INT)!

Honor is a gorgeous model but she is shy. She was judged for modeling so she wanted a fresh start in college. Her roommate Libby is her opposite. Loud, open, honest, easy going, and wants to move every piece of furniture in their dorm room daily. They run into Toby in the hallway one day and they become an inseparable threesome. The story alternates between Honor and Toby's POV.

Honor w
Laurie Treacy
Mar 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
When one goes away to college and doesn't know anyone, life can be lonely. 3 Sides To A Circle explores this loneliness as freshman Honor meets her new roommate, Libby, and Toby, a guy from their dorm. The three become fast friends. Honor is the quiet, uptight pretty girl, withdrawn from her experiences as a model and not wanting to be objectified. Libby is a free spirit, zany, loud, fun and intense. Toby looks like a cute nerd and hides behind a business major he doesn't want. Their first semes ...more
Elizabeth "Liza"
3 Sides of a Circle is an amazing story of three college freshman that happen to find each other and become best friends.

The story is told from the first person point of view, alternating between Honor and Toby. I always enjoy this format because it allows for a better insight of the characters. Honor is very uptight, uncomfortable around people and with the way they react to her looks. She has been a model for years and is conscious of how people treat her after that fact is known. Toby is a sh
Feb 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult, read-2013
So, I love the title. I know circles don’t have sides, but I think 3 Sides to a Circle totally works given the situation that our three characters are in. Honor, Libby, and Toby meet on their first day of college, and become almost inseparable. However, things start to get a little weird in their circle. No, there’s no crazy, wild, threesome between them. In fact, I should mention that for those of you who complain that New Adult is just sexed up Young Adult, this one does not fit that descripti ...more
Debbie I Heart YA Books
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tours-books
3 Sides to a Circle is an incredible, beautiful, hilarious, and touch-your-heart story about three different people who attracted each other and need each other’s friendship. Honor, Toby and Libby's friendship most definitely comes full circle. This threesome starts off on an exuberant high that slowly drifts downward to a self-destruction low. Jolene Perry and Janna Watts have written a heart-gripping story about friendship. 3 Sides of a Circle is also told from Honor and Toby's point of views. ...more
Christy LoveOfBooks
I read Jolene Perry’s Shadows series not too long ago and loved it, so I was very excited to read 3 Sides to a Circle that she co-wrote with Janna Watts. Plus, I have been in the mood for some contemporary lately, and this was a great fit.

Call me crazy, but I so badly wanted to have the whole dorm room experience when I went to college. It sounded like so much fun to move away from home, become roommates with a complete stranger and cause all kinds of debauchery. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to h
Jan 13, 2013 rated it liked it
I liked it. But I totally got a single white female vibe there for a while.

Honor is starting college and she's incredible gorgeous, and acts incredibly shy. Not only is she a college student, she's also a model. Libby is her outgoing purple haired hyped up roommate. They are so opposite of each other. Libby is so outgoing, everyone knows her and she is the life at any party. Rounding out this circle is Toby. Shy, quiet, kinda nerdy. I think toby had an almost constant hard on being with these tw
Mar 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I read the blurb about this book I thought that it was going to involve a love triangle. But once I started reading it become somewhat deeper. It is a story about 3 completely different people with unique personalities who form a friendship that is hard to break. They have moved to a new town, away from their families to start their first year of college.

Honor is an only child, she is beautiful and smart, but she is quite reserved. She almost goes into shock on meeting her roommate, Libby a
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
First I have to say that I loved this story! I love stories about best friends and the changes they go through. I have two very close friends and one is a guy and one is a girl. We grew up together and sheared everything together and there isn't anything I would not do for the two of them. I just want to give a HUGE thank you to YA Bound for allowing me to be a part of this tour. Great fun read and I have never laughed and yelled at a book so bad because the ups and downs were incredible!

Three f
Feb 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
A review copy was provided for an honest review. 3 Sides to a Circle is surprising in a good way. The powerful connections of friendship forged in college between three very different people made it interesting and fun. Going into reading this I didn't really know how I felt but then as I read on I found myself really enjoying it. It's a quick and genuine read infused with different emotions. It has a lot of realism and wisdom thrown in and I liked that. It centers on three college students disc ...more
Heather Wood
Feb 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a cute book about college friendships. I think the authors did a good job of showing how easily you can grow close to roommates and floormates in such a short time when beginning college. Honor, Libby and Toby become like a family within a few short weeks of meeting.

The characters were interesting. Libby was over the top and I kept thinking that I would’ve definitely been requesting a room switch if I ended up with her. Honor was portrayed as her exact opposite, reserved and quiet. By b
Dec 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
I'm not sure how I feel about this one. This definitely isn't a typical new adult novel. Watts and Perry explore an area with one of the main characters, Libby, that you don't typically see in New Adult novels. Each character is slightly damaged in their own way but Libby is different from female leads than I'm used to. I figured out about half way through what her issue was so it didn't come as a surprise once it was revealed. I liked it because it explored issues that I don't normally read abo ...more
Kristen Jett
As reviewed on Pen and Muse

I initially had a really challenging time trying to rate 3 Sides to a Circle.

This book shook everything – I’d only read Jolene Perry’s paranormal YA books and everything about this was much different.

It’s about a girl falling in love with someone who sees her true colors.
A boy finding the strength to peel back his layers.
A girl who is good at masking, but not so good at letting people in.
And how they all combine. Can they combine? Can they balance each other out? Can
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received this book through goodreads first reads!! I cannot thank the author enough for sending this to me. I would like to note that it shipped wonderfully!!
This book is about two girls and a guy that are best friends. There is the quiet, reserved, shy girl the nerdy boy and the crazy, broken girl. I love that. There is a character that everyone should relate to. I relate most to Honor personality wise. Anyways, I loved this book. ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!! I did want to say one thing... I know I
Paula  Phillips
Dec 08, 2013 rated it really liked it

Entering college can be a stressful time and Honor wants nothing more to relax and experience the "normalcy" of college life after being a model and daughter of a Military man. Honor heads to college and opens her dorm room and finds Libby - a crazy fun loving chick and then later the pair of them are introduced to Toby - their dorm neighbour who soon becomes their best friend. The three become so close and all goes well until Honor meets Sawyer - a painter and fellow student. Over the time , S
Lenore Kosinski
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Well, that was an emotional ride. Such a different NA book than I'm used to reading. LOVED that. It's sometimes hard to remember that there are all kinds of love stories to tell, including friendship love stories. And while I may not have had a similar University experience, there was something about the way this was written that just brought me back to that time.

It was so hard to read at times, b/c I was looking at it from my more experienced perspective, and things were so obvious to me that I
Feb 26, 2013 added it
This is a really intriguing book. The characters are so intense and real and as a reader, I found myself really caring for them. Toby, Honor, and Libby are a trio of friends that I really found myself rooting for.

However, I would have liked more. Libby is supposed to be an enigma so it made sense that we didn't know much about her. But Toby and Honor's backstories could have been more detailed... I would have liked more details. And I would have liked to see more development in Sawyer and Honor'
Mar 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Once again I wish there were half stars! This would be a solid 7 out of 10 for me - which means 3 1/2.

It was a quick, easy read. Even so, you were able to experience the rolling emotions of the characters. You also care about the characters, which is always a good thing when a book is relatively short.

I think that the book cover indicates absolutely nothing of what is within. I don't understand the choice - you would have some dismiss it as a cheesy romance and not bother with it. It is much bet
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