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The Best Friend
Ally Williams
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The Best Friend

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Disapointing Read.

*Recieved an ARC in exchange for honest review*

I am not sure how to go on about this book.
The book was by a newbie writer so i really want to try and be as non offensive as possible since i really wish that the author doesn't get discouraged cause i know how difficult it is to publish your work for the world to critique.

Its a story about two best friends who practically grew up together but will their friendship live through the problems that arise due to their new found f
Ned Province
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Ned by: Goodreads
First off, I absolutely commend Ally Williams for having a vision, writing a book, and getting it published -- that takes tremendous discipline. Because of the obvious effort she put into this book, I hesitate writing a review, but I would have appreciated some insight before reading "The Best Friend." Williams tackles a familiar -- and popular -- topic, best friend to more-than friend. In this genre, it's repeatedly mentioned in forums as a favorite -- perhaps because being a good friend is a w ...more
Gugulethu  Mpofu
Aug 17, 2017 rated it did not like it
I am very very angry that I wasted time on this book. No disrespect to the author because it's difficult to write a novel and publish it for the world to see. However Elsie was a spineless idiot who was extremely weepy most of the time and really was every feminist nightmare. Haydn was a selfish bastard who had no redeeming qualities whatsoever, I don't think I can put a lot of blame on him though because she was the idiot that kept going back to him. The story felt as though we constantly went ...more
Jul 11, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm upset that I actually wasted my time on this book. I kept hoping and waiting for it to get better but it never did. I don't like Elsie. I hate Hayden. He pretty much seems psychologically unstable, obsessive and somewhat abusive. Maybe if he had some horrible backstory with trauma or something the reader would be more sympathetic to him. But he basically has no redeeming qualities. He's not even a bad boy learning to love or some other crap like that. He's just a selfish bastard. And Elsie i ...more
Eram Hussain
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book, through Reading Deals, and I gave an honest review.
Elise and Hayden have been best friends since they were children. They both love each other but haven't admitted this to each other yet. Hayden has a girlfriend now and has had multiple in the past also.
It was a light and quick read. I quite did not like either of the characters. Elsie was so in love that she had no self respect and could go through anything for Hayden even though he did n
☮ mary
This book ending was supposed to be about female independence and growing up to be strong & intelligent woman... The authors miserably failed with both issues, her main characters were ridiculous clichés !!
The "boy" was simply too stupid and selfish to feel anything but exasperation, while the "girl" was a weak idiot ... THE END
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really tried my best to finish this book, but i cant anymore. All the characters are annoying in this book.
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Elsie and Hayden are best friends since they were children. Elsie is in love with Hayden, and Hayden is in love Elsie... except he has a girlfriend.

I was all for this book after reading a brief summary. It sounded like a light read I like and the story and genre was something I was really interested in. As I started to read the book, the story itself was fine the first few chapters, but then it hit a certain point where I couldn't stand the characters and the story itself was becoming cringe-wor
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
Our story (TBF) starts off during their senior year. Elsie’s just about had it with this relationship: Hayden continuously ignores her in favor of his girlfriend of the week, as exemplified by his dropping their plans together and absconding from their hang-outs at the buzz of a text. Elsie is stood up by him twice, I think? In that first chapter alone. And she’s miserable. Ms. Williams is great at describing emotions and really tugs at your heart, but also… there was a part of me going “really ...more
First Impression/s
I went into this expecting the typical plot to similar young adult love stories. I was not exactly wrong: girl protagonist in love with her guy best friend but whose feelings are seemingly not reciprocated.
First few chapters were manageable; however, as the story progressed... Elsie (female protagonist) became frustrating, annoying, and confusing to me.

Lines and Colours
1. Elsie admirably loves her family ------ She needs to develop a backbone when it comes to Hayden
Stephanie Seley
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No, unless you love sad stories

Well written, but, so sad, and depressing. Hayden, the male lead, needs counselling. It was nice that Elsie was able to break the cycle of their relationship. I would have liked them to have a solid HEA. I do think that with help, they could have a, forever, kind of love.
Dima Dama
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is so beautiful, sweet, and heartbreaking. And I felt like I still want to know about Hayden and Elsie story more. Although I was kinda confused with that book Elsie found out, because it's same with Chunk's book on Riverdale. But like I said, this book is good, especially if you fell in love with your best friend and didn't have a courage to tell him/her.
Amie Shell
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book was absolutely amazing. I know this author through wattpad and her writing is impeccable. I can't wait to see what she will write in the future.
Leah Goza
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good but soul-shattering

If you've ever been in an unrequited relationship with your best friend, this one is hard to read. I bawled my eyes out.
Carol Paxman
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was disappointed in this. The story dragged on and on. I didn't feel like the author made me care about the characters.
I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Aug 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF. I hate the characters to the core. I just can't take this anymore.
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I absolutely loved this book. It was so amazing. I'm so sad that I finished it, but all good things must come to an end.
Faith 09
I finished it, so it's readable, but I have strong doubts that it was edited.
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