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Friendship Fails of Emma Nash

(Emma Nash Series #2)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  113 ratings  ·  40 reviews
Emma Nash is back….and determined to work out the world of friendships and relationships once and for all (…ish).

Now she’s in the sixth form, Emma’s expecting life to be a breeze but when her best friend Steph suddenly has a boyfriend who she’s spending more time with Emma’s not sure what to do with herself.

So Emma’s got a mission in mind: making ne
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 9th 2018 by HQ Young Adult
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Emily May
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Emily May by: Tatiana
I am enjoying this series so much. I really don't think I've had this much fun with a light, silly contemporary since Rennison's Georgia Nicholson books. This book continues with Emma's adventures/disasters as she tries to ignore Leon and focus on her friendships instead. But, of course, this is high school, so there's plenty of drama to be had there, too.

Usually I like to open my reviews with a quote, but that's kind of a problem with this book AND why I think it works so much better for
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, ya, fun-and-dumb
3.5 stars

I can’t get over just how much these books are like Louise Rennison’s. Why is nobody talking about it? The language, the friendship dynamics, Crazy Holly is totally Rosie, and Gracie is totally Jess. The furry shorts! This series needs its own Dave the Laugh though, cause I can’t get behind this Leon guy. What in the world does he want?!

Speaking of Rennison, she would have made 4 books out of the material in this one novel. I feel like it’s totally overstuffed wi
Elyse (ElyseReadsandSpeaks)
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Man I love Emma Nash. I was debating between 4 and 5 stars so I guess this one is a 4.5 for me. It's just so lighthearted and funny. I feel like I'm reading Bridget Jones for the next generation. And though I find many books funny, there are only a few that make me actually laugh out loud. Emma Nash has done that for me in both books.

Does this book change the way I see the world? Did it leave some long lasting impact? Will it be a book that I judge all others by? No no no. But man, i
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The second installment chronicling the life of Emma Nash, picking up the book was like reconnecting to a friend. A slightly weird, obsessive, completely bonkers but good hearted friend but that's what I love about it so much.

Replace Emma's use of instagram and twitter with myspace and msn and it could almost be a telling of my teen years. With less motivation and less friends (and that is certainly saying something).

A brilliantly funny read, it's completely realistic in a
Aug 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Emma Nash is possibly one of the most relatable characters I've come across in YA. Her life is really just a series of comic catastrophes, tragic romantic escapades and...friendship fails.
Warnings: cyberbullying

The misadventures of Emma Nash continue as she tries to reinvent her life with new friends, when Steph has a new boyfriend in Gracie's brother. She has to reevaluate her friendships and try to maintain that balance between giving them space and still being in the loop. To be more active and to have something to do, she takes part in the school's fashion show, where she and Charlie, another student, design clothes for a runway show with the help of other kids who volunteer. Alo
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much. Editing Emma made me seriously laugh out loud on more than ten occasions. And this one didn't fail to neither.

Emma just gets herself into so many awkward situations and has many up and downs and I love seeing that. It shows that nothing is easy. Friendships, relationships, they are not easy. But real friends always get back on track. Everything will work out in the end.

I also love how this delves into the consequences of social media. Relying on it too muc
Samantha (WLABB)
Aug 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Emma still have that charm that drew me to her in the first book, and she made me laugh so much. This time out, she was looking to acquire some new friends, since her bestie was now in a relationship. Obviously, there were many fails, and it was fun bearing witness to it all, but it was even better seeing her take some steps to expand herself and her social circles.

BLOG | INSTAGRAM |Rating: 3.5 Stars

Emma still have that charm that drew me to her in the first book, and she made me laugh so much. This time out, she was looking to acquire some new friends, since her bestie was now in a relationship. Obviously, there were many fails, and it was fun bearing witness to it all, but it was even better seeing her take some steps to expand herself and her social circles.

Noemi Proietti
Aug 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t often read YA novels, but Emma Nash is one of my favourite heroine and I am so happy she is back with more hilarious and engaging adventures. I was so engrossed in the novel that I read it in one afternoon and I didn’t get up from the couch until I finished reading it.

Emma is funny, honest, mature and innocent at the same time, and completely likable. She has her own fashion blog where she posts pictures of the clothes she creates. She was raised by her hypochondriac single m
Kirsty Stanley
4.5 stars
This book was hilarious. I mean, I already loved the first one but this was straight up relatable and funny and I enjoyed every second of it. To be honest, I could read about the disaster that is Emma Nash for the rest of my life. I really recognised those teenager problems, the stress with friendships and all that school drama. And Emma really has my kind of humor and I cried tears. My dad even asked me once if I was okay because I laugh-cried so hard. Chloe Seager really has written a brillian ...more
Daphne (Illumicrate)
So, so funny! Emma is excellent and I wish I had a friend like her.
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lots of moments to chuckle at in this! Emma is a funny bean and she experiences some BONKERS things! Enjoyed this a lot!
Stephen C
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emma is back! Which means that my life has once again be carefully studied and spread across the pages for everyone to read! At least that's what it feels like. I should legally look into getting my name changed to Emma Nash. I think its the only appropriate thing to do at this point.

I remember reading Editing Emma and feeling so connected to both the book and the character, like someone had dragged part of my personality out and laid it down in book form. This makes it a joy to come back to a
Adrianne Rutherford
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Following on from Editing Emma, Emma Nash is back with her hilarious antics documented in her private blog, and instead of focusing on meeting boys to get over Leon, she's trying to make new friends outside of her original circle as they grow up and move onto newer and different things. Of course with Emma this is not as simple as it seems, and things fall apart as soon as the idea comes into fruition. From cat abductions to designing clothes for the Muppets and even a Matrix coat appearance, Em ...more
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Chloe Seager has absolutely done it again. I loved her debut Editing Emma last year. Emma is such a fresh, honest and real voice in YA and I just loved reading about her hilarious escapades. As soon as I realised there was a sequel I knew I had to get my hands on it and was lucky enough to pick up an early copy when Chloe came to an event in the city where I live.

Friendship Fails of Emma Nash is just as outrageously funny as the first book, maybe even more so. I love Emma’s personality and the fact that/>Friendship
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! I really enjoyed the first one, Editing Emma, and in many ways this is more of the same, but that is just what I wanted.

After Emma's unsuccessful attempts to find herself a new boyfriend in Editing Emma, she's decided to focus on friendships instead, both looking after her existing (and worryingly small) group of friends and building it up so that she's never left alone. That concern is really at the core of the novel. Steph has a boyfriend now, Faith has a girlfrie
Amy (Golden Books Girl)
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
In the sequel to last year`s fantastic Editing Emma, we once again follow the life of Emma Nash as she decides to work on improving her existing friendships and forging new ones, with results just as hilarious as when she attempted to do something similar with her romantic relationships in book one. I was laughing on pretty much every page when I read this as the situations Emma gets herself into are just so awkward and absurd and embarrassing, the witty references to familiar TV shows such as P ...more
Hannah Brown
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Editing Emma was one of the funniest books I've ever read in my life, and book two in Seager's series certainly did not disappoint!

Emma is a teenage girl with a private blog that she posts basically everything on - it's kind of like a private Twitter account (I know you have one, own up) but obviously a lot more can be written. It's such a good way to write a book, making it very easy to keep up with and understand, and it gives it such a personalised, private way of writing that is
Alix Long
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored Friendship Fails of Emma Nash. Everything I loved in Editing Emma I was so happy to see in this book: gut-busting comedy, cringey moments and also the challenging of real issues so many young people face today. I loved Emma even more in this book and found her character to really develop; I spent the whole book rooting for her, as every good writer should encourage you to do. The development of the friendship between Emma and Gracie was so nice to read about. I think that Sea ...more
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love Emma Nash! She’s hilariously tragic and way too relatable. I enjoyed this book almost as much as the first. Still plenty of laugh out loud moments and ridiculously embarrassing situations but at times it felt like Emma was having revelations that came out of no where.

There were times when Emma would suddenly have a very mature and important revelation about topics relating to feminism, self-esteem, sex and social media that were rushed and seemingly way above her age. Don’t get me wrong,
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I'm so sad it's over! I've never read anything that has made me laugh out loud as much as this series. It just feels so real. There's something so endearing about Emma. And although - in the first half anyway - it can maybe feel as though there isn't always tons happening, IT DOESN'T MATTER because I didn't feel bored. I would read Emma's shopping list. Emma's brilliant. I love the friendships and Emma's relationship with her mum. Emma is imperfect - hello, she's human - but that's what makes he ...more
Hannah-lynette Hunter
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Editing Emma was one of my favourite 2017 reads. Emma was relatable, honest and that perfect level of weird. The book’s plot was wrapped up so well, I was very happily surprised to see this sequel appear on Netgalley.

Emma is as delightful as ever, her blog still more of a private online diary, which allows her to speak without being edited. She’s sworn off men and making a conscious event to put more effort into her friendships. Conflict occurs when Emma feels her friends are moving
Katie Hurse
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
As much ridiculous, hilarious, brutally honest fun as the first. Emma is, be warned, an incredibly intense, in your face kind of protagonist but she is also absolutely precious and so genuinely, hysterically funny. Once again, the tackling of topics like periods, orgasms, masturbation, jealousy, female friendship and so much more was expertly handled, never once felt stilted or forced. These books are basically Geek Girl but for a slightly older readership!!
Emae Church
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing and beautiful story.

I loved the first book, but this has totally blown the doors off. So many emotions of laughter and heartfelt observations.

I didn't want this story to end, as I've loved having Emma in my world, and being in her crazy head.

Thank you, Chloe for a great series :)

Em :)
Madelene Waldron
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Even better than the first one! So funny and such a disaster and so real. Someone stop her!
Jessikah Stenson
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, 2018
Oh, Emma. Her life is tragically embarrassing. I can never get enough!
Heather James
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hilarious! This is a must-read if you need something to put a smile on your face.
Holly Sparks
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emma Nash is back with another super hilarious school year filled with friendship fails, parent drama, and learns what it truly is to be a great friend...oh, and let’s not forget the CHEWITS!!
Jun 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
It was so spot-on in the way this book approached female friendship. Took me back to my high school years.
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Chloe Seager grew up in East London with her Mum and much-loved cat, Katie. She studied English Literature and Drama at the University of East Anglia, where she sadly realised she couldn't act, but did rediscover her love of children's books. Studying them on her favourite module, Children's Literature, made her wonder why grown-ups ever stopped reading them. She now works with them full-time as a ...more

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