Review: More Than Friends by Monica Murphy

In a nutshell (aka Goodreads description):

He’s not perfect, but he’s all I want…

I’m your average girl at your average high school, trying to figure out my place in life. After catching my now ex-boyfriend messing around with my now ex-best friend, I’ve made some big changes. No more band, no more backstabbing friends and no more boring old life. Now I have new friends, a new job and new interests.

But there’s a certain someone who’s interested in me, and I don’t get it. Jordan Tuttle could have anyone he wants. He’s the most popular boy in school. Rich, gorgeous, smart and the star quarterback, he’s perfect. Yet he acts like he wants no one else but…me.

So despite my fears and doubt, I let him get close. Probably too close. I discover that he’s not so perfect after all, but it doesn’t matter. I’m falling for him, even though he runs so hot and cold. I know someday he’s going to break my heart.

And I’m going to let him.

 

My review (aka Diana’s review):

I just finished reading More Than Friends and I’m so glad I’m finally writing a review about it. It’s been a long time coming.

 

More Than Friends is Amanda’s and Jordan’s story. They’re both seniors in high school.

Amanda is supposed to be this shy, not very popular character but (wait for it, you can literally hear my eyes rolling) at the same time she always hangs out with the popular girls and she’s absolutely freaking gorgeous that pretty much every guy in school likes her. Plus she’s totally unaware of her beauty and that’s why when Jordan suddenly appears to be interested in her, she can’t believe he gave her a second glance.

Jordan Tuttle is the quarterback of the school’s football team. He’s the king of the school, drop dead gorgeous, manwhore and intelligent. He wants to be with Amanda because she is so not like the other girls at school but his life’s not as perfect as it seems and it keeps getting and harder for him to open up completely to the only girl he’s ever been truly interested in.

 

It took me what felt like weeks to finish reading this book. Honest-to-god. I usually love and devour Monica Murphy’s books at lightning speed but this one just didn’t do it for me. I actually struggled to keep my mind focused on the story. I had to stop myself from procrastinating and wanting to go watch YouTube videos.

 

I have to say that I did like Jordan’s character. He grew on me and by the end of the book I had a little crush on him. Even though he is a super cliché character, then again… what’s not cliché about this book?! More Than Friends is a cliché from being to end.

 

You know that feeling when you’re reading an amazing book and you can actually picture the characters being real people? Yeah, I didn’t get that feeling while reading this book. Do teenagers actually go through all of that boyfriend/girlfriend drama? In my nineteen years of life I’ve never seen/experienced anything like that. It all seemed very unreal to me.

Perhaps I’m the only weirdo and those things actually happen in real life though. Don’t trust me a hundred percent when talking about teenage drama.

 

I think maybe this book was way to monotone for me. There are no super exciting moments, there’s only a whole lot of unnecessary teenage drama. I’m crossing my fingers that things get more exciting in the next book because the ending was very promising. I’m looking forward to it.

I say that even though I may not have liked this book a lot, you should give it a try. If you’re a sucker for teenage drama then definitely check this entire series out. If you hate teenage drama then stay far, far away from this book, but if you’d like to be adventurous and give it a try, then go for it. Maybe you’ll like it, maybe you’ll hate it but you won’t know until you read it.

3.5/5 flowers ✿

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