Thursday, May 05, 2016

Review- My Best Friend, Maybe by Caela Carter

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Colette has been bored and lonely ever since her best friend, Sadie, dumped her the summer before they stared high school. She tries to be perfect for everyone left in her life: her parents, her younger brothers, her church youth group, even her boyfriend, Mark. But Colette is restless. And she misses Sadie.

When Sadie tells Colette that she needs her old friend to join her on a family vacation to the Greek Islands, one that leaves in only a few days, Colette is shocked to hear their old magic word: need. And she finds herself agreeing.

Colette tries to relax and enjoy her Grecian surroundings but it’s not easy to go on vacation with the person who hurt you most in the world. When the reason for the trip finally surfaces, Colette finds out this is not only a fun vacation. Sadie has kept an enormous secret from Colette for years...forever. It’s a summer full of surprises, but that might be what Colette needs.

Release date: June 3rd 2014
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Page numbers: 352


I have been thinking a lot, and I cannot think of any word to describe this book other than beautiful. It was so beautiful. Beautiful characters. Beautiful story. Beautiful writing. Beautiful everything. My Best Friend, Maybe is nothing but beautiful. So very beautiful. 

I normally don't read book summaries, and I didn't read the one for this book either. But it showing up every time I went on the Goodreads page of a LGBT book told me everything I needed to know and that was to add the book to my TBR, get it and finally read it. I'm not even going to attempt summarizing the book because, 1) the story is beautifully complicated and 2) I'd rather you read the book. Seriously, I have never read a book about a lesbian that's as beautiful as this one, and I do read my share of the category. 

My Best Friend, Maybe was perfectly balanced in terms of all the contrasts it had. While there were times when the book seemed predictable- and I was right about most of my suspicions- the book did take some really unpredictable turns that made it both creepy, mysterious and pretty at the same time because of the way in which it was done. Speaking of mysterious, there was this eerie feeling throughout and it added just the right amount of tension and curiosity. 

While this story did appear to be very dramatic at times, I feel the drama was not very overdone because every time something seemed very hard for me to believe or too much, I just put myself in the shoes of the respective characters and that's when it started getting realistic and justifiable. But still, it was full of drama- both good and bad. 

I really, really, really like this beautiful, beautiful, beautiful book so much and I don't know what else to say other than the fact that I would highly recommend it. 

Buy the book: AMAZON


  1. Oh, I have a best friend sad story, but doubt it's anything like this. I have a suspicion of why Sadie dumped Collette especially when I see LGBT. It sounds like a heart wrenching story, just the kind to grab and pull at your emotions! Glad to hear you enjoyed it, Sarika. Lovely review! :)

  2. :):) This sounds... for lack of a better word here, beautiful! :) The last contemporary story featuring a lesbian I read, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, was also very beautiful I thought, so I'm keen on reading another similar story that moves me as much as that one did! Great thoughts here :)


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