For Jill Sherer, high school's shaping up to be better than she could've imagined. From the first week of cheerleading practice, she and her best friends Hillary and Lorylyn are included in a circle of popular girls who open the door to a world of exciting social possibilities. And on the first day of school, Jill meets Todd - hot, smart, athletic, funny, and a flirt - the boy of her dreams.
But things with Todd don't go as Jill had hoped, she and Hillary drift apart, and her circle of friends is shaken by Lorylyn's new boyfriend. Desperate to get things back to the way they were, Jill, along with her new best friend Hilton - a gorgeous, intriguing girl who is the link between her old friends and her new ones - anxiously awaits the one thing that never changes...Landon Kessler's parties.
There, on a lake outside town, everyone comes together time after time for dancing, drinking, skinny-dipping, and spin the bottle. Spin the bottle...the game that leads to new loves, bitter jealousies, betrayals, and breakups. The game that teasingly draws the circle of friends together, only to rip them apart in unforeseeable ways. But they keep coming back, some with hope, some with malevolence, some with amused interest, to be part of the saga that unfolds party after party, month after month...
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Reviewed by Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite I think all of us have been faced with a time in our lives when we’ve felt ourselves drifting away from a friend. Sometimes even a really good friend. We see this happening in Really Good Friends, the first book in the Spin the Bottle series by author Daisy Jordan. In it we find the story of three great friends, Jill, Hillary and Lorylyn, as they are entering high school. Things seem to be going well for the group, cheer leading practice leads to an entrance into the popular crowd, and our protagonist, Jill, starts to date the popular and hunky Todd. But things don’t go as well as hoped with Todd, and then Jill finds that she and Hillary are growing apart. When Lorylyn’s new boyfriend causes even further division in the group, Jill starts to wonder if anything can bring her and her friends, once so important to each other, back together. Really Good Friends is a great look into the lives of young teenagers and the stresses and challenges they face. I don’t think there’s anything that is the cause of teenage angst more so than issues with relationships. Author Daisy Jordan does a good job of developing characters that the reader will truly care about, and describes situations in such a realistic manner that you feel you are actually there with the characters while they are happening. Really Good Friends is a book that would appeal to any reader who loves fiction for young adults, especially young women, or any reader that has dealt with difficult situations with friendships in their own life. I highly recommend this book, and look forward to reading the other books in this very promising series.
If you have really good friends, then entering high school should be a breeze, right?
Jill and her friends Hillary and Lorylyn make a vow of friendship, to stay together through thick and thin, but Jill's finding that not everyone is sticking to the pact.
What happens when you drift away from your friends? While these three best friends start off together, boys and popularity break up the group. How can you be best friends with someone and not be able to tell them about the boy you're secretly crushing over while dating his best friend?
Jill's having a rough time navigating through freshman year. Can she come out on top with a boyfriend and best friends by her side?
Grab your best friend and read this book together -- and then gossip about all of the things going on in your life and celebrate friendships.