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A hilariously funny book about falling for the wrong person by the author of Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen.From the writer of Confessions of A Teenage Drama Queen and My Worst Best Friend comes this hugely entertaining teen read about falling for the wrong person. The first time Josh sets eyes on Jena he's hooked. He can't stop thinking about her; looking for her wherever he is; hoping to turn a corner and find her there. The problem is she's completely out of his league as his friends never tire of telling him, so Josh decides he will settle on simply being Jena's friend. But the more time he spends with her the more infatuated he becomes, despite the fact Jena only turns to him when she's had a fight with her on-again off-again boyfriend. Finally realizing he can't go on pretending he only wants to be her friend, Josh vows to tell Jena how he feels on Valentine's Day.
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on February 13, 2018 by Candlewick
ISBN-10: 0763693545
ISBN-13: 9780763693541
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  • maggies20
    maggies20Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 3:51 am33 starsFeatured
    Just Friends is about a teenage boy, Josh, and his crush for a popular and pretty girl, Jena. Josh has never felt this way before, he's fallen in love with Jena. However, Josh and Jena hang out in totally different groups. Jena is the popular new girl, but Josh only hangs out with his few friends, not really fitting in with others. However, Josh starts trying his best to get closer to Jean and slowly, they become friends. Unfortunately, now there's another problem, which is moving on from friends. Josh wants to be more than friends, but that seems to be all Jena sees in him. So there's a struggle between confessing his feelings or staying just friends. I think this book can really relate to a lot of teenagers and even adults. Sometimes being with someone you love isn't that easy, especially if they don't feel the same. However, throughout the process, you learn and might also discover new relationships. I enjoyed seeing the shift between the characters and plot. You can see how Josh changes throughout the story, the growth and maturity he gained from this experience. Just Friends is a enjoyable book for everyone, especially teenagers who might also struggle with the same problems.

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