Book Review of Frenemies

Author: Alexa Young
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1

Avalon and Halley have been best friends since they can remember. The live next door to each other and even have a puppy, Pucci, that they share custody of. When Halley goes off to art camp, Avalon can't wait for her best friend to come home. She's even planned a party in their friendship's honor. But, when Halley returns from art camp, Avalon gets a huge surprise. Not only has her best friend lost her fashion sense, she's gotten a new friend, in the form of Sofee. A girl that was once nicknamed by the two friends as Softee. At school, the two friends, who are in the same class for the school paper, begin a competition in which they are fighting with others for their own column, where they give fashion advice to the other students. Both girls are having a hard time adjusting to the new friends that the other has made.

When, two friends end up having a falling out, that's when the true drama begins. Avalon, who is the daughter of lawyers, draws up an agreement which lets them know the terms of custody of Pucci, and they start rotating days on the Style Snark column for the paper. They decide that the students can vote for which style snark they like the best. From parties to sleepovers, the girls throw low blows to each other. Will these two friends work everything out, or will be be full on war for the rest of the year? Well, I guess you'll just have to read to find out.

This book is a different kind of fun. You'll be turning the pages to see what the Avalon and Halley will come up with next to try and destroy the other. I love the way that the girls' claws come out in the Style Snark column. Both throw out comments on the others outfits and more. This book is fashionably fun and, trust me, addicting. Make sure to look for the sequel, Faketastic, coming out Jan. 2009.