Megan and Bailey are polar opposites. Megan always has a plan for everything. School, work, everything in her life is planned out. Bailey, on the other hand, flies by the seat of her pants. She takes life one day at a time. These two struck up an unlikely friendship and became best friends. So when Bailey’s boyfriend Simon splashes red gatorade all over her in the school cafeteria, and Bailey ends the relationship, Megan has Bailey’s back. But when Bailey meets a guy named Ryder online, she can’t resist not talking to him and ends up losing her head and heart. Even when Megan keeps warning her that Ryder may not be who he says he is, Bailey chooses Ryder over her best friend. Will this betrayal ruin their friendship? And who, exactly, is Ryder West?
"The character development was truly the best part of the story, and I really enjoyed that aspect of it...While it started out on shaky ground, this book definitely finished out on a high note."
To be honest, when I first started reading this book, I absolutely hated it. Megan and Bailey didn’t act like best friends. They didn’t seem to care for each other, at all, and it felt like they were out to wreck each others lives. It just seemed like they were both trying to get the other to do what they thought best, which ultimately ruined their friendship. However, as the story progressed, the characters began developing, and it was really nice to see them start to realize what they’ve been doing wrong and come to terms with it. The character development was truly the best part of the story, and I really enjoyed that aspect of it.
Even though I didn’t like everything about this book, I do feel like it has some important lessons about internet safety and what could happen if you share your personal life online. While it started out on shaky ground, this book definitely finished out on a high note.
Reviewed by Pranshu A. on August 28, 2013