In this week’s post I’ll be reviewing Second Best Friend by Non Pratt!
Jade and Becky are best friends, but when Jade’s ex-boyfriend lets on that everyone thinks Becky is the better of the two, Jade finds herself noticing just how often she comes second to her best friend. There’s nothing Jade is better at than Becky. So when Jade is voted in as Party Leader ahead of her school’s General Election only to find herself standing against Becky, Jade sees it as a chance to prove herself. If there’s one thing she can win, it’s this election – even if it means losing her best friend.
The overall theme of the book is about friendship and how that means more to us than anything else. The moral of the story is to not compare yourself to others as we do all the time based on looks, social media etc.
I warmed to some of the characters but it was hard for me to like Becky or even Jade some of the time.
I also didn’t enjoy the ending. Not only was it unrealistic but it made me think Jade isn’t actually sorry for what she’s done. It all seems a bit too good to be true that your friend would forgive you instantly after spouting rumours.
Also, if you’re such good friends, would you not talk about your worries to each other instead of letting a boy get between you?
I think the moral of the story is better suited to younger readers whereas older ones may find this a bit young and far fetched.
If you have read Second Best Friend, what did you think of it?
Until next time, love, Vee x