Book Review – Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G.

Just friends.
We’re just friends.
No, really. She’s just my best friend… Arizona Turner has been my best friend since fourth grade, even when we “hated” each other. We’ve been there for one another through first kisses, first “times,” and we’ve been each other’s constant when good relationships turned bad. (We even went to colleges that were minutes away from each other…)
Throughout the years, and despite what anyone says, we’ve never crossed the line.
Never thought about it.
Never wanted to.
Until one night changed everything.
At least, it should’ve …
 Just friends.
We’re just friends.
I’m only saying this until I figure out if she’s still “just” my best friend…

5 out of 5 stars

I have a new book boyfriend and his name is Carter James.

Sincerely, Carter is the story of Carter and his best friend Arizona.  Carter and Ari meet in fourth (no, fifth) grade and hate each other at first.  They become best friends, to a point that seems odd to others.  They know everything about each other, and drop everything to help each other.

This book begins when Carter and Arizona are in 4th grade.  Carter gets in trouble because of Arizona and is forced to write her apology notes.  The notes are quite hilarious.  These notes continue as they grow up, turning into emails and texts, which are equally as hilarious.  It was fun to get a glimpse into Carizona as children.  Really made them feel more real.

Carter is freaking awesome.  He is caring, loving and loyal.  Arizona was a great heroine – until about 75% – then I wanted to punch her in the face.  She acted like a petulant child, and it was really out of character for her. 

There was a point in the book where I was like “what?”.  The moment where Carter and Arizona realize they like each other more than friends.  It was kind of unbelievable.

The only thing missing – an epilogue!  Really, no epilogue with a standalone?  I was pretty annoyed about that.  Would have liked to see what happened say 5 years down the road.  And this was much better than the last Whitney G. book I read, with the worst heroine I’ve ever read.

Great read, and I would highly recommend.

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