June 29, 2012 by Heidi
Today it is my great pleasure to not only be talking about my thoughts on Being Friends With Boys, but to be hosting the final tour stop for Terra Elan McVoy and offering you a chance to win a copy!
Charlotte and Oliver have been friends forever. She knows that he, Abe, and Trip consider her to be one of the guys, and she likes it that way. She likes being the friend who keeps them all together. Likes offering a girl’s perspective on their love lives. Likes being the behind-the-scenes wordsmith who writes all the lyrics for the boys’ band. Char has a house full of stepsisters and a past full of backstabbing (female) ex-best friends, so for her, being friends with boys is refreshingly drama-free…until it isn’t any more.When a new boy enters the scene and makes Char feel like, well, a total girl…and two of her other friends have a falling out that may or may not be related to one of them deciding he possibly wants to be more than friends with Char…being friends with all these boys suddenly becomes a lot more complicated.
A big welcome to Terra Elan McVoy, author of Being Friends With Boys!
Differences Between Being Friends With Boys and Being Friends With Girls
Ever since my novel, Being Friends With Boys was released, I’ve been asked a lot about friendships between guys and girls. Is it possible, for one thing (duh, yes), and how is being friends with boys different than being friends with girls. I happen to be very lucky to have had friendshipswith both guys and girls all through middle- and high school, and continue to have fantastic friendships with men (and women) to this day. Though I think the value and intensity of guy/girl friendships and girl/girl friendships are definitely equal, there certainly are some differences. Follow my blog tour to read a few of my thoughts on how being friends with boys isn’t quite the same as being friends with girls!
10. You’ll gain a different perspective on everything.
Being friends with boys doesn’t just mean going to different movies, and doing different things together. It means learning about and perceiving the world through a totally different lens—one you might not be able to see through if you didn’t spend genuine, quality time with someone walking around the world in a completely different body (and psychology) than you are. Friendship across genders helps you understand humanity just a little bit more, and, ultimately, that can only help you understand yourself.
To check out the rest of Terra’s differences, visit the rest of the tour stops!
I couldn’t agree with Terra more. I’m certainly one of those girls who’s always made better connections with guys, and I definitely understand the world better because of it! I love that guy friends don’t really care what you wear, how your hair looks, or if you put on make up. I love that they get over things quickly, are laid back, and just downright fun to do things with. Tell me, what do you love most about being friends with boys OR if you are a boy, what do you love most about being friends with girls?
Thanks to Lit Logistics, I have a finished hardcover copy (complete with adorable cover) to offer to one of you lucky readers!
- Must be 13 years or older.
- US only (sorry, I can’t afford international shipping at this time).
- You have 48 hours to respond to my e-mail, or another winner will be chosen.
- Winner will be chosen Saturday, July 7th.
Random.org has selected Catie as our winner! Grats! =)