Synopsis from Goodreads
Emma Nash is back….and determined to work out the world of friendships and relationships once and for all (…ish).
Now she’s in the sixth form, Emma’s expecting life to be a breeze but when her best friend Steph suddenly has a boyfriend who she’s spending more time with Emma’s not sure what to do with herself.
So Emma’s got a mission in mind: making new friends. Signing up for the school fashion show seems like the perfect opportunity. Although soon, through a series of mishaps that are absolutely not Emma’s fault (well, sort of), her world is teetering on the edge of disaster again.
Would going back to creating a life for herself online reaaaaaallllyyy be so bad?
If you know me at all, you know how much I loved Editing Emma by Chloe Seager. It was one of my favourite reads of 2017, and now with its sequel Friendship Fails of Emma Nash, Chloe did it again.
This was the only book that I had on pre-order this year. So when I was told that I was going to be part of the blog tour I literally squealed of excitement. Not even joking, you can ask my boyfriend, he thought I had won the lottery for a second. Which would have been pretty epic too.
So as you can probably guess, I literally devoured this book when it arrived. I laughed so much that I had tears in my eyes.
In Friendship Fails of Emma Nash, the ever so funny Emma leaves her dating disasters behind her and dwells on making new friendships. We all have that moment in our lives when our friends start dating and you stuck between being a third wheel or leave them be to enjoy themselves and their new bae.
What Emma is about to discover is that friendships are just a hard to maintain as any romantic relationship. Chloe’s writing is not only hilarious but also finds a subtle fun way to deal with a lot of important issues. Issues that a lot of teenage girls should see more in YA books.
One of the things I mentioned when I reviewed Editing Emma is how this was a book I hoped I had when I was a teenager. Friendship Fails by Emma Nash is an amazing follow up to that. Once again, dealing on a deeper level with masturbation (not only female this time) and periods, but also dealing with orgasms or lack of thereof, female friendship, jealousy and how female/male relationships are real and not a myth.
Growing up, sometimes is hard to see what we have right in front of us. You can focus on something else so much and for so long, that you don’t realise what is happening around you. This is one of the lessons I take from this book, don’t force your friendships and open your eyes to the ones that are happening naturally. Also never stop making the effort for those friendships that matter!
Be weird! Be yourself! As you will always find a Steph that would love you no matter what. I’m very lucky that I have found my own Steph, as just like Emma I’m the weirdest gal you can meet. When you do, make sure you don’t let go!
If you are a fan of laughing until your belly hurts make sure to pick up a copy of Friendship Fails of Emma Nash by Chloe Seager. While there also pick up Editing Emma too, as is a great introduction to the ever weird, ever funny Emma Nash.
Friendship Fails by Emma Nash by Chloe Seager is available as a paperback and you can get it now on Amazon (affiliated link).
Thanks HQ and Nina Douglas for sending me an paperback copy of Friendship Fails of Emma Nash in exchange for my honest review.
P.s.: Once again I met the ever so lovely Chloe Seager at YALC for my birthday. I think we starting a little tradition. Bonus photo: My favourite photo with Chloe from the CHCCYAFest. AHAH