The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You
Blurb from Goodreads:
Trixie Watson has two very important goals for senior year: to finally save enough to buy the set of Dr. Who figurines at the local comic books store, and to place third in her class and knock Ben West--and his horrendous new mustache that he spent all summer growing--down to number four.
Trixie will do anything to get her name ranked over Ben's, including give up sleep and comic books--well, maybe not comic books--but definitely sleep. After all, the war of Watson v. West is as vicious as the Doctor v. Daleks and Browncoats v. Alliance combined, and it goes all the way back to the infamous monkey bars incident in the first grade. Over a decade later, it's time to declare a champion once and for all.
The war is Trixie's for the winning, until her best friend starts dating Ben's best friend and the two are unceremoniously dumped together and told to play nice. Finding common ground is odious and tooth-pullingly-painful, but Trixie and Ben's cautious truce slowly transforms into a fandom-based tentative friendship. When Trixie's best friend gets expelled for cheating and Trixie cries foul play, however, they have to choose who to believe and which side they're on--and they might not pick the same side.
What I thought:
I loved this book. Smart and funny, fast-paced, and the mystery kept me guessing until the end (which hardly ever happens). The characters are so well drawn and (no spoilers--though I did see it coming pretty early on) this trope is one of my favorites.Trixie is the quintessential unlikable/lovable character from page one, and I adored her. Ben is her nemesis, complete with a villainous curly mustache. Lili Anderson paints a vivid picture on every page and I couldn't stop turning them. Can't recommend this book enough and I'm giving it all the stars! *****Find it on Goodreads for more reviews and links to buy. Drop me a comment and let me know what you think or find me on twitter @chellypike.Happy Reading,Chelly*I received an eARC of this title from the publisher via NetGalley in exchangefor an honest review, and I honestly loved it.