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Just imagine how you would feel if you walked in on your boyfriend kissing your friend. That is what happened to Augusta Curtis, better known as Gus.

Everything seemed to be going great for Gus. She had a secure job, a couple of good friends and a new boyfriend, Nate, who she has been dating for about four months. One day she stopped by to visit Nate and that is when she discovered the unimaginable.

Frenemies is defined as “the friend who gives you the sweetest smile to your face, while holding the sharpest knife to your back”. What does Gus do about this situation with Nate and her friend, Helen?

Gus is approaching her thirtieth birthday and figured it was time to grow up. That is until all of this happened. She really does want some kind of revenge but her friends don’t like this idea and they seem to be acting strange. Gus feels like she is going backwards to her teenage years instead of growing up.

Does this situation prevent Gus from growing up?

Megan Crane does a wonderful job of making the reader feel the emotions that Gus is going through. On one side she is betrayed by someone who she thought was her friend and on the other is Nate who really fits the definition of a “frenemy”. The characters are well drawn and it won’t take you long to see how Helen can start to get on your nerves. The author does a good job of getting the main point across - in order to make something happen you have to be able to understand yourself first. This book makes for a quick and entertaining summer read and it is one you will not want to put down. Be sure to add Frenemies to your reading list.

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