Tomorrow Lindsey Leavitt's debut YA novel SEAN GRISWOLD'S HEAD is officially released, and I'm SO excited! You are all in for a real treat with this book. Lindsey does humor with a big dose of heart extremely well. As School Library Journal said, "A balanced proportion of comedy and gravity... refreshing and realistic without being overwrought with angst."
When I was in high school, I never liked a guy one of my friends liked. At least not at the same time. Ha, I'm kidding. We all seemed to have different taste in boys, which turned out to be a good thing. But isn't that weird? Because if friends are a lot alike, it'd seem like they WOULD be attracted to the same types of boys.
So tell me - did you ever have a thing for a boy when your friend had a thing for the same boy? What happened? Did the friendship survive?
Books I can think of off the top of my head that explore this include THE UNWRITTEN RULE by Elizabeth Scott and SOMETHING LIKE YOU by Susane Colasanti.