published December 2007 by Harper Teen
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Farrah Jane Morris loves her first semester at college and that for the first time she can be just how she wants to be. At college she is cool and relaxed Jane who wishes that her crush "Hot Connor" would ask her out.
However when Farrah is back with her family she has trouble to stay true to herself and say no to her mother's attempts to make her more girlie. In her first semester break Farrah stays at an expensive lodge where her brother marries rich and famous Marni. When it turns out that her crush Connor is working at the lodge where the wedding will take place things get exciting and complicated. Connor thinks that the guests at the lodge are total snobs so Farrah and her new friend Biff (really Buffy, she's Marnis sister) claim to be nannys for Farrah's little brothers. Soon Connor and Farrah start to date and everything could be perfect. But she knows that when he will uncover her lies their relationship could be over.
When I saw the cover of "The best girl" I hoped for a funny, entertaining and lovely story and that's exactly what I got.
Farrah is a great and very believable character. She's happy to be at college and to have the chance to be herself. She's a shy and very likable girl and I loved her interactions with her brother, her mom and Biff. Her lies to Connor were white lies and she's definitely not a mean person.
Connor is a great, cool guy who shares a lot of interests with Farrah. He was very sweet to her and really cared about her feelings and dreams.
It was understandable that he was hurt and angry when he found out who Farrah really is. His reaction was not over the top and I liked how in the end they got back together.
All in all I really enjoyed reading this book and will definitely read more books by Emma Harrison in the future. If you want to relax and have some fun this cute and lovely book is a good choice.