Hi everyone! A few weeks ago, I was approached to take part in the Friendship Fails of Emma Nash blog tour. I adored the first book, Editing Emma, so of course I was desperate to read the sequel and share my thoughts with you all. 


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 really be so bad?

We start where Editing Emma left off (no spoilers here) and it was easy to immerse myself into Emma's world again. Full of awkwardness and laugh-out-loud moments; this book was everything I was expecting, and more. What I love most about this series, is the smashing of taboo topics. Where other YA books purposefully avoid topics like periods and friends talking about sex, Chloe Seager embraces them - and I love that. Let's be honest, teenage girls do talk about these things, and it's about time books reflected that.

One of the central themes of the book is friendship. Creating and holding friendships is such a huge part of growing up, especially when you're a teenager, and this book definitely reflected that. I certainly remember being in Steph and Emma's exact situation. I was always the awkward dater, and my best friend got an "official" boyfriend - I felt replaced, hurt, jealous; all the emotions Emma is feeling. So I feel like this aspect of the book was done perfectly, and was very realistic.

Whilst we're talking about friendship; that's the theme behind my blog post today. Nina asked me to talk about a friend I've made through the online bookish world. Although I've met so many amazing people through the bookish community, two people spring to mind.

Me, Liv and Rebecca. The evil trio. The Slytherin Queens. Never did I imagine meeting two such like-minded, hilarious, best friends like you. You know you have a friend for every occassion? A friend to go out drinking with, a friend to gossip with, a friend to go to for advice etc. I've finally found friends that have it all. People who accept me for who I am. Every mood, every emotion, every chronic illness flare up, every moan, every celebration - these two have been there. Bringing out the best in me, and sticking by me when I've been at my worst.

Liv, we met up at Green Park tube station after speaking briefly online and attended the Beauty and the Beast afternoon tea together. From the first moment I saw you, something just clicked and I knew we'd be best friends. Not just because of our blogs, or our YouTube channels, or even because of books - just because I connected with you more in the first five minutes of talking, than I have with most people in my life. We've laughed together, cried together, got drunk together - so many of my favourite moments of the past year have been with you - so thank you.

Rebecca, never will I forget the tears that fell when I squeezed the life out of you in the Travelodge at Uxbridge. We had spoken for years online, which made our meeting even more emotional. I introduced you to the bookish world, and watching you grow into an amazing blogger, and now BookTuber, makes me so proud. A moment I'll always be thankful for is our 24 Hour Readathon together. When I struggled, you gave me the push I needed to keep going - and you've been doing that in my life ever since - so thank you.

I loved you both - and then you met, and loved each other too. And our trio was born. A trio I am so thankful was born. A trio that wouldn't have existed without the bookish world, but will continue to exist even if our time in the bookish world ends (don't worry - no one is leaving the bookish community anytime soon!). I love you both, and thank you both for being the best friends I could ask for. Genuinely having to wipe tears away here...

If you want to read a book full of laughs, loves and life-long friendships, Friendship Fails of Emma Nash is definitely the book for you!

Check out the other stops on the blog tour here:

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  1. Awww this is so lush, especially as you are all excellent human beings.
    Cora |