The Worst Best Man | By Mia Sosa
Narrative and Plot
The story of The Worst Best Man alternates between Lina and Max, the central characters. Lina does not express her emotions too much, but she communicates well as a narrator. Max has a playful side to his narrative, yet there is depth in him. His presence is always joyful and adorably self-deprecating. The chemistry between the leads fuel the romantic story. It does have its adult moments and humor along with it.
The story has the right amount of pacing. There is no lag. It is fun, engaging and romantic. The hate-to-love trope is handled in a nuanced way that makes the transition believable to the readers.
Characters and Conflicts
Lina and Max, as previously mentioned, are the central characters of the story. Max being the title character is endearing and adorable. Lina on the other hand is strong willed, confident and reflects the life of a second generation immigrant, bringing her closer to real world.
Max’s charm and Lina’s wit brings out the amazing chemistry between the two. It makes the reader root for them as a couple. Andrew, being Max’s brother has an important impact in their lives.
Which is why he is another relevant character in the story after these two. However, the one problem with the book is it does not give Andrew or Max a complete character arc. The confrontation does not exactly live up to the rivalry. Except that, the book scores in every way. Also, the supporting characters could have given more time. But none of these minute details take away the charm of the overall story.
Despite the serious mood the world is in today, this is a fun escape reading. Although if you miss the normal things, let me give you a few trigger warnings : eating at a restaurant , wedding planning and wedding. Hope you have fun reading this one.