The Best of Friends by N. J. Lindquist

Book 1 in the Circle of Friends series

High school senior Glen is happy just to get by. True, he's never had a girl friend—serious or otherwise. But he figures he's got lots of time. Charlie, the new doctor's son, seems to have everything: looks, brains, charisma, athletic ability, money, and a shiny new sports car. It isn’t long before he has nearly everyone in the small town in his corner, including Glen.

Except Nicole, the prettiest girl in town and the pastor’s daughter. She has no intention of dating Charlie—no matter how many times he asks her. Or Luke, Glen’s best friend since kindergarten, who dislikes Charlie on sight and longs to wipe that arrogant smile off his face!

As Glen tries to help Charlie in his quest to date Nicole and defuse the hostility between Luke and Charlie, he faces major problems—some life-threatening, others life-changing.

“Glen Sauten captured our sympathies as we rooted for him to stand up and discover himself. His problems challenge and develop his character, move the action along, and provide exciting moments. Lindquist has found the teen voice, but writes to the emotional needs of all ages.” Stephen and Janet Bly, authors of 100+ books