I knew I needed a pliant friend for my plan, someone I could load up with awful stories about Nick, someone who would become overly attached to me, someone who'd be easy to manipulate, who wouldn't think too hard about anything I said because she felt privileged to hear it. (36.4)
Amy's manipulation of her neighbor, Noelle, shows just how far she'll go to use people for her own purposes. She fills Noelle up with stories about Nick that probably never happened, leads her to believe they're best friends, and even plots to steal her pee so she can fake her pregnancy. Not exactly the definition of best friend, is it? Next time you get ready to declare someone your best friend and she invites you over for a lemonade binge when the toilet just happens to be broken, it might be time to bolt.