We Used to Be Friends

We Used to Be Friends

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Two best friends grow up-and grow apart-in this innovative contemporary YA novel

Told in dual timelines-half of the chapters moving forward in time and half moving backward-We Used to Be Friends explores
the most traumatic breakup of all: that of childhood besties. At the
start of their senior year in high school, James (a girl with a boy's
name) and Kat are inseparable, but by graduation, they're no longer
friends. James prepares to head off to college as she reflects on the
dissolution of her friendship with Kat while, in alternating chapters,
Kat thinks about being newly in love with her first girlfriend and
having a future that feels wide open. Over the course of senior year,
Kat wants nothing more than James to continue to be her steady rock, as
James worries that everything she believes about love and her future is a
lie when her high-school sweetheart parents announce they're getting a
divorce. Funny, honest, and full of heart, We Used to Be Friends tells of the pains of growing up and growing apart.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 150 x 216 x 35mm | 490g
  • Amulet Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1419738666
  • 9781419738661
  • 330,204

Review quote

"A good exploration of the heartbreak of losing a friend--and learning about oneself in the process."--Kirkus Reviews
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About Amy Spalding

Amy Spalding is the author of several novels for teens, including Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys) and The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles), which earned a starred review from Kirkus. She lives in Los Angeles.
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Rating details

2,512 ratings
3.33 out of 5 stars
5 13% (324)
4 30% (756)
3 38% (950)
2 15% (377)
1 4% (105)
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