Today’s Waiting on Wednesday post is the next book in Amy Spalding’s growing list of fantastic books. I love Amy’s novels, they’re always so so great but I am especially excited for this one as it is a story that is very near and dear to heart, something I’ve gone through in the past and something I can relate to, 100%. The days until this book releases in January are just way way too many…
Title: We Used to Be Friends
Author: Amy Spalding – Her Website
Published By: Amulet Books
Publishing Date: January 7th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
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.
Why I’m Waiting:
Like I said above, I was going to read this book regardless of what it was about, because I ALWAYS read Amy’s books – they’re so good. But when I heard what this book was actually about, I knew I needed it even more so in my life. I too had a friend break-up; my bestie and I had been friends since we were 7 years old and we imploded by the time we were 23 years. That was 8 years ago and its still painful to think about – there is something way more painful about a friend breakup than an actual breakup. My ex boyfriend of seven years? Hardly ever think of him. My ex best friend? Every. Single. Day. So I’m really excited to see someone write about this and I’m already emotionally preparing myself for the familiar feelings. I’m searching every where for an ARC and I hope to get my hands on one soon but if not, I’ll be anxiously awaiting this release in January!
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