We Used to Be Friends

Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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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.

©2020 Amy Spalding (P)2019 Recorded Books

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The title should have been a clue

The performances by the narrators were the best part of this book. The ending is one of those books where you think “really? That’s it?” I had such hope for the book and friends James and Kat but the author didn’t. Guess I should have read the reviews before buying.