Book Review: We Used to be Friends

We Used to Be Friends

Thank you to Amulet and Netgalley for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  


At the beginning of their senior year, best friends Kat and James are inseparable, but by the end of it, they have grown apart.
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Normally I don’t love YA contemporary, not because there is anything wrong with it, but because I’m not a young adult.  I am an old adult, and so some of these books seem a little on the immature side for me.  And while this one had its immature parts, I think the overall story of this book is good for people of any age.  

This book is essentially about how friendships change.  This has happened to me a couple of times where I just didn’t feel connected to friends anymore, so I relate well to what was going on between James and Kat.  The book is told in two timelines, James’s point of view starts out after senior year and Kat’s starts at the beginning. I think this is an interesting way to tell this story because for some reason it made me see that both girls were the issue.  

I definitely identified more with James of the two, but I could see myself in Kat a little as well.  As I mentioned there really was no bad guy in this story, and I liked that because that is how life works.  Usually, no one does something horrible, rather people find that they don’t have as much in common with the person as they did years ago.  

This book was great and I would recommend it especially to teenage girls.  I also loved that it showed the importance of friendship and how losing a best friend can be the biggest heartbreak of all.  


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