December 27, 2021

#BookReview: When We Were Them by @LauraTNamey






Synopsis: When they were fifteen, Willa, Luz, and Britton had a friendship that was everything.

When they were sixteen, they stood by one another no matter what.
When they were seventeen, they went through the worst.
And when they were eighteen, Willa ruined it all.

Now, the week of graduation, Willa is left with only a memory box filled with symbols of the friendship she has nearly destroyed: A book of pranks. Corsages from a nightmarish homecoming. A greasy pizza menu. Greeting cards with words that mean the world... It’s enough to make Willa wonder how anything could tear her, Luz, and Britton apart. But as Willa revisits the moments when she and her friends leaned on one another, she can’t avoid the moments they leaned so hard, their friendship began to crack.

As Willa tries to find a way back to Luz and Britton, she must confront the why of her betrayal and answer a question she never saw coming: Who is she, without them?
 



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Rating: 4 Stars
My Review: This is one of those reads where you don't have to zoom through it.  You can take your time and learn about the lives of many characters and see what their lives are like.  There really isn't anything special per say about this story. Its a story of family and friendship and was so beautiful. 











Review

"Namey’s prose is lyrical and tender, authentic in its portrayal of late teen angst and growth.... An intimate portrait of friendship at the cusp of adulthood." (Kirkus Reviews )

"Beautifully poignant.... A bittersweet story that will touch many hearts, especially as readers remember that time when their friends were everything. Hand to those who love Nina LaCour." (Booklist )

"Female relationships take center stage in Namey’s narrative about growing up, growing together, and, sometimes, growing apart." (Publishers Weekly )

About the Author

<p><b>Laura Taylor Namey</b> is a Cuban-American Californian who can usually be found haunting her favorite coffee shops, drooling over leather jackets, and wishing she was in London or Paris. She lives in San Diego with her husband, two superstar children, and her beloved miniature schnauzer/muse. <i>The Library of Lost Things</i> is her first novel.</p>  --This text refers to the audioCD edition.









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