REVIEW: When We Were Them

When We Were Them is the story of three girls who are best friends and their friendship is on the rocks. We get two time points, the current year of graduation where Willa is trying to confront her actions that led to the end of the friendship, and the second is the years leading up to it. We see all of the trials and tribulations that lead them to be so close. 

It takes quite a while to get to the actual event that shook the girls but the journey there is lovely. It’s a true story of friendship, loyalty and the pains of growing up. There are some terribly sad moments throughout so be braced for that.


I really liked the characters and their arcs but the writing style wasn’t my favorite. I was interested in seeing what happened to the girls but I had to fight myself into reading it a few times. I was glad I stuck with it, though I wish it was told slightly differently.

Thanks so much to Booksparks for this gifted copy. All opinions above are my own.


Have you ever had a friendship that you would like to dissect and revisit when it ended?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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