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  • ISBN: 9781419738661 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1419738666 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 362 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Amulet Books, 2020.

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"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 and having a future that feels wide open"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #2
    It's senior year of high school, and Kat and James, lifelong best friends, should be weathering it together. Instead, their friendship is splintering. For popular, vivacious Kat, James (named after her father) has always been a rock, supporting her through her mother's death and a tumultuous breakup with her longtime boyfriend. But when James' high-school-sweetheart parents divorce suddenly and her senior year veers offtrack, she withdraws, keeping huge secrets from Kat. When Kat meets Quinn and falls, for the first time, for another girl, the distance between them widens. In alternating first-person perspectives, James and Kat each tell their stories, and despite their flaws, both become deeply sympathetic characters through the course of their narratives. In an homage to The Last Five Years, a musical about the dissolution of a marriage, James' chapters start at the end of the girls' senior year and move backward, while Kat's start at the beginning. The nonlinear structure adds some suspense to what is otherwise a bittersweet and potent examination of friendship, its failings, and its worth. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Amy Spalding is the author of several novels for teens, including Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys) and The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles), which earned a starred review from Kirkus. She lives in Los Angeles.

Subject: Best friends > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Dating (Social customs) > Juvenile fiction.
Family problems > Juvenile fiction.
High schools > Juvenile fiction.
Schools > Juvenile fiction.
Best friends > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Dating (Social customs) > Fiction.
Family problems > Fiction.
High schools > Fiction.
Schools > Fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Romance / Contemporary.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes / New Experience.

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