12 Days of YA Book Recommendations

12 Days of YA Book Recommendations: Day 4 – Contemporary

December 16, 2021

12 Days of YA Book Recommendations

On the fourth day of YA book recommendations, I’m recommending a heartfelt contemporary novel!

When You Were Everything

Friendship breakups can be so HARD, and I loved how Ashley Woodfolk explored this kind of loss in When You Were Everything. Told through dual timelines,  we follow Cleo as she navigates her life after she loses her best friend and go back to the past to watch how their relationship fell apart. This story is a spotlight on an important type of relationship that hurts a lot when it ends—something most teens and adults can relate to. If you’ve ever lost a close friend, you’re going to want to add this heartfelt novel to your TBR.

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Check out last year’s contemporary recommendation!

What are your favorite contemporary novels? Let me know below in the comments!

2 Comments

  • Reply Kristina December 16, 2021 at 8:42 PM

    Yes! This one is also on my list of books I wanna read; friendship breakups are indeed the worst (lived way too many time), especially if it’s someone you’ve actually grown with

    The other one that I’ve ever read like that was We used to be friends, by Amy Spalding

    • Reply Jordan December 16, 2021 at 10:27 PM

      I hope you love this one—it was so good. We Used to Be Friends is in my tbr!

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