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When You Were Everything by Ashley Woodfolk
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Mar 09, 2021 | ISBN 9781524715946

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A stunning story that speaks to the deeply human need to love and be loved in myriad ways.” —Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Jackpot

This is a heady, heart-squelching book. I loved it.”  —Mary H.K. Choi, New York Times bestselling author of Emergency Contact and Permanent Record

“This book has everything I want…. Wise and melancholic, gorgeously nostalgic, Woodfolk’s stories pummel your heart and make you stronger for it.” —Justin A. Reynolds, author of Opposite of Always

“A breathtakingly beautiful and intimate story.” —Tiffany D. Jackson, award-winning author of Monday’s Not Coming and Let Me Hear A Rhyme

“A hugely evocative and deeply relatable elegy to friendship, heartbreak, and love, this book is gorgeous in every way.” —Jennifer E. Smith, author of Windfall and Field Notes on Love

“Digs in to what makes a friend break-up feel life-shattering. Exquisite, intimate, and vulnerable, this story will surely stick with readers long after they finish it.” —Mark Oshiro, award-winning author of Anger is A Gift

“Ashley Woodfolk’s When You Were Everything is a nuanced view of the complicated layers of teenage friendship. In gorgeous, evocative prose, Woodfolk explores the different types of love that feed, wound, and heal us.” —Brandy Colbert, award-winning author of Little & Lion and The Revolution of Birdie Randolph

“A satisfying coming-of-age friendship story.” —Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

“Skillfully voices the pain of unexpectedly losing a close friend and explores the choice to remain open despite the risk of future heartache…. A well-crafted story of resilience.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review


American Library Association’s YALSA Quick Pick SELECTION 2021

Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year SELECTION 2021

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