WHEN WE WERE THEM releases November 16, 2021 from Atheneum Simon and Schuster! Mysterious Galaxy Books in San Diego will be hosting my book launch, Tuesday November 23 at 7pm, as well as running my exclusive preorder campaign with custom designed swag and personalized messages. Read on for details!
From New York Times bestselling author Laura Taylor Namey comes an exquisitely crafted, heartrending novel about friendship and the bittersweetness of growing up and growing apart.
When they were fifteen, Willa, Luz, and Britton’s friendship was everything.
When they were sixteen, they stood by each other no matter what.
When they were seventeen, they went through the worst.
And when they were eighteen, Willa ruined it all.
Now, it’s the week of graduation, and Willa is left with only a memory box filled with symbols of the friendship she 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 each other, 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?
Due to warehouse backups and supply chain issues, preordering your copy of WHEN WE WERE THEM ensures you’ll get one on time! Use this Mysterious Galaxy link to easily preorder WHEN WE WERE THEM, as well as any of my other books. I’ll sign and personalize your copy any way you’d like. And Mysterious Galaxy is the only place to get my custom swag! If you’re ordering and attending the live launch event on November 23, you’ll receive your book and swag at Mysterious Galaxy.
All Mysterious Galaxy orders will receive:
- Custom designed stickers with key book objects
- Custom bookmark designed by children’s book illustrator, Christee Curran Baker