Happy National Best Friend Day! Join us in celebrating by revealing the cover to Ashley Woodfolk’s sophomore novel, When You Were Everything. Woodfolk’s 2018 debut, The Beauty That Remains, was a gripping story about three bandmates who suffer loss. Together they share their grief and their music. Zoraida Córdova chats with Woodfolk about friendship breakups, hopeful endings, and how she’s celebrating National Best Friend’s Day!
It’s been twenty-seven days since Cleo and Layla’s friendship ended. That’s a long time to go without the person you thought was your bestie. What are you supposed to do after that? Cleo would love nothing more than to erase Layla from her life. Every memory no matter how good or bad. Those memories bind her to Layla and she doesn’t want that anymore. The only wrench in that plan is that Cleo is assigned to be Layla’s tutor. Still, she tried to move on in other ways. But neither the new friendships or her new crush can erase Cleo’s past with Layla.
Alternating between timelines of Then and Now, When You Were Everything blends past and present into an emotional story about the beauty of self-forgiveness, the promise of new beginnings, and the courage it takes to remain open to love.