Hello everyone! Today I will be telling you about the middle book of a trilogy. It’s the sequel to The Secret Language of Girls, written by Frances O’roark Dowell. We are talking about The kind of friends we used to be.

Though this is the second book of the trilogy I started to read from this one. Here we meet Kate and Marylin, two best friends who have been struck by each other’s differences and have been ripped apart. They both want to remain friends but they are not able to look past their differences. Kate and Marylin want to be the same just like before, but when the reality of growing up and the reality of middle school catches up with them, their friendship it’s in danger.

I personally don’t think it’s necessary to read the first book before reading this one. I don’t think there’s any spoilers either, the novel is 256 pages, it isn’t very long, it has a great pace, it isn’t too fast, it isn’t too slow. The novel pretty much resumes and catches that moment in our lives where we are finding out who we are exactly and what do we like. Kate’s and Marylin’s situation is so relatable in so many different levels. Though I didn’t love this book, I did like it very much. It helped me understand the reality of changing and that everyone changes and everyone likes different thing but that doesn’t mean we can’t be friends or get along. Throughout this book you meet different personalities and different people, like girls with pink hair and it’s all about understanding that that’s just her personality and there’s nothing wrong or weird with it.

I believe this book it’s perfect to adjust and cope with reality. Personally I think it is great to read when you’re growing up and starting to deal with this type of things. When you think you’re losing your best friend and when you think there’s no one in the world like you. This is a great book and I would give it a 3.7 out of 5 stars.