The Kind of Friends We Used to Be

By Frances O'Roark Dowell

The Kind of Friends We Used to Be


Kate and Marylin are best friends forever...well, except for last year when they weren't friends anymore, and except for this year when they both want to be friends again, but just don't know how. But the thing is, even as they are trying to fix their broken friendship, they are becoming more and more unalike and that's becoming harder and harder to deal with. It would make things a whole lot simpler if Kate would just take some of Marylin's fashion advice. What's with the guitar? And why on Earth is cheerleading so important to Marylin? She won't even stand up to Mazie, the Meanest Cheerleading Ever. With the divide that is growing between them, is there any hope that Kate and Marylin can ever be friends again?

Meet the Author

Frances O'Roark Dowell was born in 1964 in Berlin, Germany. Her father was in the US Army, which is why she lived in Germany. But, she also had to move a lot. By the time she was in college, she had lived in Charlottesville, Virginia twice, Springfield, Virginia twice, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas once, Bad Kreuznach, Germany once, and Killeen, Texas once.

Meet the Characters!

Frances O'Roark Dowell's Website

This website includes her biography, books, blog, author visits, workshops, podcasts, and contact information.

Here! Listen to some music!

(Christina Perri) A Thousand Years - Sungha Jung