Why Do Friendships End?, a guest post by author Carol Dines

Author Carol Dines joins us today to talk about the inspiration for her latest YA novel, The Take-Over Friend. The idea of ​​BFFs forever and the media’s portrayal of friendship, particularly those of teenage girls, often sets up the expectation that you find your lifetime best friend early and you grow old together, weathering the storms of life’s ups and downs. But the reality is, a lot of best friends break up. Today, author Carol Dine talks about what she has learned about friendship, why friendships sometimes end, and how it all inspired her latest book.

What I remember best was the last fight we had. She said to me over the phone, “I just feel like you keep putting up walls, and I don’t know why.”