Review of When We Were Worthy

A horrible accident rattles the football-loving town of Worthy, Georgia. Three cheerleaders die, and the teenaged driver of the car that slammed into them survives. Told through four points of views: Marglyn, a grieving mother; Darcy, the mother of the teenaged driver at fault; Ava, a teacher with a shocking secret; and Leah, the friend who should have been with them, but wasn’t.

As the town struggles to make sense of the tragedy, rumors circulate, and accusations fly. Some seek vengeance against the driver at fault while others wonder if the girls hold any culpability for the accident.Where was Leah on the night of the accident? The four girls went everywhere together.

Where was Leah on the night of the accident? The four girls went everywhere together.

Marybeth Whalen’s novel, When We Were Worthy isn’t just another story about a high school tragedy. It’s about the challenges and struggles people face before, during, and after the catastrophe.

A story of mystery, hardship, romance, and deceit. It will keep you speculating until the end.

And if you’re a fan of audio books, Joshilyn Jackson gives a brilliant adaptation that only she could deliver.

Marybeth Whalen is the author of four novels, a co-founder of shereads.org, and the mother of six children.

About the cover: It makes me want to pick it up and find more about it. I also love the play on the word, Worthy.

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