The Last Time We Say Goodbye
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Suicide
In the tradition of Thirteen Reasons Why and All the Bright Places, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a deeply affecting novel that will change the way you look at life and death.From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand comes a stunning, heart-wrenching novel of love and loss, which ALA Booklist called "both shatteringly painful and bright with life and hope" in a starred review.Since her brother, Tyler, committed suicide, Lex has been trying to keep her grief locked away, and to forget about what happened that night. But as she starts putting her life, her family, and her friendships back together, Lex is haunted by a secret she hasn't told anyone—a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.
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"This was a very touching book. It had me in tears by the end. I feel like it was very well written and the author did a great job of handling such a delicate subject. This book did a really good job of showing how much suicide affects your loved ones. It has some dark themes, so take that into consideration before you read it, but it's definitely worth checking out IMO. "
"I just reread this, and it's still as good, if not better, than the first time. It makes me cry every time. The misplaced guilt, the self-sabotage. I really resonated with Lex's sense of responsibility to her mother, and I cannot stress how much I love her relationship with Steven. This will always be a 5 star read for me. "
"dealing with death and the complications of your life after (and your history), is so confusing. this book didn't make realistic events cliche or quirky, it was only real- it showed a difficult process and the truth. made me bawl my eyes out and kept me wanting to see the light of at the end of the tunnel."
"So good. I cried and really got invested into the story. In love with my man Steven :)) 8.9/10"
"This book is beautifully written. It helps readers understand how some family members respond to death or a tragedy. "