What Happened to Goodbye
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Friendship
A New York Times bestseller A new day. A new place. A new life. In the past few years, Mclean has pretended to be so many different people that she hardly remembers who she really is anymore. The adorable guy next door might be able to help her figure it out. But is she ready for it? “A cut above” —People Also by Sarah Dessen:Along for the RideDreamlandJust ListenKeeping the MoonLock and KeyThe Moon and MoreSomeone Like YouThat SummerThis LullabyThe Truth About Forever
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"I've read quite a few Sarah Dessen books now and I'm very happy I've finally come across her books and given them a chance. While the endings seem a bit abrupt, I really enjoy the story that Dessen weaves like only she can. <br/><br/>I really felt bad for McLean and her father in this book. I don't know if I ever warmed to her mother and I can't say why I was so firmly against anything to do with McLean's mother, but I did find myself hoping McLean would found a way to get rid of her. But, it did make for an interesting story. I really liked reading about how McLean reinvented herself at 3 other schools (even if it might not be entirely healthy) and her lack of a new self for her most recent move. It made her endearing as she learned to finally be herself.<br/><br/>I really liked her father. He was a passionate guy, who loved his daughter. While McLean ended up taking care of him more than she should have for a daughter, you could see the love they had for each other practically glow from the pages. It was sweet. <br/><br/>I wasn't sure what to make of the romance in this at first. Dave wasn't someone I would have clung to at first, but after a bit, he really grows on you! I really felt bad for the way he grew up. While he didn't have a bad childhood or anything, he wasn't really able to do the things that kids normally do. Like get in trouble, have friends, go out. I was glad to see his character grow a bit too as the story unfolded.<br/><br/>Of course, along with the others, I highly recommend this book. Sarah Dessen is pure genius when she puts pen to paper. Or fingers to keyboard."
"I know everyone is hyping up Colleen Hoover… but for good reason! I love her writing, it hurts but like hurts good… does that make sense? 😂 the first book I read of hers was “It Ends With Us” I highly recommend (there are 👀 scenes so if you don’t like those beware but if you do… they’re written amazing 😂) and if you’re ok with reading sapphic novels my FAVORITE book atm is “Written in the Stars” by Alexandra Bellefleur, absolutely wholesome romance, comedic, and also has some scenes ❤️❤️"