What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When I started reading this book, I was a little biased. I thought it would be just like any other contemporary YA novel - flat and cliched. Truth is, it was amazing. It wasn't a fast pace book. It wasn't girl-meets-guy-and-falls-in-love kind of thing. It had real relationships, real developments, real and important concepts. It dealt with trauma and love and teen problems. The characters were strong and really well developed. Every single one of them was unique and perfect in their own way.
It was quality writing worth reading not only by young adults, but by adults as well. The author poses problems of (sadly) everyday life - like divorce - and the impact they have on everyone involved, especially children.
The novel had just enough back story to not keep us readers wondering what was happening and why. Everything was done in just the right amount.
I would recommend it as a must-read.
Two thumbs up!
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