What Happened to Goodbye

So, What Happened to Goodbye is by Sarah Dessen. It came out May 10th, and I finished it as soon as I possibly could with homework and all.

Since her parents’ bitter divorce, Mclean and her dad, a restaurant consultant, have been on the move – four towns in two years. Estranged from her mother and her mother’s new family, Mclean has followed her dad in leaving the unhappy past behind. And each new place gives her a chance to try out a new persona: from cheerleader to drama diva. But now, for the first time, Mclean discovers a desire to stay in one place and just be herself – whoever that is. Perhaps her neighbor Dave, an academic superstar trying to be just a regular guy, can help her find out. Combining Sarah Dessen’s trademark graceful writing, great characters, and compelling storytelling, What Happened to Goodbye is irresistible reading.

It’s about this girl named McLean and within two years she moved around a lot constantly changing her identity. Her parents had a nasty divorce, and she lives with her dad. Then, McLean moves to Lakeview (Dessen’s normal town), and finds that she’s truly being herself. It took me a little while to get into the book, but I was in love by the end. Her characters are all so well rounded and realistic. I plan to reread it soon. You should definitely get it if you’re a Dessen fan and if you’re not, still go get it.


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