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“What Happened to Goodbye is a book about Mclean and ever since her mom and her basketball coach got married things at school have been so weird she decides to move with her dad. Her dad owns a restraunt and this means always moving. Usually when she moves she uses a false name because she just...”see full review » see other reviews »
“What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen follows Mcclean on her journey through high school. After her parents’ divorce she decides to live with her father, a restaurant consultant, who moves from town to town saving failing restaurants. Each new town she creates a new identity and when they leave she leaves it behind. This changes when she reaches Lakeview and starts to make real connections with the people in the town. For the first time she finds it hard to lie to these people and regrets not telling the truth from the start. She knows that this location is only temporary, but she finds herself wanting to make this her permanent address. This book is perfect for teenagers who are going through high school and trying to find themselves. They see Mcclean changing her personality trying to find who she really is. I love this book because I could relate to Mcclean the struggles she was going through.
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Levels: Approximate Grade Level Equivalent: 4.8, Interest Level: 8-12, Guided Reading: Z, DRA: 70, Lexile Level: HL760L”
“a pretty good book that doesn't have any action or suspense”Robyn wrote this review 7 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“November 29, 2013
I am currently reading this book by Sarah Dessen, and right now I am a bit bored of reading it. It is about a girl named Liz who is in the middle of her senior year of high school when she moves to a new school. Her and her dad used to fantasise about their favorite basketball team, but suddenly Liz's mother leaves her father for the coach of the team. She meets a group of college kids at a party next to her house and joins them] When the cops burst in, a guy named Dave helps her hide from them. On her first day of school, she befriends the people she met at the party. I am not really understanding what the meaning of the story is, but it might turn out as another romantic teenage novel. I would recommend this book to someone with separated parents or somebody who likes to read about the girl-meets-boy books, or somebody who is a fan of romances. I am not very amused by this book because it is the typical kind that I would read with several cliche high-school events (ie: parties). However, I would like to continue reading this book to find out what happens next”
“This was the first Sarah Dessen book I've read, even though I have friends who've recommended her books for years, and I can't believe I've waited so long! This book was exactly what I wanted: lovable yet unique characters, an interesting plot line, a romantic twist, and a relaxing yet engaging read.
What Happened to Goodbye is about a girl named Mclean who is trying to decide who she wants to be while surrounded by uncertainty, constant change, and family upheaval. She comes to a town with people who show her the value of making roots somewhere. I would recommend it to anyone who likes "girl" books, romance stories, teen reads, or who likes any other Sarah Dessen book. I loved it! ”
“Love Sarah Dessen, her books are good for the middle school age though!”Khrystine wrote this review Sunday, November 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“"One of the best books by Sarah Dessen."”emilywery wrote this review Thursday, November 14, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved how Mclean needed to figure out who she really was. Dave seemed to help her, while their relationship sparked. I loved it!”Leah :) wrote this review Sunday, October 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“sweeet”JENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN wrote this review Wednesday, October 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“After her parent's divorce, Mclean decided she wanted to live with her dad. The two moved a lot, since her dad was a chef basically re-making restaurants. Almost everywhere they went, Mclean changed her name so she could start over. She learns that she needs to become herself and no be afraid to get attached to people and places like she has been.”Leah P wrote this review Wednesday, October 16, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“"What Happened To Goodbye" is a realistic fiction book which all starts when Mclean's mom cheats on her dad for a basketball coach, causing a divorce. Mclean just can't shake off what her mom did, so she lives with her dad. Working to buy restaurants and improve them, her dad moves around quite a bit. Each time she moves, Mclean changes her name; and personality. But on her latest move, she is starting to be called her real name: Mclean. But Mclean just hasn't really been the real her in a while; What is she reallly, truly like?”Leia Pap wrote this review Wednesday, October 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No