August 30, 2015

#Review #Giveaway of Goodbye Stranger by @rebstead

Bridge is an accident survivor who's wondering why she's still alive. Emily has new curves and an almost-boyfriend who wants a certain kind of picture. Tabitha sees through everybody's games--or so she tells the world. The three girls are best friends with one rule: No fighting. Can it get them through seventh grade? 
This year everything is different for Sherm Russo as he gets to know Bridge Barsamian. What does it mean to fall for a girl--as a friend? 
On Valentine's Day, an unnamed high school girl struggles with a betrayal. How long can she hide in plain sight?
 About the Author


Rebecca Stead has written four novels for children: When You Reach Me (A New York Times bestseller and winner of the Newbery Medal and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Fiction); Liar & Spy (Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction and a New York Times Book Review Notable Book for Children); First Light (a Junior Library Guild Selection and a New York Public Library Best Book for Teens); and, most recently, Goodbye Stranger, which will be published in August 2015. Rebecca lives in New York City with her family.

I was not prepared to like this book.  And well this one ended up being ok so I do think that if you like books with different POVs about life in middle school then you should give this one a try. 

The POVs felt somewhat fragmented for me which made the story hard to get into.  I didnt really connect with any of them which also made it hard to love this book.  

This story is about friendship in middle school and high school.  It was a good little story to try if you want to read about how relationships can become toxic and how each one changes and evolves over the course of school.  

 Go Into This One Knowing 
Great transition book from middle school to high school

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