April 26, 2017

It Started with Goodbye by @ChristinaJuneYA #BookReview

 
Sixteen-year-old Tatum Elsea is bracing for the worst summer of her life. After being falsely accused of a crime, she’s stuck under stepmother-imposed house arrest and her BFF’s gone ghost. Tatum fills her newfound free time with community service by day and working at her covert graphic design business at night (which includes trading emails with a cute cello-playing client). When Tatum discovers she’s not the only one in the house keeping secrets, she finds she has the chance to make amends with her family and friends. Equipped with a new perspective, and assisted by her feisty step-abuela-slash-fairy-godmother, Tatum is ready to start fresh and maybe even get her happy ending along the way.

A modern play on the Cinderella story arc, Christina June’s IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE shows us that sometimes going after what you want means breaking the rules.




Christina June writes young adult contemporary fiction when she’s not writing college recommendation letters during her day job as a school counselor. She is a voracious reader, loves to travel, eats too many cupcakes, and hopes to one day be bicoastal – the east coast of the US and the east coast of Scotland. She lives just outside Washington DC with her husband and daughter.

It Started with Goodbye was such a fantastic read! This was such a fun take on the Cinderella story that explores the complexities of family, love and change. I also really love that Tatum is such a well developed character! She is so dimensional and felt so real like I really wanted her to be my best friend! The plot was realistic and the conflicts in this story are something that could actually happen. This was a book that made me laugh and made me think all at the same time. Overall this book was so fantastic and I would absolutely recommend this book to everyone! 












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