What Happened to Goodbye

By Sarah Dessen
(Viking Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780670012947, 416pp.)

Publication Date: May 10, 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Compact Disc

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Summer 2011 Kids' Next List
“Each time she and her father move, McLean invents a new identity for herself - cheerleader, drama queen, yearbook president. But now, as they find themselves in another new town, McLean finally starts to deal with her parents' divorce. Instead of being someone new, she learns to be herself -- with the help of her friends. Another winner from Sarah Dessen!”
-- Meaghan Beasley, Island Bookstore, Duck, NC


Description

A New York Times bestseller
 
A new day. A new place. A new life.
 
In the past few years, Mclean has pretended to be so many different people that she hardly remembers who she really is anymore.
 
The adorable guy next door might be able to help her figure it out.
 
But is she ready for it?
 
“A cut above” —People
 
Also by Sarah Dessen:
Along for the Ride
Dreamland
Just Listen
Keeping the Moon
Lock and Key
The Moon and More
Someone Like You
That Summer
This Lullaby
The Truth About Forever




About the Author

Sarah Dessen is one of the most popular writers for young adults. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews, and have sold more than seven million copies. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Sasha Clementine. Visit her online at www.sarahdessen.com.




Praise For What Happened to Goodbye

"Dessen’s talent is creating just that comfortable space for young adults struggling with identity, relationships, and all that messy family stuff. Her quirky characters reach out to one another to forge genuine friendships and gentle first loves."
-The Horn Book

"Dessen’s fans will be happy to devour this latest offering."
-SLJ

"Readers can count on Dessen; she's a pro at creating characters caught at a nexus of change, who have broken relationships and who need to make decisions."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Dessen once again offers a substantive, well-crafted exploration of a teen’s life that will deeply satisfy her legions of fans."
-Booklist

"Dessen’s prose is clean and focused, the characters are developed and real, and the plot is believable. Mclean’s journey through the healing process after her parents’ divorce provides bibliotherapy for any teen dealing with family issues, and the secondary plot of tentative steps toward trust and friendship is beautiful. This is a must-have for any young adult collection."
-VOYA

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