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Goodbye Stranger (Digital Audiobook)

By Rebecca Stead, Kirby Heyborne (Narrator), Meera Simhan (Narrator), Kimberly Farr (Narrator)

Publication Date: August 3, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/2/2017)
Hardcover (8/4/2015)
CD-Audio (8/4/2015)
Prebound (5/2/2017)
Hardcover (8/4/2015)


This brilliant, New York Times bestselling novel from the author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me explores multiple perspectives on the bonds and limits of friendship.
Long ago, best friends Bridge, Emily, and Tab made a pact: no fighting. But it’s the start of seventh grade, and everything is changing. Emily’s new curves are attracting attention, and Tab is suddenly a member of the Human Rights Club. And then there’s Bridge. She’s started wearing cat ears and is the only one who’s still tempted to draw funny cartoons on her homework.
It’s also the beginning of seventh grade for Sherm Russo. He wonders: what does it mean to fall for a girl—as a friend?
By the time Valentine’s Day approaches, the girls have begun to question the bonds—and the limits—of friendship. Can they grow up without growing apart?
“Sensitively explores togetherness, aloneness, betrayal and love.” —The New York Times
A Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book for Fiction
Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, NPR, and more!

About the Author

Rebecca Stead is the author of three previous books for children. When You Reach Me, New York Times bestseller, won the Newbery Medal and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction. Liar & Spy, also a bestseller, was named a notable book by the New York Times Book Review and won the Guardian Prize for Children’s Fiction. Her first novel, First Light, was named a Best Book for Teens by the New York Public Library. Rebecca lives in New York City with her family. Visit her online at and on Twitter at @rebstead.