What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

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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 Sarah Dessen

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Sarah Dessen is the author of seven previous novels for young adults, including the "New York Times" bestseller "Just Listen," She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
 
Published May 10, 2011 by Speak. 432 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The Guardian

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... ThePinkElephant: 'Young teenage girls will definitely relate to Mclean, I know that I did'

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The Guardian

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What Happened to Goodbye is a novel about 16-year-old Mclean Elizabeth Sweet.

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Examiner

That being said, if you've read other books by Sarah Dessen, you know that once you've read one, you've read them all, with the noticeable exception of “Dreamland.” Otherwise her books follow the same plot: boy meets girl, girl messes up or has doubts, boy and girl separate, girl resolves problem...

Apr 26 2012 | Read Full Review of What Happened to Goodbye

Examiner

A boy genius trying to reclaim his teen years, Dave, a girl who was never accepted as the new girl, Deb, and even the stereotypical girl high school girl obsessed with clothes and boys, Heather, are just a few of the people she encounters in this quirky town.

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Examiner

Mclean is a high school senior, trying to work out her life after her parents’ bitter divorce left her moving from town to town with her father, harboring a growing resentment of her mother who, in Mclean’s estimation and understanding, is the sole reason that her world was devastated.

May 13 2011 | Read Full Review of What Happened to Goodbye

Teen Ink

If you've read another Sarah Dessen novel then you know what you're in for here: a beautif.

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Los Angeles Times

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In 'What Happened to Goodbye,' Sarah Dessen again delves into the lives of coming-of-age characters. Mclean Sweet faces her parents' divorce while fitting into a new town and high school.

May 08 2011 | Read Full Review of What Happened to Goodbye

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Bookmarks Magazine

What Happened to Goodbye is the tenth novel published by bestselling young adult novelist Sarah Dessen, a former teacher at the University of North Carolina.

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Reading Lark

... Sarah Dessen is one of those authors that I love. It doesn't matter what the story is about - I have come to expect down to earth characters, ...

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The Young Folks

It’s been a long time since I read a Sarah Dessen book (Probably like 7-8 years?

Jun 22 2011 | Read Full Review of What Happened to Goodbye

Early Nerd Special

... McLean Sweet has moved four times in two years. Living with her dad means that they never put down roots. He fixes up restaurants, and when ...

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Parental Book Reviews

Content Review: What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen ... I thought this book would be the one to perfectly understand my soul, and yet it's the first ...

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The Broke and the Bookish

... As a whole I did enjoy What Happened to Goodbye. Was it my favorite Sarah Dessen book? No. But I don't think any of her books will live up to ...

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Zoe's Book Reviews

... Another town. Another school. Another Mclean. Ever since her parents' bitter divorce, Mclean and her father have been fleeing their unhappy ...

May 10 2011 | Read Full Review of What Happened to Goodbye

Young Adult Book Reviews

... Fans of Sarah Dessen will devour this book as it has all of her trademark appeal. The characters are multi-dimensional and true. The story is ...

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Waking Brain Cells

... whathappenedtogoodbye · What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen. Mclean has moved four times in the last two years. Ever since her ...

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A Girl, Books and Other Things

... In every town, McLean takes on a new personality and name - variations of her middle name Elizabeth - and becomes someone different from ...

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Ramblings of a Daydreamer

... Synopsis: Who is the real McLean? Since her parents' bitter divorce, McLean and her dad, a restaurant consultant, have been on the move-four ...

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Book Divas

Now Mclean is stuck being called Mclean, trying to be herself, whoever that is, dealing with her mother and taking a chance on really connecting with the people in the town around her.

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Christina Reads YA Blog

... What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen Another town? Another new school? Mclean really doesn't mind. In fact, she welcomes the ...

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Confessions of a Bibliovore

... Book: What Happened to Goodbye Author: Sarah Dessen Published: 2012. Source: Local Library Thanks to her dad's job, Mclean Sweet has ...

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Not Enough Bookshelves

... Since her parents' bitter divorce, McLean and her dad, a restaurant consultant, have been on the move-four towns in two years. Estranged from ...

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