Book: What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
Genre: YA Romance
From: the library
My daughter brought this one home from the the library the other day, so I "snuck" it into my reading line up. It was a guilty read because I have so many things I NEED to read for this that and the other. But it was a fun one and I should do it more often!
This was a typical Sarah Dessen book about a girl who is struggling because her parents divorced (an ugly public thing) and she chose to be with her dad which means moving around a lot. At every new place, she picks out a different name and personality for herself. That is, until she got to this latest new place and suddenly she finds she is being herself, or at least trying to.
I found this one to be a good mix between the romance (because of course you know she meets a cool guy) and the problems she is dealing with, especially where her mom is concerned. It wasn't overly depressing regarding the problem (which sometimes they are for me) or overly dwelling on the romance (and this one actually seemed to be very low key.) Mostly it's about this girl trying to find herself since she seems to have forgotten who she was.
One of the things I found myself thinking most about while reading this book was could I change who I was if I could start over fresh every now and then? I think I couldn't no matter how hard I wanted to. I would still end up the same person. I would maybe start out different, but would shake down right into the same old rut. I found that whole idea pretty interesting because I really do get sick of myself some days and wish I could be different. Know what I mean? Anyone else feel this way?
Bottom line: I enjoyed this book a lot.
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