Tuesday, November 1, 2011

What Happened to Goodbye

What Happened to Goodbye By: Sarah Dessen

Moving is no longer new for Mclean. Ever since her parents divorced and she came to live with her dad they have moved 4 times in the last two years. She is now starting her senior year and is lost for who she really is. Every time they have gone somewhere new she changes her name and also her personality. But this time things just work out that she goes by her given name Mclean. This is hard for her because she really doesn’t know who she is.  Her mom is now married to another man and has twins and they do not get along at all, Mclean feels left out and replaced by who her mom has become.  Her dad continues his job of taking over a restaurant and trying to fix it, and Mclean starts to feel like she is a part of something when her and some people from school begin to build a model of the city.  As she draws closer to some people around her, particularly the boy next door Mclean is lost for what to do. When her dad tells her they are moving again she is finished.  Can Mclean find out who she is and can she just become able to not say goodbye to everyone.

I liked this book. It was sort of sad how oblivious to Mclean’s changing personalities her parents were, they really didn’t pay that much attention to her.  I did like that the character was able to grow throughout the book, and showed that people can change, even if it takes a bad experience.  I would recommend this book to high school or older.

I borrowed this book from the public library

ISBN: 978-0-670-01294-7

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