What Happened to Goodbye: Finding Happiness Within

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I just finished reading What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen. It was a great light summertime read! I would equate this book to a good “chick flick” at the movies. It’s a book you can read along with your girlfriends. The book was a very easy read, lighthearted, and enjoyable. There is an array of characters in What Happened to Goodbye.

The main character, Mclean, is a girl trying to figure out where she fits in. Her parents have divorced and she’s chosen to live with her dad, much to her mother’s dismay. Her dad has a job saving restaurants that are on the verge of closing. His job requires them to move around a lot & start anew. Mclean is used to picking up and starting over each time with a fresh outlook on life. Only this time would be different, this time she would find friendship, love, and in the end happiness within herself.

I think everyone can relate to this book because it’s such a crucial time in a teenagers life. It’s the age where you start to find out who you are & begin to make those big life changing decisions. I enjoyed reading Mclean’s journey, whether it was making friends with an outcast in school, building town models on the second floor of a restaurant, or finding love next door, in the end it was a great story with relatable characters and Sarah Dessen leaves me wanting to read more of her fun books!

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