Book Club - What Happened to Goodbye

Deborah Harkness
Alex George
Ann Napolitano
William Deresiewicz
Jessica Spotswood
Geraldine Brooks
Brené Brown
Stephanie McAfee
Sophie Morgan
Tana French
Terry McMillan
Jen Lancaster
Geneen Roth
Julie Klam
Amy Kalafa
Ally Condie
Julia Cameron
Kate Marshall & David Marshall
Sylvia Day
Edited by Stacy Morrison, Julie Ross Godar & Rita Arens
Amor Towles
Jeremy Page
Dominique Browning
Karen White
Stephen Dau
Laura Moriarty
Laura Dave
Kim Edwards
Jeffrey Zaslow
Claire Bidwell Smith
Seré Prince Halverson
Eleanor Brown
Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D.
Lisa Gardner
Linwood Barclay
Liane Moriarty
Gayle Forman
William D. Lassek, M.D. & Steven J.C. Gaulin, Ph.D.
Vanessa Williams & Helen Williams

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What Happened to Goodbye

Sarah Dessen Scores Two Points for Teen Lit

Let me cop to my real age and admit that young adult lit isn’t high on my list of frequent reads. And while Francesca Lia Block’s Weetzie Bat rocked my world and maintains a prominent place on my bookshelf, I usually steer clear of the teen angst section at the local library/book store. All that to say, my expectations were rather low when I first cracked open What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen.  Read more >

When I Was a Teen I Wanted Mclean's Life

In junior high school I had an ongoing daydream about moving to a new town and completely re-inventing myself. New name, new look, new identity. A fresh start to be whoever I wanted to be. I don't think it's a fantasy unique to me. On the path of self-discovery that makes up a great deal of our collective youth, there are few who know that we are already exactly who we are supposed to be.  Read more >

What Happened to Goodbye: A Fun and Easy Summer Read

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen is technically a young adult novel, but that didn’t stop me from spending a few summer evenings enjoying this delightful story.  Read more >

What Happened to Goodbye: A Little Bit of Everything a Teen Needs

As a lover of literature for youth, I admit was disappointed with Sarah Dessen's What Happened to Goodbye. It was too predictable, although I recognize that there are only so many directions one can go in when writing upbeat teen novels. For someone who's thankfully done with adolescence angst, I didn't need this book to help me feel more at peace with my life (misery loves company!).  Read more >

I Hated Saying Goodbye to What Happened to Goodbye

My teenage daughter loves Sarah Dessen's books and after reading What Happened to Goodbye, I can see why. Dessen is a talented writer who portrays a realistic view of teenage life, and at the same time, weaves well written prose through a compelling story line that even someone like me, who has been out of high school for many years, can relate to and enjoy.  Read more >

What happened to Goodbye: More Than a Teen Romance Novel

I have to admit, I was not completely on board with Sarah Dessen's novel, What Happened to Goodbye when I started reading it. Let‘s face it, I’m not exactly the target audience for a high-school teenage romance novel.  Read more >

Saying Goodbye to Sarah Dessen's What Happened To Goodbye Was Not Easy

Ever have one of those reads where you felt like you were a silent traveler taking a journey alongside the characters? Sarah Dessen's What Happened to Goodbye created that feeling for me.  Read more >

Say Hello to What Happened to Goodbye

Mclean Sweet, the main character in Sarah Dessen's novel, What Happened to Goodbye, seems to enjoy the constant moving around that she and her father do; every new city provides her a clean slate, and the opportunity to be whoever she wants to be.  Read more >

What Happened to Goodbye: A Story for Every Teenaged Girl

What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen is a classic, fun coming-of-age story of a girl who really discovers that who she is exactly who she should be.  Read more >

What Happened to Goodbye is a Must Read

I couldn’t imagine being a teenager moving from town to town and from one high school to another over and over. That’s just what Mclean, or was it Beth or Liz or Eliza or Lizbet, did in What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen. Mclean’s parents went through an extremely public divorce which led to a custody dispute over her. She chose to live with her father.  Read more >