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ISBN13: 9780670012947
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Since her parents' bitter divorce, Mclean and her dad, a restaurant consultant, have been on the move—four towns in two years. Estranged from her mother and her mother's new family, Mclean has followed her dad in leaving the unhappy past behind. And each new place gives her a chance to try out a new persona: from cheerleader to drama diva. But now, for the first time, Mclean discovers a desire to stay in one place and just be herself—whoever that is. Perhaps her neighbor Dave, an academic superstar trying to be just a regular guy, can help her find out. Combining Sarah Dessen's trademark graceful writing, great characters, and compelling storytelling, What Happened to Goodbye is irresistible reading.

 

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"Dessen's 10th novel is another smoothly written journey of self-discovery. Mclean Sweet, named for 'the all-time winningest basketball coach of Defriese University,' has moved four times in two years, following her father's job as a restaurant consultant. Each time she moves she reinvents herself, not so much to try on a new identity but to rid herself of the original one — only daughter of a couple whose divorce was an awful, public scandal. It becomes clear that although Defriese basketball was her father's obsession, Mclean's idol was her mother, and Mclean's lasting anger adds an emotional punch to a long narrative that doesn't otherwise have much of an arc. It will delight Dessen's passionate fans that Mclean and her father have landed in Lakeview (capital of Dessenland) and that the action ricochets between there and familiar (fictional) beach towns. As Mclean figures out how to make peace with her mother, she relies on friends made at both school and at the restaurant her father is trying to save. Dessen delivers another cast of authentic, likable characters, struggling to make sense of the world. Ages 12 — up. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWxyz LLC)

Synopsis:

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 the Author

Sarah Dessen (www.sarahdessen.com) is the New York Times bestelling author of nine previous novels. Her first two books, Someone Like You and That Summer, were the basis of the movie How to Deal, starring Mandy Moore. Sarah graduated with highest honors in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, Jay, and her daughter, Sasha.

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bookgirl94, June 5, 2011 (view all comments by bookgirl94)
I love all Sarah Dessen books and this was no disappointment. It was a wonderful book and was just as great as her previous books. I highly recommend it.
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Yay!!! I cannot wait until this book comes out. I love Sarah Dessen I have been reading her books forever...i got all my friends addicted to her books. She is such an amazing writer...
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780670012947
Author:
Dessen, Sarah
Publisher:
Viking
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Love & Romance
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.55 x 6.18 x 1.41 in 1.13 lb
Age Level:
12-12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Dessen's 10th novel is another smoothly written journey of self-discovery. Mclean Sweet, named for 'the all-time winningest basketball coach of Defriese University,' has moved four times in two years, following her father's job as a restaurant consultant. Each time she moves she reinvents herself, not so much to try on a new identity but to rid herself of the original one — only daughter of a couple whose divorce was an awful, public scandal. It becomes clear that although Defriese basketball was her father's obsession, Mclean's idol was her mother, and Mclean's lasting anger adds an emotional punch to a long narrative that doesn't otherwise have much of an arc. It will delight Dessen's passionate fans that Mclean and her father have landed in Lakeview (capital of Dessenland) and that the action ricochets between there and familiar (fictional) beach towns. As Mclean figures out how to make peace with her mother, she relies on friends made at both school and at the restaurant her father is trying to save. Dessen delivers another cast of authentic, likable characters, struggling to make sense of the world. Ages 12 — up. (May)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWxyz LLC)
"Synopsis" by ,
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

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