Goodbye Stranger

Book review by Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media
Goodbye Stranger Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 11+

Bittersweet, lovely story of friendship and social media.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 12 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Stands out for and .

Community Reviews

age 16+

Too much of an emotional book

age 10+

great book

I thought this book was amazing

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Book Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • Finding Kind Poster Image

    Finding Kind

    Tearful docu about bullying is intense but uplifting.

    age 11+
  • Flipped Poster Image


    Honest story about first crushes -- tweens and up.

    age 11+
  • Addie on the Inside Poster Image

    Addie on the Inside

    Vivacious seventh grader expresses herself in vivid poems.

    age 11+

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of a sister and brother holding hands
    Brothers and Sisters
    See all
  • Cartoon hands high fiving
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a girl
    Great Girl Role Models
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate