What Happened to Goodbye

Book review by Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Thoughtful look at teen finding self after parents' divorce.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 13 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+

It's a pretty good book

This novel is a good way to introduce your children into the real world. It has a good romance feel, but also deals with some real world issues like moving, finding ones identity, drinking, and divorce. But the drinking is done underage and is portrayed very casually. and the divorce involved a parent cheating on the other and getting pregnant from it. There is some mild curse words but nothing too bad. All in all, it is a good book for a mature child.

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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Book Details

  • Author: Sarah Dessen
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Viking
  • Publication date: May 10, 2011
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 402
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

Our Editors Recommend

For kids who love coming-of-age stories

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