Book Review: Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

goodbye strangerBook Review: Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

This story alternates between past events that slowly lead up to Valentine’s Day. The main focus is on three best friends and the interactions they make at school. Has some wonderful frenemy qualities and some deep lessons on forgiveness. Some of the story is told through letters that Sherm (one of the girl’s friends) writes to his grandfather.

An interesting switch between perspectives of the characters, and first to third person narrative. I was worried when I started because I just finished a book in first person and the format really bothered me. I think because this switches back and forth it wasn’t so uncomfortable. Contains some great discussion points on consequences for texting photos and point of view

Quotes: Nothing that stood out without giving too much away.

Recommended Grades: 7 and up
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Overall Opinion:  Above Average
Source: eBook from Netgalley

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