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Jul 20, 2020bookstuck rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
this is that kind of book that you finish physically but NEVER mentally!! You should really need to give this book a TRY!!!
Jul 25, 2019
This is a really great read it’s the kind of book that makes you feel good after finishing it. Just give it a try.
Jul 07, 2019Charlotte_Holmes rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
this was really good the plot line was really good! worst middle school case senario EVER! hope you enjoy this book!
Nov 21, 2018SurreyLibraries_Reads rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Best book for girls about to start high school! This book was really hard to put down – the setting is very contemporary with lots of appeal for young people. I read this book out loud to my reluctant 12-year old daughter, and she begged…
Jul 06, 2018
an amazing story about a basically worst case scenario in middle school. although a great book, I did not enjoy this as much as the other Rebecca Stead books. If you are looking for a novel, read liar and spy next
Jan 30, 2018
Best friends Bridge, Emily, and Tab have been a happy threesome for years, but everything seems to change at the beginning of seventh grade. What do you do when you feel like you don’t fit in anymore? Other characters add layers and…
Jul 27, 2016Kaya_D rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Cute book, not anything super special but I liked the characters. They weren't stereotypical or super predictable, which I liked. I didn't like the second person POV; the book sometimes seemed a bit *too* clever in trying to be unique.
Jul 04, 2016
This was a great book. I liked how the book uses the different perspectives to make an amazing book that links together.
Apr 24, 2016courtws rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
Mixed bag on this one. I was quite confused for the first 40 pages following the three voices (especially second person, as I haven't found I enjoy reading from that POV) but something about the story intrigued me, probably the mystery of…
Apr 21, 2016copicmarker rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
great book!
Jan 08, 2016bibliokrisp rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Superb. Rebecca Stead gets tweens and teens--their humor, their hearts and what really matters. So much emotion and charm and great characters. For girls and boys, 11 and up.
Nov 24, 2015
Goodbye Stranger tells the story of three girls' friendship in seventh grade. This is not a book I would pick up, and am only reading it because of the Hollywood Library's Mock Printz Workshop. I thought it was okay, even though I'm not…
Nov 11, 2015samdog123 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This is a perfect read for any middle schooler. The pressures of social media, family friends, and dating are featured, as well as friendship and what it really means. I liked all the characters and enjoyed this new turn in Rebecca…
Oct 13, 2015BUNBUN1978 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This book was really good. It is a nice story about a group of friends and their fist few months of 7th grade. I really like the way the friendships were portrayed.Touches on subjects that modern kids have to deal with like the sending of…
Sep 27, 2015bluehydrangea rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Rebecca Stead captures street life beautifully. I think she has a special skill for showing how people live their lives in public spaces & New York City is the highlight of this uneven tale of teenage friendship.
Sep 06, 2015brangwinn rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is my favorite Rebecca Stead book. It should resonate with anyone who has been in 7th grade, where life is changing and you don’t understand the rules. It’s about mean girls, about sharing “selfies” that you shouldn’t. It’s about…
Sep 04, 2015thomd rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Read this book aloud with my daughter, now 11 - our second book by this author. I'm trying to convince her to read the other two ;) Primarily a story about the main character, Bridge, a girl who was hit by a car as child and now wonders…
Sep 01, 2015maziethedaisy rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
beautiful book, amazingly written. although i strangely found it in the kids section and my library... hope to find more books like this.. and maybe a sequel. in other words, my new favorite book.
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Aug 21, 2015BklynKalliopiM rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Stead's new novel is perfect for readers in the 10-13 age range looking for realistic fiction. Once again, Stead showcases her ability to tap into the mind of the middle grader. A sweet, genuine story of friendship, crushes, and school…
Aug 17, 2015josephrnoel rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I think that the plotpoint around cellphones/pics is apt. The flow is fairly choppy, with frequent perspective changes, and frequently shallow character investigation (even when considering the age audience). Maybe that's supposed to…
Aug 17, 2015
Stead's knowledge of teens and how they interact is superb. I was a little disappointed by the reaction--or lack therof--by the adults when the teens made bad choices. But there is plenty to talk about in this well-developed story.