Another town. Another school. Another Mclean. Ever since her parents' bitter divorce, Mclean and her father have been fleeing their unhappy past. And Mclean's become a pro at reinventing herself with each move. But in Lakeview, Mclean finds herself putting down roots and making friends—in part, thanks to Dave, the most real person Mclean's ever met. Dave just may be falling in love with her, but can he see the person she really is? Does Mclean herself know?
Sarah Dessen has done it again! What Happened to Goodbye is yet another spot on representation of am amazing YA book. Dessen uses the same formula for all of her books, which can be annoying for readers. But luckily, she can pull it off amazingly well. Despite how predictable Sarah Dessen books can be because of this formula, everytime a new one is released- I fall in love with it.
What Happened to Goodbye is one of my favorite books by Sarah Dessen*. I really enjoyed reading about Mclean and how she slowly but steadily broke out of her protective shell. Dave was lovely as well. I absolutely adore how they are first introduced and (like most Dessen boys) he is a sweet and adorable guy.
A lot of people agree with me on this when I say that Sarah Dessen books are my go-to comfort books. When I need cheering up or when I want to read a good love story? Sarah Dessen’s books are the way to go. What Happened to Goodbye is no exception. It is beautifully written and contains lovely characters and a heartfelt plot. At this point, I’m convinced that Sarah Dessen can’t write a book that I don’t like. I completely recommend this book so anybody and everybody looking for a sweet romance book that tugs at your heartstrings.
*My other favorites (in no particular order) are The Truth About Forever, Just Listen, Along for the Ride, and This Lullaby.