Book Review: Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Published August 6, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog


Title- Goodbye Stranger

Author- Rebecca Stead

Publisher– Random House Children’s

Release- August 4, 2015



Bridge is an accident survivor who’s wondering why she’s still alive. Emily has new curves and an almost-boyfriend who wants a certain kind of picture. Tabitha sees through everybody’s games–or so she tells the world. The three girls are best friends with one rule: No fighting. Can it get them through seventh grade?
This year everything is different for Sherm Russo as he gets to know Bridge Barsamian. What does it mean to fall for a girl–as a friend?
On Valentine’s Day, an unnamed high school girl struggles with a betrayal. How long can she hide in plain sight?


After reading a couple books recently, Goodbye Stranger came up under, “People Also Enjoyed” on my goodreads. At first I wasn’t too sure I was going to like it, but I decided to give it a shot. Boy am I happy I did!

Goodbye Stanger follows the a group of three girls told from the POV of Bridge, these girls are going through very realistic situations. I think young readers will be able to related to at least one of these girl and the problems they faced. I liked that there was an added POV from a mystery person that revolved around one day, Valentine’s Day. This person too was surrounded by very realistic problems highschoolers face. I loved that this book hit not only middle grade but high school as well, allowing readers of various ages to enjoy this book. Then there’s Sherm, he has his family issues that he is going through while being a new friendship with Bridge. I enjoyed reading the letters he wrote his grandfather; it was interesting way to see his thoughts.

I would highly recommend this book to young reader. This was a book about friendship, family and becoming who you are.

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