Goodbye Stranger

Goodbye Stranger

Book - 2015
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As Bridge makes her way through seventh grade on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her best friends, curvacious Em, crusader Tab, and a curious new friend--or more than friend--Sherm, she finds the answer she has been seeking since she barely survived an accident at age eight: "What is my purpose?"
Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, [2015]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385743174
Characteristics: 289 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: J STEAD, R


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Jul 07, 2019

this was really good
the plot line was really good! worst middle school case senario EVER!
hope you enjoy this book!

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 for “one more chapter” every night. It sparked some great conversations about everyday life experiences – how friendships change, staying true to yourself, even the tricky world of texting and snapchat. I’ve recommended it to all my mom friends with daughters about to start high school. We borrowed the ebook from the library, but since then my daughter wants a copy of her own to keep and reread. This is a stand-alone book, not part of a series, but there are other great books by the same author. This author has really captured something special – I feel like I got inside the head of a young teenager and was better able to understand their joys and challenges. Not too preachy. Not too sugar-coated or scary. Just right. (Submitted by Sara)

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

SPPL_YouthServices 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 unexpected twists to their story. Can these three friends grow up together without growing apart? Recommended for grades 5 and up.

Kaya_D Jul 27, 2016

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, 2016

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 who the second person was supposed to be and how it/he/she tied together with the other two. I liked Sherm, he felt very real and genuine, a good guy even if an admitted tech dork. And cyberbullying seems to be an increasingly real threat these days, unfortunately, though I'm dismayed to see this written for a middle school audience (I have an 11-year-old daughter and cringe to think of her going through anything like this in a year or two). I also liked the pull between the three friends, trying hard to get through tough times. It got a little repetitive in the third quarter of the book, but there was enough intrigue to keep me reading until the end.

Apr 21, 2016

great book!

Jan 08, 2016

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 into middle school romance at all, although they had a minor inaccuracy which really bugged me as a cellist: the book mentioned a cello case leaning against a closet mirror, except you would never lean a cello case against a wall, and DEFINITELY not a mirror.

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