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Seit der erbitterten Scheidung ihrer Eltern lebt Mclean mit ihrem Vater ein Nomadenleben, immer auf der Flucht vor der unschönen Vergangenheit - und auf der Flucht vor sich selbst. Denn mit den vielen Umzügen hat sie sich ein Repertoire an Rollen zugelegt, die sie wechselt wie ihre Unterwäsche: hier zickige Prinzessin, woanders Everybody's Darling. Denn wer nichts von sich ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published June 2012 by dtv (first published 2011)
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Carliee In my opinion, some of Sarah Dessen's books needs more of a mature, older audience than a 12 year old. I would say about 15/16 years old and up is…moreIn my opinion, some of Sarah Dessen's books needs more of a mature, older audience than a 12 year old. I would say about 15/16 years old and up is where I'd start the age group. The book Dreamland was just so hard to read as I am in school reading it and the things that are happening shouldn't have even happened; but those are real events which coul happen to anyone. I love Sarah Dessen's books so much!(less)
Grace This book has no sex scenes, but I do still think that most books by Sarah Dessen should be for 14 or 15 year olds and up. Keeping the Moon would be a…moreThis book has no sex scenes, but I do still think that most books by Sarah Dessen should be for 14 or 15 year olds and up. Keeping the Moon would be a really good book for your club. Saint Anything would probably be good too.(less)
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Mili
May 11, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
I miss the Sarah Dessen who wrote This Lullaby and The Truth About Forever. What happened?
Nomes
What Happened to Goodbye has no huge inciting incident or great source of tension. Instead the book quietly unfolds in layers: each time Dessen revisits a scene/sub-plot, she goes just a little bit further than the previous time ~ giving more depth and insight into her characters lives, relationships and what makes them the way they are. Ad infintum and you reach the resolution: where Dessen has begun with isolated characters she ends with a motley group of friends who have bonded and each come ...more
Vinaya
I ♥ Sarah Dessen. That is all.

Okay, I lie. That is NOT all. How could I use only six words when the possibility of six hundred exists? My lawyer genes would go into revolt!

I really, really liked What Happened to Goodbye. In fact, it just might rank up there with my other Dessen favourites, Just Listen and The Truth about Forever.

Generally, I tend to like Dessen heroes better than Dessen heroines. It was Owen and Wes who really lit up Just Listen and The Truth About Forever for me. Surprisingly,
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Melannie :)
Sep 21, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2011
OHMYGOSH, *squeals*

seriously can't wait anymore,
I have been waiting for a new book by her since, what was it? 2009? I CAN'T EVEN REMEMBER

I want to read this book NOW *cries*

LOVE SARAH DESSEN.


COVER IS AWESOME.
maybelline™

Look whose back with another basic-3-stared-contemporary read !!

You know what kinda funny not really?? if I read this book 12 months ago, I probably would have died over how cute it was. But now as I am *cough* a veteran reader *cough* I have gone through too many contemporaries to know that this ranks as – meh.

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So what do we got here?
McLean’s parents divorced a few years back and ever since, she’s been living with her father (although her mother would gladly have her). With her father, come
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Janina
I finished this book yesterday afternoon when I was sitting in the waitingroom at my doctor's office and really had nothing else to do ... which probably says enough.

Seriously, I consider myself a Sarah Dessen fan. I have read almost all of her books and enjoyed the majority of them – to various degrees. What Happened To Goodbye, however, was a huge disappointment for me. The beginning was great, the whole set-up, the restaurant setting, but then ... the whole thing just fizzled out around page
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Pinky
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Home wasn't a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.” ,

After Mclean's parents divorced, Mclean was on the move with her father from house to house. Needing a change, Mclean decided to change her name and personality for every school she moved to. Onc
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Cara
May 10, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Does Sarah Dessen still have the awesome stuff? Oh yeah. No doubt or question about it.

This time around we're gonna get to follow the story of a girl named Mclean. She comes from parents that go through a tabloid worthy divorce. Going against the norm Mclean decides to stay with her dad, and up to this point has been through four moves with him. Four different girls for each move. But this fourth move is going to be distinctly different because for the first time in long while she is going to b
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Arlene
Must read for Sarah Dessen fans.

My deep like for What Happened to Goodbye comes down to one thing... the protag McLean Sweet. I liked her for lots of reasons and not just because I can relate to her determination to not look down until she identifies a constellation or two when looking up at a starry sky, or because like McLean I’ve never been one to just put myself out there on day one. Also it’s not just because we both have a name you’ve got to live up it, yeah some days it’s not all sweet an
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Warda
May 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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