Goodbye, Rebel Blue
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And finally, I was able to find a contemporary that would earn 4 stars and wouldn't disappoint me in any way. Seriously, I don't know if anyone has noticed, but the last contemporaries I've read have been rated a 3 or less. It's so upsetting because I completely adore contemporaries and it's weird for me to rate them low stars, so I was surprised at myself for not enjoying them like ...more
“People are exactly where they need to be when they need to be there."
Goodbye, Rebel Blue was an interesting contemporary. It was unlike another I had read. It had romance but unlike in other contemporaries, it wasn't the primary focus of the story. This story was about growth and ultimately becoming who you are. Living up to your own expectations and not doing what others want of you. It was embracing the fact you can change from events that happen in your life. ...more
Mainly, I desired to see more of Rebel's internal development. There's a compelling conflict in the book between staying true to who you are and realizing that you need peopl ...more
Rebecca Blue, who goes by Rebel, is living a life she doesn't want. During her formidable years she traveled the globe with her phot ...more
Goodbye, Rebel Blue is a fun and heart-touching read combined with Rebecca's sarcasm and humor.
Rebecca Blue also known as a rebel and true to her sobriquet she is a rebel with an attitude. She believes herself to be perfectly happy with being herself and keeping or pushing people away from her. I say believes and not is happy because it is what she has made herself believe. But all that changes when she is stuck with a dead girl's bucket list which has only do ...more
Why Rebel decided to fulfil Kennedy’s bucket list is explained in the book, I don’t want to go into it as I think that particular chapter shows Rebel’s view on life so well. Armed with a bucket lis ...more
Goodbye, Rebel Blue was a cute read but there wasn't anything particularly unique in this book. It is the tried-and-true story of the "rebel" girl figuring out that maybe she really does want more mainstream things in her life. The premise for getting Rebel started on the bucket list was pretty flimsy and she could be a frustrating character at times, but the story was an easy read and I think younger YA readers will find a lot to like ...more
Rebecca (Rebel) Blue is your average misbehaving teen: she has plenty of sarcasm and wit, but it usually lands her in detention. One particular day in detention, she notices Kennedy Green. Kennedy, your average teenage do-gooder, is c ...more
Sixteen-year-old Rebecca (Rebel) Blue hardly knows Kennedy green, but a chance meeting in detention suddenly seems to have meaning when the next day Kennedy crashes her car and dies.
The police have no idea if it was a suicide or an accident, but Rebel sees it as a sign, and immediately goes to the detention room to get something that Kennedy threw in the trash when they were togeth ...more
This had all the feels that I loved and it escalated real fast that I love too. But, it had a strange twist that SHOOK ME! The starting was going really fast, when I was done this book I learned a whole bunch of things that will help me through my life. There's lessons here that everyone should know. Personally, I'm freaked out what would happen if I die and this touched base on th ...more
“You, Rebel Blue, are anything but ordinary.”
Rebecca Blue is the girl whose main fear is to be ordinary, so she works extra hard at NOT being ordinary. She is displeased with school, is artsy, and lived with her mother on the back of a vehicle going from town to town chasing lighting (for photographs). You can say she had a less than normal upbringing which is why she is having such a difficult time adjusting to her new life with her new family. Her mom is gone, so she is to l ...more
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ACTUALLY 3.5 STARS
Honestly, I've been looking forward to thins one for a while. So, when I opened a random package and found this, my face immediately went like this: O.O I started it as soon as I could, and in the long run, I really wasn't all that disappointed with it. Yeah, it could have been better, but it also could have been worse; and as a whole I enjoyed it.
I found Rebel to be an interesting, unique ty ...more
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GOODBYE, REBEL BLUE is not only an entertaining read, it is book that also makes you think. There are some gorgeous quotes in this book and the overall message sticks with you. Even if you do not believe in fate or destiny like Rebel, at the end of the book you might just be rethinking that.
Rebecca, Rebel, Blue had no idea that her regular trip to detention was going to result in such a life-ch ...more
Good Bye, Rebel Blue was more enjoyable and less sad than I assumed it would be. The main premise of the story is that Rebecca “Rebel” Blue spends a detention with Kennedy Green where they are assigned the task of creating their own personal bucket list. After having a surprisingly deep conversation, they part ways and on the way home Kennedy crashes into the ocean and dies. That part is sad, but we only experienced her for a few pages and Rebel wasn’t her close ...more
I would recommend this book for ages 12 - 18 because in between those years is typically when people struggle to find out their own identity and where they belong, which relates to exactly what Re ...more
AJ, my husband, sat down to do computer work with baseball in the background, left to my own devices I started thumbing through Goodbye, Rebel Blue and was getting those "Are you demented?" loo ...more
"People like me don't work towards perfection in an imperfect world. We celebrate imperfection."
After spending an another night sleepless and I can say it was worth it. Shelley Coriell has this wonderful way of balancing seriousness with humour. I loved the variety of characters in ...more
I really, really liked the fact that the inherent message of the book was to do good and be yourself, and positive things like that, as opposed to the usual life sucks that most books seem to have these days. But it remained cynical, realistic, and just amazing in general. Everyone was screwed up, which was awesome, but if there had to be a fault in this book, I would say that Kennedy was a bit too perfect, and was kind of put on a ver ...more
Shelley Coriell's style is much different than anything else I've read in the past and it took me a minute to get used to, but ultimately it ended up being my favorite thing about the book.
I didn't like Rebel Blue AT ALL for the first 50% of the book. I thought she was the cliché angsty-teen and rolled my eyes at her a lot. However, in the 2nd half of the book she ...more
Goodbye, Rebel Blue is a lovely story. Just like that.
I don't really want to focus on technicalities because what I really liked of this book weren't the characters or the writing style, although that was very much okay, but the spirit. The spirit of changing and becoming better, to open yourself to others and to help them open to you. I think it's a beautiful topic and the way it was treated was very realistic.
I only want to complain because the romance took over the story for a while and that...more