Review: Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Review: Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca SteadTitle: Goodbye Stranger
Author: Rebecca Stead
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
Publication Date: August 4, 2015

Summary (from Goodreads):

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? 

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Book Review: Goodbye Stranger

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead is a book that will definitely appeal to you if enjoy a quick mysterious read. This book is a really engaging middle grade contemporary novel. Its middle school setting is very relatable, well-developed characters and a second-person narrative are the perfect mix for an enjoyable and hard to put down read. Continue reading

Review: Buzz Books 2015 Young Adult Spring

Book cover for Buzz Books 2015 YA Spring.

Title: Buzz Books 2015: Young Adult Spring
Publisher: Publishers Lunch
Publication Date: January 23, 205

Summary (from Goodreads): This second edition of Buzz Books: Young Adult Spring provides substantial pre-publication excerpts from 26 forthcoming young adult and middle grade books. Now everyone can share the same access to the newest YA voices the publishing industry is broadcasting for the spring/summer season.

Excerpts include new work from established giants of the field (Michael Buckley Sarah Dessen, David Levithan, Barry Lyga, and Carrie Ryan), an author best-known for her adult books (Alice Hoffman), and newsmakers including Paige McKenzie’s The Haunting Of Sunshine Girl, based on the hit YouTube series, and An Ember In the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (already sold to Paramount Pictures in a major deal).

You will find a full range of YA titles previewed here —romance, fantasy, humor, literary and more — and you will find some works for tweens and middle-grade readers by award-winning authors such as Louis Sachar, Rebecca Stead, and Geoff Rodkey.  Continue reading