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After slogging through my last read, I was really looking forward to this little Sarah Dessen that was waiting patiently on my nightstand. Dessen is just the kind of author you like to return to after a long day: warm, complex characters, a family-oriented plotline, and delightfully, undistractingly, beautifully thoughtful writing. In short: this was just what I needed.
I can't say that "Goodbye" was as strong as some of her other novels--though it deals with divorce and the psychology that can play out on children of divorced families, it didn't leave the same kind of impression on me as some of her other stories. But I'm not complaining: it was well-written, likeable, and entertaining.
There is some language in this one, peppered throughout. I couldn't help laughing at the name of McLean's car, though. 3 stars.