Good afternoon everone, I hope you’ve all have a wonderful day so far. Today, I am back with another book review! This book was the second book I have read for #TheReadingQuest, and it fulfilled the prompt of reading a book with a verb in the title.
Completing this book gives me another 10XP to my existing 20XP, meaning I am now at a total of 30XP!
This book was 390 pages long, earning me 39HP to my existing 45HP, putting me at a total of 84HP!
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary
Publication Date: February 2015
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read August 2017
There’s death all around us.
We just don’t pay attention.
Until we do.
The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn’t look at her like she might break down at any moment.
Now she’s just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that’s all she’ll ever be.
As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there’s a secret she hasn’t told anyone-a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.
Lex’s brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn’t have to be real to keep you from moving on.
From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a gorgeous and heart-wrenching story of love, loss, and letting go.
I had this book on my TBR for quite a while, and in December, I found it on Book Outlet for an excellent price and decided to purchase myself a copy. It sat on my shelf for about eight months before I finally had the time to read it, but I am so, so, so glad that I finally did!
I heard really great things about this book, and everyone who read it seemed to be very pleased, so I had pretty high expectations. I am delighted to say that this book absolutely met my expectations!
I was amazed by the character development in the story! Every single character, even the super minor ones, were excellently developed.
My favourite character was probably Seth, even though he didn’t play a very large role in the story. What we did see was funny, charming, and sweet, and I really wish we got to see more of him! I will admit that when we were first introduced to him when he told Lex and Sadie that ghost story, it is that gave me the idea that I thought that he would become the love interest. I’m clueless as to what gave me that idea, but I just had this feeling and I was super excited! They could bond over his father’s death and Ty’s suicide. They would be each others’ shoulder to cry on – it would have been beautiful! As much as I did like Steven, I feel like Seth would have been great with Alexis (even though I am basing this on the couple of very brief scenes that he was in, but hey, I take what I can get).
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