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Grades 9 - 12Grades 3 - 8Y4.8105444
Since her parents' bitter divorce, McLean and her dad, a restaurant consultant, have been on the move-four towns in two years. Estranged from her mother and her mother's new family, McLean has followed her dad in leaving the unhappy past behind. And each new place gives her a chance to try out a new persona: from cheerleader to drama diva. But now, for the first time, McLean discovers a desire to stay in one place and just be herself, whoever that is. Perhaps Dave, the guy next door, can help her find out.

Combing Sarah Dessen's trademark graceful writing, great characters, and compelling storytelling, What Happened to Goodbye is irresistible reading.
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published on May 10, 2011 by Viking Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0670012947
ISBN-13: 9780670012947
6 Book Reviews
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  • ikyra_marie
    ikyra_marieSunday, February 9, 2014 at 7:31 pm
    This is such a good book.It has romance in it.You have to read a bit before you get to the good parts.If you like this, you will like other books that she has written
    • brynnicul
      brynniculWednesday, December 4, 2013 at 1:39 pm
      One of my top twenty best defenitely. Its about a girl who falls in love like most her books but usually theres an exception and boy is there one in this book read and find out what im talking about then comment on my page. Her best book, I think.
      • edmodo-sdrxch65az
        edmodo-sdrxch65azWednesday, September 18, 2013 at 4:07 pm55 stars
        Such an AMAZING book! Mclean has pretended to be so many different people in all of the schools that she has attended. She never was able to just be Mclean. She didn't know who Mclean really was. Then, she meets Dave. Dave is willing to help Mclean find Mclean. This is a great book for people who absolutely love happy endings.
        • sillycat183
          sillycat183Thursday, May 30, 2013 at 4:30 pm55 stars
          love this book! definite should read. read it. it is awesome. i dare you. awesome book. umm bye . read it
          • corinnedib1021
            corinnedib1021Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm55 stars
            When I read this book , i thought at first that it was very boring, but then once i really go into the book it was very interesting. I loved how Mclean felll in Love with Dave.. I was also interested in how much Mclean changes whenever she moves.
            • cheez315
              cheez315Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 10:22 pm
              great book.....dave sounds like my kind of guy.....i love the plot and it really portrays modern teared apart nuclear families....quite eye opening