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Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Last Time We Say Goodbye (YA)

Book #90 Read in 2015
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand (YA)

This is an incredible read.  Lexie is a high school student whose younger brother, Ty--a sophomore, commits suicide in the family's garage.  Lexie feels guilty for not being there for her brother and angry at any number of people who could be to blame:  her father, her mother, her brother's ex-girlfriend, his friends.  While in therapy, Lexie is asked to write about her feelings and her brother.  This book shows that the healing process is not quick and is not without pain.  As one who has lost two family members to suicide, this book is realistic; the author experienced losing her brother to suicide so that helped the credibility of this book.  A must read for high school students and parents.

I received a copy of this book from Amazon Vine in exchange for a review.

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