What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
Release Date: May 10, 2011
"What Happened to Goodbye" is about a high school senior who, after her parents’ divorce, has taken up the practice of assuming a new identity in each of the four towns she’s lived in (blurb provided by Goodreads).
Choosing What Happened to Goodbye* as my WoW selection this week might seem a bit stranger after the review I wrote about Just Listen (the only Sarah Dessen book I’ve read to date). But I did promise to give her another go…eventually…and it seems her newest novel might just be tempting enough.
I’ll admit that I’m a bit apprehensive, however the brief and rather vague synopsis of What Happened to Goodbye does have some appeal and I’m biting. There’s intrigue in reading about a teen morphing into new personas as she moves from town to town. Can't you feel the promise of adventure and inner conflict already?
Sadly, this book doesn’t have an official cover yet. Looking at Dessen’s last few releases, I think we can safely assume that her publisher will put together some lovely composition of limbs against a placid background to entice readers into purchasing What Happened to Goodbye...not that Dessen's name isn't an incentive enough.