What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah DessenWho is the real McLean?
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 mothers 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.
Combining Sarah Dessens trademark graceful writing, great characters, and compelling storytelling, What Happened to Goodbye is irresistible reading.
What Happened to Goodbye
Let's talk about the rough and tumble teenage years—something that bestselling author Sarah Dessen has a lot of experience writing about. In What Happened to Goodbye , published in , Sarah Dessen once again brings readers back to Lakeview a fictional all-American town where many of her other novels are set, including Just Listen and The Truth About Forever to explore the angst-filled life of another teenager. You might think that Mclean Sweet has a pretty sweet life pun totally intended. She gets to travel a lot, moving from one place to another with her dad; plus, her mom's married to a famous college basketball coach, and she's just landed in a town where her next door neighbor is a super cute boy. Still reeling from the impact of her mother's infidelity and her parents' divorce, Mclean has a hard time getting along with her mom even from afar , and an even harder time getting close to new people—especially because she's always moving.