The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand
Release Date: February 10, 2015
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: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.
My Thoughts: Another great novel by Cynthia Hand! I loved her Unearthly series so I was very excited to read this one! This one is contemporary though unlike her other series; paranormal.
We are introduced to Lex. Lex’s brother is gone. He committed suicide. I knew going into this one, it would be heartbreaking and sad and make me have feels. And, I was right.
Lex is just trying to get by. Her days all blend into another. And she doesn’t understand how her brother could just want to die. Sometimes she thinks she saw the signs but she never thought he’d do what he did.
Things are just so hard for Lex. She pretty much dropped all of her friends and her boyfriend. She’s just the girl whose brother died now.
I liked the little bit of romance sprinkled into this one. It wasn't such a huge topic but it was there. Just waiting to be called upon. Waiting for it to happen and reconnect. I liked how it wasn’t the main focus of the story.
I wanted to cry so many times during this one. I wanted things to be ok for Lex. I wanted to tell her it would be ok even if things were tough.
I loved Lex’s personality even when she was sad. I could tell she was a good person who would do the right thing even if it was difficult. I also liked the few side characters. They made things more interesting.
Overall: I really enjoyed this one even though it was such a hard heartbreaking topic. I’m glad I read it. It was a fast read for me but so damn emotional.
Cover: Love it! It totally fits! Cute!
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