[E–pub] Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

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Goodbye Stranger Free download à 5 Bridge is an accident survivor who's wondering why she's still alive Emily has new curves and an almost boyfriend who wants a certain kind of picture Tabitha sees through everybody's ga. E ARC from NetgalleycomBridge Tabitha and Emily have been friends for a long time but 7th grade is testing their friendship as it does for many people Em has developed uickly and has captured the attention of an 8th grade boy who wants her to send him pictures Tab is interested in their teacher s feminist views Bridge for some reason has started to wear cat ears on her head She s struggling with her French class and still trying to make sense of why she wasn t killed in an accident when she was 8 She skated in front of a car and was gravely injured but someone told her that she must have been saved for a reason She just doesn t know what that is She makes friends with Sherm a boy whose grandfather has left his grandmother after 50 years of marriage something he just doesn t understand The two work on the tech crew for the talent show together and everyone thinks they like like each other After Emily makes the very poor choice of sending Patrick a picture of herself wearing jeans and a black lacy bra there is a lot of drama over how the picture got sent around and drama when a picture of Patrick in his underwear gets posted to his account Em struggles with being the bad girl while her friends wonder what they could have done to stop herIn alternating chapters set several months in the future the main action takes place from the beginning of school past Halloween these chapters take place on Valentine s Day we get an account in second person from a girl whose friends Vinny Gina and Zoe have all changed with Vinny being especially mean The girl runs away and spends the day with Adrienne at the Bean Bar a coffee shop owned by Bridge s familyStrengths This did have a nicely multicultural cast Bridge s father is Armenian and Tabitha Patel s parents are Hindu Sherm s grandfather is Italian The New York City setting is very lovingly done The episode with Em s picture is worthy of an entire book something like Vail s Unfriended because even though librarians deliver Internet Safety talks apparently students still don t listen and the ramifications can be terrible Weaknesses The plot was slow moving and confusing and the Valentine s Day entries in the second person made me think that I must have missed something somewhere What I really think Since my students don t read When You Reach Me or Liar Spy I don t think I will purchase this title Here s the thing I m not a sophisticated reader I don t read adult fiction I really dislike anything literary I want a good story with likable characters a lot of action and a plot that moves uickly and is easy to understand I like to think that this makes me in tune with the sort of books that my students most freuently reuestBut I don t think I m stupid or a poor reader So when I come across a book that is so hard to understand that I have to take notes and I still don t know uite what went on I worry about whether my students will understand it When it takes me 4 hours to read a 300 page book because I keep finding that trimming my toenails or putting laundry away or reorganizing the pantry is interesting I uestion whether or not I should spend the money to buy it for my studentsAt the same time when I find myself deeply engrossed in the state of my cuticles because the book is lyrical and deep and gorgeously written I know that everyone else who posts reviews will love the book And I wonder just a little why I don t like this sort of book as much as other bloggers and librarians doSo here are my thoughts Read the book for yourself check out all of the reviews of Goodreadscom especially the one by Betsy Bird Go ahead Just read that review It s hosted at School Library Journal after all I m just going to go sob gently into my cardigan sleeve and reread Lenora Mattingly Weber s A New and Different Summer for the 20th time while feeling vaguely inadeuate and unpopular Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man A Memoir years of marriage something he just doesn t understand The two work on the tech crew for the talent show together and everyone thinks they like like each other After Emily makes the very poor choice of sending Patrick a picture of herself wearing jeans and a black lacy bra there is a lot of drama over how the picture got sent around and drama when a picture of Patrick in his underwear gets posted to his account Em struggles with being the bad girl while her friends wonder what they could have done to stop herIn alternating chapters set several months in the future the main action takes place from the beginning of school past Halloween these chapters take place on Valentine s Day we get an account in second person from a girl whose friends Vinny Gina and Zoe have all changed with Vinny being especially mean The girl runs away and spends the day with Adrienne at the Bean Bar a coffee shop owned by Bridge s familyStrengths This did have a nicely multicultural cast Bridge s father is Armenian and Tabitha Patel s parents are Hindu Sherm s grandfather is Italian The New York City setting is very lovingly done The episode with Em s picture is worthy of an entire book something like Vail s Unfriended because even though librarians deliver Internet Safety talks apparently students still don t listen and the ramifications can be terrible Weaknesses The plot was slow moving and confusing and the Valentine s Day entries in the second person made me think that I must have missed something somewhere What I really think Since my students don t read When You Reach Me or Liar Spy I don t think I will purchase this title Here s the thing I m not a sophisticated reader I don t read adult fiction I really dislike anything literary I want a good story with likable characters a lot of action and a plot that moves uickly and is easy to understand I like to think that this makes me in tune with the sort of books that my students most freuently reuestBut I don t think I m stupid or a poor reader So when I come across a book that is so hard to understand that I have to take notes and I still don t know uite what went on I worry about whether my students will understand it When it takes me 4 hours to read a 300 page book because I keep finding that trimming my toenails or putting laundry away or reorganizing the pantry is interesting I uestion whether or not I should spend the money to buy it for my studentsAt the same time when I find myself deeply engrossed in the state of my cuticles because the book is lyrical and deep and gorgeously written I know that everyone else who posts reviews will love the book And I wonder just a little why I don t like this sort of book as much as other bloggers and librarians doSo here are my thoughts Read the book for Popinjay Stairs yourself check out all of the reviews of Goodreadscom especially the one by Betsy Bird Go ahead Just read that review It s hosted at School Library Journal after all I m just going to go sob gently into my cardigan sleeve and reread Lenora Mattingly Weber s A New and Different Summer for the 20th time while feeling vaguely inadeuate and unpopular

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Goodbye Stranger Free download à 5 Mes or so she tells the world The three girls are best friends with one rule No fighting Can it get them through seventh grade This year everything is different for Sherm Russo as he ge. Rebecca Stead writes about youth so well that she reminds me of another wonderful author I loved when I was a girl Judy Blume Goodbye Stranger is the third Stead novel I ve read and it s very strong It s the story of a group of friends growing up together and how their friendship is tested by different challenges I realize that is the basic synopsis of almost every children s book out there but Stead makes it her own The first character we meet is Bridget Bridge for short who survived a terrible accident at a young age and it imbued her with an odd sense of purposeOn the day Bridge was discharged from the hospital one of the nurses said something that changed the way she thought about herself The nurse said Thirteen broken bones and a punctured lung You must have been put on this earth for a reason little girl to have survived Bridge couldn t answer the nurse because by that time her jaw had been wired shut Otherwise she might have asked What is the reason Instead the uestion stayed in her head where it circledThat passage is on page 3 of the novel which proves my point about what a clever writer Stead is right off the bat we have a young girl who is uestioning her purpose in life I love itWe also meet Bridge s friends who are each battling their own adolescent growing pains one of the girls gets caught texting inappropriate things to a guy which is a common problem today and also a nice boy Sherm who tries to do the right thing for BridgeThere is also a group of girls who are slightly older than Bridge s friends which is why I included this book in the YA category Stead s two other works were smart children s novels but I think this one could be appreciated by teens because it has some older themesI don t want to reveal anything about the plot because there is a fun mystery at the heart of it I have enjoyed Stead s novels so much that I look forward to reading anything else she writes I highly recommend her booksFavorite uotesBut Bridge understood that life didn t balance any Life was a too tall stack of books that had started to lean to one side and each new day was another book on topSherm said My grandfather used to say that everyone alive has already beaten the craziest odds just being born Like one in a trillion Your parents could have had a million different kids but they had you And before that could happen your parents had to be born themselves and their parents had to be born I mean think about it It goes all the way back Academia Obscura year everything is different for Sherm Russo as he ge. Rebecca Stead writes about Wide eyed and Legless Inside the Tour De France A Sportspages Book youth so well that she reminds me of another wonderful author I loved when I was a girl Judy Blume Goodbye Stranger is the third Stead novel I ve read and it s very strong It s the story of a group of friends growing up together and how their friendship is tested by different challenges I realize that is the basic synopsis of almost every children s book out there but Stead makes it her own The first character we meet is Bridget Bridge for short who survived a terrible accident at a Il rogo di Berlino young age and it imbued her with an odd sense of purposeOn the day Bridge was discharged from the hospital one of the nurses said something that changed the way she thought about herself The nurse said Thirteen broken bones and a punctured lung You must have been put on this earth for a reason little girl to have survived Bridge couldn t answer the nurse because by that time her jaw had been wired shut Otherwise she might have asked What is the reason Instead the uestion stayed in her head where it circledThat passage is on page 3 of the novel which proves my point about what a clever writer Stead is right off the bat we have a The Nightingale Girls young girl who is uestioning her purpose in life I love itWe also meet Bridge s friends who are each battling their own adolescent growing pains one of the girls gets caught texting inappropriate things to a guy which is a common problem today and also a nice boy Sherm who tries to do the right thing for BridgeThere is also a group of girls who are slightly older than Bridge s friends which is why I included this book in the YA category Stead s two other works were smart children s novels but I think this one could be appreciated by teens because it has some older themesI don t want to reveal anything about the plot because there is a fun mystery at the heart of it I have enjoyed Stead s novels so much that I look forward to reading anything else she writes I highly recommend her booksFavorite uotesBut Bridge understood that life didn t balance any Life was a too tall stack of books that had started to lean to one side and each new day was another book on topSherm said My grandfather used to say that everyone alive has already beaten the craziest odds just being born Like one in a trillion Your parents could have had a million different kids but they had A Certain Je Ne Sais uoi you And before that could happen Pleins feux sur le tutu your parents had to be born themselves and their parents had to be born I mean think about it It goes all the way back

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Goodbye Stranger Free download à 5 Ts to know Bridge Barsamian What does it mean to fall for a girl as a friend On Valentine's Day an unnamed high school girl struggles with a betrayal How long can she hide in plain sigh. 3 starsI will always have Rebecca Stead on my radar after reading her perfect Newberry Award winning When You Reach Me an homage to Madeline L Engle s A Wrinkle In Time Ms Stead is one of the best middle grade authors I ve encountered I don t want to dissuade anyone from reading Goodbye Stranger but this is probably her most conventional book thus and I had a little bit of trouble enjoying it The idea of 7th graders sexting each other a trend which Aziz Ansari alerted me to in his Modern Romance book I d just read a few weeks prior really weirds me out I m not the intended audience here I realize and I shouldn t penalize Ms Stead for my stodginess but I just cannot see my daughter reading this and deriving enjoyment from it I usually find Stead s writing so transcendent and miles above the cookie cutter trauma of the week subject matter that s out there for the 5th 8th grade set but this just seemed somundane But what do I know I m just old


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    Rebecca Stead Ç 5 review Read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç Rebecca Stead [E–pub] Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead Man the Banana Split Book Club A book club in a school for kids with divorced parents Just WOW I hope it’s real because it would make me feel a lot better about humanity seriously Warms my heart to bitsMy second book from Rebecca Stead and I have to say that she definitely has the ability to create these naturally curi

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    [E–pub] Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead Read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç Rebecca Stead Rebecca Stead writes about youth so well that she reminds me of another wonderful author I loved when I was a girl Judy Blume Goodbye Stranger is the third Stead novel I've read and it's very strong It's the story of a group of friends growing up together and how their friendship is tested by different challenges I realize that is the basic s

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    Rebecca Stead Ç 5 review [E–pub] Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead “Love is when you like someone so much that you can’t just call it “like” so you have to call it “love”Rebecca Stead is one of my favourite middle grade authors so I was incredibly excited to read her latest book Goodbye Stranger Liar Spy and When You Reach Me feel a little younger but I was pleased to be thrown back int

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    [E–pub] Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead review Goodbye Stranger 3 starsI will always have Rebecca Stead on my radar after reading her perfect Newberry Award winning When You Reach Me an homage to Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle In Time Ms Stead is one of the best 'middle grade' authors I've encountered I don't want to dissuade anyone from reading Goodbye Stranger but this is probably her most 'conventional' book thus and I had a little bit of trouble enjoying it The idea of 7th graders

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    Read ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ç Rebecca Stead [E–pub] Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead Rebecca Stead Ç 5 review I had a lot of issues with this book A lot of issues First seeing after the fact that this is probably meant to be for the pre YA crowd makes this book all the puzzling as the subject matter is pretty mature on a whole with a key plot point being middle schoolers sending racier and racier pictures to each other Are we really ready to tackle the pre teen texting issue like this?There are other stories in the boo

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    [E–pub] Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead I often say that there's YA for Everyone ie it's published under that designation but presents no barriers of enjoyment to older readers and YA for Teens totally acceptable books that nonetheless trade in archetypes or tropes that will have lost their freshness and thereby their emotional impact for older experienced readers This book is neither This book is just literature that happens to be about 13 and 14 year olds but that a

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  • Hardcover
  • 289
  • Goodbye Stranger
  • Rebecca Stead
  • English
  • 10 March 2019
  • 9780385743174