Saturday, August 8, 2015

Saturday Kid Reads featuring Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

Incredible novelist, and award-winner Rebecca Stead has returned with a new novel called Goodbye Stranger. This novel is geared toward an older audience (upper-grade/middle school), and the three girls in the novel share one rule-no fighting! But when you are in 7th grade, how long can a "no fighting" rule possibly last? When everything about your world seems to be evolving, you have to examine what love and friendship truly means.
Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead

This brilliant novel by Newbery Medal winner Rebecca Stead explores multiple perspectives on the bonds and limits of friendship.
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 games—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 gets 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 sight?
Each memorable character navigates the challenges of love and change in this captivating novel.

Happy Reading!

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