PDF/EBOOK (Goodbye Stranger)


  • Hardcover
  • 289
  • Goodbye Stranger
  • Rebecca Stead
  • English
  • 09 November 2020
  • 9780385743174

Rebecca Stead Ô 3 read

review Goodbye Stranger 103 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 has done it again Pure magic I have a hard time reviewing her books though so hold on to your hats and cat ears DGoodbye Stranger weaves together love and friendship betrayal and trust boys and girls A story filled with young individuals trying to find their way through junior high and high school with their hearts intact Trying to learn how to trust who to trust how to talk and connect with people and how to stay connected to the people we love in this world I have NEVER come across a book that depicted the joys and struggles of friendship so perfectly These girls and boys were real Very real Smart na ve mean snotty beautiful loyal funny strong and so much I loved each and every character for so many different reasons For his heart For her cat ears For his honesty For her confidence For their bonds Just everything Umhave a mentioned that I have a difficult time reviewing Stead books HahaThere is always so much life going on in the pages Our story is told with a couple of voices but with many characters mixed in The adventures of three friends Bridge Em and Tab was where and what my heart focused on But every character from the teacher you idolize to the girl behind the counter at your favorite coffee place comes to life in Stead s hands We meet Bridge a 7th grader getting used to life at school and with her friends again after an accident Sherm is a cutie with a heart of gold No than that He is such a good person I really hope there is a Sherman in every school out there in the world Simply put He stands up Do you know how rare that is If you find a friend who stands up for you no matter how hard the boat is rocking never let him or her go Never Sherm is trying to feel his way through a change at home and his new friendship and feelings with Bridge Our third voice is left unidentified until the very end A piece that I found very powerful The fact we hear the story in bits and pieces makes it suspenseful and uniue You find yourself looking for clues You can t help but wonder what happened to her and between her friends This book doesn t just capture the beauty and fun of friendship It shows the mean and shallow corners as well with both boys and girls I had a mean best friend growing up so I like to see the dark parts of friendship addressed in books for young readers It needs to be talked about It s not all hearts and smiles Ms Stead touches on a lot of issues here in a strong realistic way but every topic and turn of event is sprinkled with warmth and wrapped in wonder You will feel the layers of magic in the connections timeline cinnamon toast and moon rocks But she doesn t hit you over the head with her wand either This modern story has all the dangers of posting pictures and bullying and school intruder drills side by side with talent shows sports and dances Stead lets life unfold She lets life s magic unfold allowing readers to see or find it for themselves Family fate friendship and love It s all in here with the betrayal divorce trouble and change So many changes We go through so much growing up We can grow closer and apart with friends and family We can change how we look and think We can be different or follow the crowd So much can happen in life that can change us scar us So much so that we don t even recognize ourselves any Is the new you the stranger Or is the stranger the person you leave behindNow if I was forced to pick a point that didn t sit well with me it would be that I wasn t 100% certain Em learned her lesson about the picture It s a very real and scary topic to discuss without sounding out of touch or preachy but Ms Stead handled it with class and intelligence You see even my hiccup turned into a complimentJust one out of the many reasons why I love this book is the banter and chemistry between Bridge and Sherm The way he seemed to meet her thoughts wherever they went These kids click instantly once they start talking to each other Isn t it amazing that someone so special could be sitting right next to you or living one block up and four over Stead is a master at portraying different kinds of connections or layers of relationships The ups downs There are two relationships brewing here but oh so different One pair is taking their time talking and learning the thrills and tingles of holding hands While the other rushes shows everything at once and then slows down to learn and talk It s a very powerful juxtaposition But my biggest surprise and joy here was how my heart smiled whenever Jamie and Bridge shared the page Jaime is Bridge s big brother Their relationship was so sweet They joke uote Rudolph support tease and blackmail each other They made me laugh and cry like a baby Jaime definitely made my Best Brother in the World list His story is very funny and empowering But I won t spoil Just jump in and meet him Meet everyoneRebecca Stead may write for young readers but I recommend her for all ages Highly recommended Virtue rule No fighting Can it get them through 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Rebecca Stead has done it again Pure magic I have a hard time Breaking Ground reviewing her books though so hold on to your hats and cat ears DGoodbye Stranger weaves together love and friendship betrayal and trust boys and girls A story filled with young individuals trying to find their way through junior high and high school with their hearts intact Trying to learn how to trust who to trust how to talk and connect with people and how to stay connected to the people we love in this world I have NEVER come across a book that depicted the joys and struggles of friendship so perfectly These girls and boys were IBM's Early Computers History of Computing real Very Catholic Social Teaching real Smart na ve mean snotty beautiful loyal funny strong and so much I loved each and every character for so many different Island of Fear and Other Science Fiction Stories reasons For his heart For her cat ears For his honesty For her confidence For their bonds Just everything Umhave a mentioned that I have a difficult time Final Warning The Legacy of Chernobyl reviewing Stead books HahaThere is always so much life going on in the pages Our story is told with a couple of voices but with many characters mixed in The adventures of three friends Bridge Em and Tab was where and what my heart focused on But every character from the teacher you idolize to the girl behind the counter at your favorite coffee place comes to life in Stead s hands We meet Bridge a 7th grader getting used to life at school and with her friends again after an accident Sherm is a cutie with a heart of gold No than that He is such a good person I Hedge Witch really hope there is a Sherman in every school out there in the world Simply put He stands up Do you know how The Eagle the Nightingales Bardic Voices #3 rare that is If you find a friend who stands up for you no matter how hard the boat is The Couette and the Boarding School realistic way but every topic and turn of event is sprinkled with warmth and wrapped in wonder You will feel the layers of magic in the connections timeline cinnamon toast and moon Imagimorphia rocks But she doesn t hit you over the head with her wand either This modern story has all the dangers of posting pictures and bullying and school intruder drills side by side with talent shows sports and dances Stead lets life unfold She lets life s magic unfold allowing The Book of Beginnings It's Just Us Here readers to see or find it for themselves Family fate friendship and love It s all in here with the betrayal divorce trouble and change So many changes We go through so much growing up We can grow closer and apart with friends and family We can change how we look and think We can be different or follow the crowd So much can happen in life that can change us scar us So much so that we don t even The Homelanders The Homelanders #1 4 recognize ourselves any Is the new you the stranger Or is the stranger the person you leave behindNow if I was forced to pick a point that didn t sit well with me it would be that I wasn t 100% certain Em learned her lesson about the picture It s a very Burning Attraction real and scary topic to discuss without sounding out of touch or preachy but Ms Stead handled it with class and intelligence You see even my hiccup turned into a complimentJust one out of the many The Numbers Game Baseball's Lifelong Fascination with Statistics reasons why I love this book is the banter and chemistry between Bridge and Sherm The way he seemed to meet her thoughts wherever they went These kids click instantly once they start talking to each other Isn t it amazing that someone so special could be sitting Tall Man Riding right next to you or living one block up and four over Stead is a master at portraying different kinds of connections or layers of The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory relationships The ups downs There are two Wild Man Creek relationships brewing here but oh so different One pair is taking their time talking and learning the thrills and tingles of holding hands While the other Tremors of Fury The Days of Ash and Fury #2 rushes shows everything at once and then slows down to learn and talk It s a very powerful juxtaposition But my biggest surprise and joy here was how my heart smiled whenever Jamie and Bridge shared the page Jaime is Bridge s big brother Their Illustrated Workbook for Self Therapy for Your Inner Critic relationship was so sweet They joke uote Rudolph support tease and blackmail each other They made me laugh and cry like a baby Jaime definitely made my Best Brother in the World list His story is very funny and empowering But I won t spoil Just jump in and meet him Meet everyoneRebecca Stead may write for young Earthfall readers but I A daddy for Christmas recommend her for all ages Highly Banned in Britain recommended

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review Goodbye Stranger 103 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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review Goodbye Stranger 103 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


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