Goodbye Stranger

Stead, R. (2015). Goodbye, Stranger. NY: Wendy Lamb Books .

Bridge shouldn’t be alive. When she was young, she was scootering along the side walk with her best friend when she crossed a street without looking. She was hit by a car and 23615709.jpgby all rights, should’ve died. But she didn’t. Bridge is in seventh grade now and things are changing around her. Her friends Emily and Tabitha are changing as well. Emily’s body is developing and gaining attention and Tabitha is a supporter of women’s rights. Bridge starts wearing black cat ears to school every day and Emily starts flirting with older boys. The three friends have one rule, no fighting.  But as the year goes on, and difficult situations arise, the three are finding it more and more difficult to keep their promise to themselves. As the year goes on the three friends start to drift apart and must find a way to stick together or be torn apart forever.

Goodbye Stranger is an amazing book about middle school by the same author of When You Reach Me. If you enjoyed When You Reach Me, you will love this book.

2 thoughts on “Goodbye Stranger

  1. One of my favorites in the recent years, also one of the best writers for middle grade. This one shows how it is often inevitable and even healthy to drift apart as we grow and become more ourselves. I LOVE this book!

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  2. She IS one of the best authors for middle grade, in fact, I will be so bold as to say When You Reach Me is one of the best books ever for that age. It can be reread and still get better.

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