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Goodbye, Perfect By SaraBarnard Goodbye Perfect When I was wild you were steady Now you are wild what am I Eden McKinley knows she can t count on much in this world but she can depend on Bonnie her solid steady straight A best friend So it s a

  • Title: Goodbye, Perfect
  • Author: SaraBarnard
  • ISBN: 9781509852864
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback
  • Goodbye, Perfect By SaraBarnard When I was wild, you were steady Now you are wild what am I Eden McKinley knows she can t count on much in this world, but she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight A best friend So it s a bit of a surprise when Bonnie runs away with the boyfriend Eden knows nothing about five days before the start of their GCSEs Especially when the police arrive onWhen I was wild, you were steady Now you are wild what am I Eden McKinley knows she can t count on much in this world, but she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight A best friend So it s a bit of a surprise when Bonnie runs away with the boyfriend Eden knows nothing about five days before the start of their GCSEs Especially when the police arrive on her doorstep and Eden finds out that the boyfriend is actually their music teacher, Mr Cohn.Sworn to secrecy and bound by loyalty, only Eden knows Bonnie s location, and that s the way it has to stay There s no way she s betraying her best friend Not even when she s faced with police questioning, suspicious parents and her own growing doubts.As the days pass and things begin to unravel, Eden is forced to question everything she thought she knew about the world, her best friend and herself.
    Goodbye, Perfect By SaraBarnard

    Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard Goodbye, Perfect is the story of what happens when Bonnie, a straight A highschool student and prefect, runs away with her music teacher Except for one thing This story is REALLY about Eden Bonnie s best friend and the one who gets left behind in the aftermath Sara Barnard s writing is incredible and so easy to read Goodbye, Perfect Jan , Barnard, Sara Sara A book that tests morals, power, authority and friendship, GOODBYE, PERFECT is an insightful and emotional book that represents so many new things in YA The story addresses themes of adoption, bad parenting, academic pressure vs not being clever enough, and how Bonnie s expectations to succeed push her into the arms of an inappropriate situation. Goodbye, Perfect Barnard Goodbye, Perfect is a stand alone realistic fiction story straight out of current headlines Young people can love fiercely and sometimes that love is abused by those who should know better Barnard has created a storyline that readers will be able to relate to, even if Goodbye, Perfect Book by Sara Barnard Official Winner of The Bookseller s YA Book Prize Friendship bonds are tested and the very nature of loyalty is questioned in this lyrical novel about a teen whose best friend runs away with her teacher after suffering the effects of too much academic pressure Perfect for fans of Morgan Matson and Jennifer Niven. GOODBYE, PERFECT Kirkus Reviews Jan , GOODBYE, PERFECT by Sara Barnard RELEASE DATE Jan , Eden promised her best friend she d keep her secret.

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    1. Laura on said:

      I don t think you can ever really start over Because if you re trying to do that, you re basically trying to run away from yourself And you can t You re stuck with you, forever Wherever you go I can t not read a book written bySarah Barnard She has this honest, realistic way of telling a story It s brilliant Even when the topic of the story isn t something I d usually want to read, I know to give it a try anyway because her writing will floor me Seriously A Quiet Kind of Thunder is wonderful.The [...]

    2. Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books) on said:

      3.5 5I don t read a lot of contemporary YA but this one was pretty good It got a bit slow in the middle, but overall not too bad

    3. Maddie (Heart Full Of Books) on said:

      I ve been really delayed in writing my review for this seeing as I finished it at the end of last week, but I was hoping that if I left it for long enough and I mulled over Goodbye, Perfect I d love it as much as I did Sara Barnard s other books Unfortunately, that s not the case.I knew nothing about the plot before I started reading, which was definitely a good thing because if I d have known it was about a student teacher relationship, I probably wouldn t have picked it up not matter who wrote [...]

    4. Kate (GirlReading) on said:

      3.5 Sara Barnard s writing is incredibly easy to read and impossible not to fly through It s full of emotion, fantastic messages and interesting characters Although I definitely didn t enjoy this as much as A Quiet Kind of Thunder which was one of my favourite reads of 2017 Goodbye, Perfect didn t lack any of these things It was so refreshing to read a book with a student teacher plot that didn t romanticise it in any way I also loved and appreciated how Sara Barnard tackled the topic from the o [...]

    5. ✨ k i t k a t on said:

      i requested this from netgalley ages ago and sort of forgot about it, i knew the release date was coming up so i decided to pick it up as i have previously loved her books, they were so enjoyable especially a quiet kind of thunder it was one of my favourite books of 2017 so i was excited to finally get around to reading goodbye, perfect sadly, although there were some amazing bits of this story there were some bits that i felt either fell flat or that i felt she could have delved into so much b [...]

    6. Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism) on said:

      Several years ago, a 15 year old girl and her 30 year old teacher ran away together I can remember seeing it show up in news stories, but other than to think that s gross , I didn t really give it much thought It wasn t happening to anyone in my life, nor was it happening anywhere near me, so what could I do I m betting Sara Barnard didn t stop thinking about that story and how it must have felt to be caught up in the realness of it all, as that s almost exactly what happens in Goodbye, Perfect [...]

    7. Kelly (Diva Booknerd) on said:

      Sixteen year old Eden Rose McKinley had a precarious transition from childhood to adolescence, her narcotics dependent mother unable to provide for her children, placing Eden and Daisy into foster care, adopted by nurturing Carolyn and Bob McKinley Although Eden has transitioned from difficult child to destructive adolescent and now discourteous young woman, Bonnie Wiston Stanley is an astute young woman The authorities are demanding answers, where is Bonnie and why did she escape the confines o [...]

    8. Robin Stevens on said:

      This is a really impressive new book from Sara it s extremely enjoyable, well told, shocking without being mawkish and a very thought provoking look at the pressures on teens today I adored it and raced through it in a few days 13 Please note this review is meant as a recommendation only Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, without asking permission from me first Thank you

    9. Sophie Elaina on said:

      This book was a very thought provoking read and is one of those books that both while you re reading and afterwards you just can t out of your head I think it s because I found the whole situation kind of disturbing and it was really hard to read at times I was actually very surprised by how hard it hit me It was a strong story that represents very real things that have actually happened Things that need to be talked about in society today Sara Barnard is one of very few authors who have been a [...]

    10. Amber Robertson on said:

      CLICK HERE TO SEE THIS REVIEW FEATURE ON MY BLOGthank you macmillan for an ARC.Trigger Warnings abuse, neglect, parental abuse off page but implied , dead parentsR E V I E WThis is the first time I was sent a book for a blog tour Not my first review for a blog tour, but I am so excited to be writing it up Thank you again to the publishers for including me.Goodbye, Perfect is kind of a hard book to review I couldn t put it down but boy, did I hate this content I think what appealed to me so much [...]

    11. Gabby on said:

      so I m kind of laughing at myself right now because I just realised reading this back through I was calling Eden Edith Oops, I mean, I guess that shows something right Thank you Netgalley Publisher for sending me this in exchange for an honest review Let s just say it shall we I liked this I did I liked the themes explored adoption, fitting in with a new family, the struggle with being stereotyped There were some interesting discussions going on and I was glad to see representation for this in a [...]

    12. Katie Hurse on said:

      Huh I was really expecting to fall in love with this book Not so much Honestly, the majority of it was even a 2.5 star read for me, but the last 10% or so with the trip to Scotland, conflict with Valerie, revelations etc was actually pretty powerful stuff so that saved the entire story a little Overall, though, this book just didn t have the character or depth or emotional impact again, apart from the last little bit for me that Sara Barnard s other books had I felt like so much of it read as re [...]

    13. Hannah on said:

      One of the most honest and raw YA contemporaries I ve read in a while, a story that is so much than its plot line I can t wait for everyone to read this book

    14. Anisha (sprinkledpages) on said:

      Actual rating 3.5 starsIt is possible my rating is a bit harsh but I want to be really specific with the books I give four and above stars For a while there, about half way through the book I did think it was going to be a 5 star read for me but by the ending, and after I thought about it a little, it just wasn t that spectacular for me But I may bump up my rating to 4 stars, I ll have to think about that I really liked this I thought it was well written as usual because Sara Barnard s writing n [...]

    15. Stacey (prettybooks) on said:

      Sara Barnard is one of my auto read authors I don t need to know what her next book will be about, I just know that I ll be reading it I ve really enjoyedBeautiful Broken ThingsandA Quiet Kind of Thunderso far Continue reading this review over on Pretty Books Thank you to the publisher for providing this book for review

    16. Sarah on said:

      I received an advanced reading edition of this novel from Pan Macmillan in exchange for an honest review All thoughts are my own.Goodbye, Perfect is the second novel I have read by Sara Barnard and she has easily become one of my favourite authors.Goodbye, Perfect tackles some heavy topics, a very taboo one in particular a teacher seducing his 15 year old student Told from the perspective of Eden McKinley, the reader dives into the world of teenagers from hormonal outbursts, bullying, daily pres [...]

    17. Nemo (The Moonlight Library) on said:

      This review was originally posted on The Moonlight LibraryI received this book for free from Pan MacMillan in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodbye, Perfect is the story of what happens to those left behind when an A grade good schoolgirl runs off with her music teacher.I completely adore Sara Barnard s writing I asked to be a part of the blog tour because I adored Beautiful Broken Things so much I sobbed into my pillow when [...]

    18. Gabby on said:

      I ended up loving this book a lot than I thought I would I read A Quiet Kind of Thunder last year which I enjoyed, but I loved Goodbye, Perfect just that little bit .Thanks to Macmillan for letting me be part of the blog tour My full review will be up on my blog on the date of my tour stop, Feb 6 See you then alwaysandforeverreading.wordpress

    19. Kirra on said:

      This review is part of the Goodbye, Perfect Blog Tour Eden and Bonnie have been best friends since they were young but Eden is left questioning everything she thought she knew about Bonnie when she finds out from the police that Bonnie has run away with their music teacher At fifteen years old this man is twice her age and he is someone Eden never pictured Bonnie with when she mentioned a secret boyfriend a few times in passing over the last few months Now the police are questioning her and Eden [...]

    20. Steph on said:

      This book is perfect There s a tough and all edges MC, her perfect best friend, her incredible family, a gorgeous boyfriend and a lot of trouble I love everything Sara Barnard writes and this is no exception Possibly my favourite thing I just adored it.

    21. Ashleigh on said:

      This book frustrated me, but in a good way.Goodbye, Perfect follows Eden, a 15 year old girl whose best friend, Bonnie, has run away with her secret boyfriend That would be worrying enough, but the secret boyfriend turns out to be her music teacher, Mr Cohn Prior to them running away, Bonnie contacts Eden to let her know she was disappearing with her boyfriend, whom Eden assumed she had never met, and asks her not to tell anyone Well, when Eden discovers the identity of the boyfriend, things bec [...]

    22. Marie Andrews on said:

      I loved Sara Barnard s other two books and couldn t wait to start Goodbye Perfect However, I had very mixed feelings on it.I thought this book was okay There were certain aspects of this book that I really enjoyed I loved the relationship Eden had with her little sister Daisy It was fantastic to read about a close knit family consisting of both biological and non biological relations, especially how Eden and Valerie her adoptive parents child evolved throughout the story I also enjoyed Eden s re [...]

    23. Charlotte on said:

      This book was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review The story follows fifteen year old Eden Rose McKinley who is faced with a dilemma when her best friend, Bonnie, runs off with her boyfriend who turns out to be their teacher She is secretly communicating with her friend and lies to the police in order to protect her friend But lies can only take someone so far To say that Goodbye Perfect is an intense read would be an understatement From the moment Eden first gets in touc [...]

    24. Ania on said:

      I received a copy of this book on Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewGoodbye, Perfect is my second book by Sara Barnard so I went in with certain expectations I read A Quiet Kind of Thunder earlier this year and while it was an enjoyable, fast read that picked up on some current problems, I did feel it did not completely win me over with the conclusion I am really pleased to say that this was not the case with Goodbye, Perfect As soon as I started reading the book, it made me think of a c [...]

    25. Alessandra Crivelli on said:

      Did you ever think about romance with your teacher Did you ever fancy 30 years old when you were a teenager This is what would have happened if your fantasy would have come true Only from your best friend POW People talk about friendship like it is only about shared loves, but it is not It is only about finding the same thing annoying and getting excited about the same silly, irrilevant things It s the person you can share a joke with, sure But it is also the person that you can subtly roll your [...]

    26. Mila on said:

      I wasn t sure what to expect of this novel because A Quiet Kind of Thunder was one of my favourite books of 2017 and Goodbye, Perfect sounded like a completely opposite type of story But I was pleasantly surprised because this book is about relationships as much as the morallity in 21st century The main character, Eden, is very conflicted her best friend of eight years ran away with their music teacher she understands that it even sounds wrong but Bonnie sends her these happy messages and how ca [...]

    27. Danniella Josephine on said:

      As I had loved Sara Barnard s s previous books, Beautiful Broken Things and A Quiet Kind of Thunder, there was no question as to whether or not I would be reading her third novel Goodbye, Perfect Of course, I would be I had been counting down the days until the publication date until I spotted that my local Waterstones had put their copies out early Naughty Even though it was a week before publication, I couldn t resist buying it Just look at that gorgeous cover I bought it on Thursday and start [...]

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