Goodbye Stranger (Paperback)
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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 02/06/2016
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Bridge has always been a bit of an oddball, but since she recovered from a serious accident, she's found fitting in with her friends increasingly hard. Tab and Em are getting cooler and better and they don't get why she insists on wearing novelty cat ears every day. Bridge just thinks they look good. It's getting harder to keep their promise of no fights, especially when they start keeping secrets from each other. Sherm wants to get to know Bridge better. But he's hiding the anger he feels at his grandfather for walking out. And then there is another girl, who is struggling with an altogether more serious set of friendship troubles... Told from interlinked points of view, this is a bittersweet story about the trials of friendship and growing up.

Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781783443994
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 244 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Masterly. . . Sensitively explores togetherness, aloneness, betrayal and love" -- Meg Wolitzer * New York Times *
"A glorious celebration of love, friendship and betrayal that draws attention to the increasingly difficult problem of retaining one's own identity in a time of obsessive social media." -- Sally Morris * Daily Mail *
"A must-read for any child at secondary school... I can't think of any contemporary children's author who is as good at humanising teenagers and conveying the business of growing up." -- Alex O'Connell * The Times, Books of the Year *
"A touching and gentle love story... Stead is respectful of individuality and generous, witty and nonjudgemental about the confusion caused by falling in love." -- Julia Eccleshare * Guardian, The Best of 2015 *
"A deft and witty coming of age drama" * Independent *
"A novel that tackles big themes in a wry understated way." * Martin Chilton, The Telegraph *
"An extraordinary novel" * Washington Post, The Best Children's Books of 2015 *
"Bittersweet story from multi-award-winner Stead. Highly recommended." * The Bookseller, Fiona Noble *
"Memorable story about female friendships, silly bets, different kinds of love, and bad decisions is authentic in detail and emotion-another Stead hallmark." * Publishers Weekly, starred review *
"Superb" * Kirkus, starred review *
"Immensely satisfying" * School Library Journal, starred review *
"Winsome, bighearted and altogether rewarding" * Booklist, starred review *
"Full of ideas, insight and real depth, this beautifully told story examines love and friendship in all their forms, and asks us all to think about who we are" * Andrea Reece, Lovereading Book of the Month *
"This eloquent story of friendship, first love, and identity will resonate powerfully with readers" * VOYA, starred review *
"This astonishingly profound novel is not your average middle-school friendship tale" * The Horn Book, starred review *
"Deeply empathetic and honest" * Boston Globe, The Best Books of 2015 *
"An emotional coming-of-age novel in a technological age" * Inis *
"The new experiences and complicated feelings that are the rite of passage through which early adolescents must tread are artfully told through engaging and plausible characters." * The School Librarian *
"I don't know how Stead manages to be so wise, so playful and so joyous in every single sentence she writes. It's blissful reading." -- Anna James * A Case For Books *
"As always, New York springs to life under Stead's pen... a pleasure to read from start to finish" * MinervaReads *

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Emma - Edinburgh Fort Kinnaird

“Cute, sweet contemporary”

Goodbye Stranger wasn't 100% what I expected, but nonetheless it was a wonderful little contemporary book that kept me company for a few hours.

There was a pretty neat twist to this book, with the main... More

Hardback edition
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“A fantastic contemporary book about friendship and individuality”

Goodbye Stranger is a really fantastic book that surprised me in it's success of tackling key modern issues for young people today. It is honest and complex, but ultimately remains hopeful and optimistic in... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 42

“Mediocre and a Bit Boring”

The minute I looked at this cover, I got excited for this book. It’s simple, understated and gave off this classy feel to the book and I was SO EXCITED to dive in. Looking at it again just before I flipped open the... More

Paperback edition
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