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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 08/02/2018
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Goodbye, Perfect is a beautiful and emotional contemporary YA novel, with a powerful friendship at its heart, by bestselling author Sara Barnard.

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 a guy Eden knows nothing about five days before the start of their GCSEs. And it's the last person she would have expected.

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.

Praise for Beautiful Broken Things

'I felt like I was living this book' Zoella

'Beautiful Broken Things is the book I've been waiting for. It made me want to go and rugby-tackle my best friends and give them a giant hug. It's a beautiful tale of the power and complexities of female friendship'
Holly Bourne, author of Am I Normal Yet?

Praise for A Quiet Kind of Thunder

'I swallowed this in one delicious sitting, and I've been thinking about Steffi and Rhys ever since. Honestly, it's been weeks and I'm not over them. They're so well drawn that they feel really real for me in a way that makes me want to check in with them for the rest of their lives' Lauren James, author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509852864
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Creating authentic teenage voices is no easy thing but in Goodbye, Perfect, Sara Barnard captures the complex dynamics of teenage friendships and identity, shining an astute light on adolescent pressures. Student-teacher relationships can be controversial in fiction, but themes of coercion and grooming are sensitively handled here. -- Fiona Noble * Observer *
I felt like I was living this book -- Zoella on Beautiful Broken Things

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snailycanflyy

“"You can't run away from your life."”

I knew that I was going to love this book for a few reasons; it's about a teacher/pupil relationship and they're always set to be a decent contemporary novel (they're just a bit grittier than a fluffy... More

Paperback edition
5 similar books recommended
11th February 2018
Helpful? Upvote 6
Hux - Blogger, @littlehux

“A compelling story of secrets, friends and dangerous relationships”

It was obvious that I was going to love this book. If you're not familiar with Sara Barnard, let me assure you that she is a powerhouse of UKYA. Barnard's contemporary novels rank as my favourites up with... More

Paperback edition
4 similar books recommended
10th February 2018
Helpful? Upvote 6

“A fresh take on a student and teacher relationship. A YA novel not to miss.”

Definitely a book to read in one sitting!
Focusing on the friend who got left behind, rather than the smitten schoolgirl who runs of with the teacher, this book gives an insight into the stress and heartache that... More

Paperback edition
14th December 2017
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