Apr 22, 2015

The Last Time We Say Goodbye

The Last Time We Say Goodbye
by Cynthia Hand

Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pub Date:  February 2015
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Print
Source:  Borrowed
Book Links: Goodreads  Amazon

There's death all around us.
We just don't pay attention.
Until we do.


The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment.

Now she's just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that's all she'll ever be.

As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone-a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.

Lex's brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn't have to be real to keep you from moving on.

From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a gorgeous and heart-wrenching story of love, loss, and letting go.

My Review: Cynthia did an amazing job on this book. She took a hard subject and came out with an amazing book that everyone should try. 


Lex had a pretty normal and happy life. Being a teenager, going to school, having a boyfriend and a family. Then in an instant it was all gone when her brother killed himself.

Ty was happy and had a lovely girl and everything. Then he wasn't really happy anymore. He tried to die once but that failed and it made everyone around him keep a close eye on him. They didn't expect him to try and actually die this time.

Things have been hard. Lex's mom spends her days working her shift at the hospital and coming home and sorta just sticking to herself. As for Lex, she goes to therapy, and school. Sorta ditched her friends and doesn't really do anything. 

At this point I hadn't even reached halfway through. I've felt so many emotions and as I got through the rest of the book, the emotions just kept coming and became stronger. I just really loved this book. One of the best reads of the year. It really speaks to you. Gives you an insight on how things can be and maybe if you know someone whos been through something like this or even yourself, it really is such a great read. 

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