I haven’t done a Waiting on Wednesday for a while, but I did do a post on the ten most anticipated books for 2011 a few weeks ago. There are some books that needs to have a repeated post, though, because they deserve their own post. Like this one.
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
Release date: May 10, 2011
Another town. Another school. Another Mclean. Ever since her parents’ bitter divorce, Mclean and her father have been fleeing their unhappy past. And Mclean’s become a pro at reinventing herself with each move. But in Lakeview, Mclean finds herself putting down roots and making friendsâ€”in part, thanks to Dave, the most real person Mclean’s ever met. Dave just may be falling in love with her, but can he see the person she really is? Does Mclean herself know?
Two words: Sarah. Dessen. Shouldn’t that be enough reason why I’m waiting for this?
I’m a big, big fan Sarah Dessen because her book was the one that got me started on contemporary YA. When I saw Just Listen in National Bookstore, I got it on a whim and fell in love with her book. I started looking for the other Dessen books everywhere, and when I saw all of them in one weekend, I did not hesitate to get them even if I know it would kill my credit card bill. I love her and her books, and she’s the first author I declare as auto-buy for me.
So her new book is definitely, definitely worth waiting for. Do I need to explain more?
On another note, I spotted the UK covers of The Truth About Forever and Just Listen in Fully Booked Eastwood the other day and I almost splurged on them. However, if I get them, I would be forced to look for the others, too, just so it looks pretty on my shelf. Talk about excess! I’m probably one of the minority who likes her US covers, but now that I think of it, the UK covers are pretty too. Just look at the US and UK covers of What Happened to Goodbye — I can’t choose which I like better. What about you?
â€œWaiting Onâ€ Wednesday is a weekly event hosted byÂ Jill of Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that weâ€™re eagerly anticipating.
Love Dessen’s books and this one sound very good Great pick!
Sarah Dessen is one of my favorite YA authors. Fantastic pick! I like the US version of this cover better but I do think the UK covers of her books are pretty.
I love that you did a “most anticipated” post…I usually do that for summer, since there are so many good “beach read” releases. Thanks for participating!
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I’m excited for this one as well! Dessen is awesome!
I hardly pick up Contemporary YA because none of those I’ve read in the past has really reeled me in to read the genre. I always go for fantasy, dytopia and at times paranormal YA. This mean I haven’t read a single Sarah Dessen book (Dessen fans, please don’t lock me up) So one of her books got you hooked into contemporary YA? This gets me curious :) I think I should pick one up to. By the way, I like the U.K. cover better. I don’t seem to go for covers with real people in them, don’t know why. :D
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