Goodbye Stranger

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Product Number: Z100087504
Released: Aug 04, 2015
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ISBN: #9781101916322
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This brilliant, New York Times bestselling novel from the author of the Newbery Medal winner When You Reach Me explores multiple perspectives on the bonds and limits of friendship. Long ago, best friends Bridge, Emily, and Tab made a pact: no fighting. But it's the start of seventh grade, and everything is changing. Emily's new curves are attracting attention, and Tab is suddenly a member of the Human Rights Club. And then there's Bridge. She's started wearing cat ears and is the only one who's still tempted to draw funny cartoons on her homework. It's also the beginning of seventh grade for Sherm Russo. He wonders: what does it mean to fall for a girl-as a friend? By the time Valentine's Day approaches, the girls have begun to question the bonds-and the limits-of friendship. Can they grow up without growing apart? "Sensitively explores togetherness, aloneness, betrayal and love." -The New York Times A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book for Fiction Named a Best Book of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, The Guardian, NPR, and more!

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Author(s): Rebecca Stead
Original Publish Date: Aug 04, 2015

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Author(s): Rebecca Stead
Product Number DD17661
Released: Aug 04, 2015
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Publisher: Listening Library
ISBN: #9781101916292
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Author(s): Rebecca Stead
Product Number EB00588272
Released: Aug 04, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
ISBN: #9780307980854

Professional reviews

"This story, told from multiple points of view, translates beautifully to audio. Kimberly Farr provides the main narration from the point of view of middle schooler Bridge, while Meera Simhan performs chapters in the second person that follow an unnamed high schooler who is skipping school on Valentine's Day and Kirby Heyborne reads letters that Bridge's new friend, Sherm, writes to his estranged grandfather. Farr captures Bridge's intelligence but also her na•vetŽ as she watches her friends take risks she doesn't quite understand and ponders her own changing feelings for Sherm. Simhan adds sharpness and worldliness to the Valentine's Day chapters while Heyborne focuses on Sherm's steadiness along with his vulnerability and hurt. The whole is an absorbing exploration of friendship, betrayal, and forgiveness that sounds exactly like middle school. A.F. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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