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The Last Time We Say Goodbye
The Last Time We Say Goodbye | Cynthia Hand
From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand comes a gorgeous, heart-wrenching novel of love and loss, which ALA Booklist called "both shatteringly painful and bright with life and hope" in a starred review.Since her brother, Tyler, committed suicide, Lex has been trying to keep her grief locked away, and to forget about what happened that night. But as she starts putting her life, her family, and her friendships back together, Lex is haunted by a secret she hasn't told anyonea text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.In the tradition of Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why, Gayle Forman's If I Stay, and Lauren Oliver's Before I Fall, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a thoughtful and deeply affecting novel that will change the way you look at life and death.
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Nebklvr
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This is a story of isolation. When her brother commits suicide, Alexis becomes isolated from her parents and friends. And then she starts seeing glimpses of her brother. The grief is palpable.

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lauraodom
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Whatcha up to today, friends?

Day 23: Blue
#Ampersand2018

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hes7
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Wow, another month is done already. It was a great reading month for me. I managed to finish 37 books in April (31 audiobooks, 5 physical books, 1 ebook), my favorites from them pictured.

#AprilBookishMadness #AprilWrapUp #HopIntoSpring #WrapUp #ReadingResolutions #AprilStats

GypsyKat Wow!!! 😳 I‘m so impressed! Well done!!! 👏👏👏🎉🎉🎉 2y
UwannaPublishme Wow! Way to go! 🙌🏻🎉 2y
TrishB Wow 😮. 2y
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laurenlovesliterature Dang, girl!!! That's impressive!!! 2y
overtheedge Great Choices!! 2y
booksandsympathy 37! 😱 2y
Jes143 Wow, I'm lucky if I get 5 or 6 books read in a month! I read The Kite Runner last month and loved it! I'm looking forward to reading A Thousand Splendid Suns 😊 2y
Ingerella Wow! Great month! 2y
Pamwurtzler Amazing month! 2y
lauraodom That‘s amazing! I‘m happy with 7. :-) 2y
vkois88 What the what?!? That's a crazy impressive number! Get it! I have most of the ones you showed on my TBR. Glad to know you enjoyed them 😊 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Oh wow!!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 2y
Gezemice Wow, 37! 😳That‘s amazing! I read The Kite Runner this month, too. It was incredible and so brutal. 2y
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hes7
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As Lex deals with her grief and guilt in the months after her brother‘s suicide, Cynthia Hand delivers a #heartwrenching story, but it‘s not without hope. This is one of my favorites so far this month. #MountTBR #ReadingResolutions

Smangela Wow I adore this cover 2y
mrp27 Agreed! I liked this one too. 2y
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tiffanosaur
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I cried a bit through the last, like, third of this book. Possibly in part because it was nearing 4 am and I was v tired and definitely finishing the book before I went to sleep, but also because i just felt terribly invested.
10/10 would read a sequel

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Eryn2513
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Another slayer. But a really realistic portrait of recovering from the suicide of a love one. I can't write anymore right now.

EvieBee Oh no! I own this book and you've reminded me about why I should read it. 2y
Eryn2513 @EvieBeeReads I had it for at least a year before reading it as well. But once I started, it was one of those books I brought everywhere with me, and I finished it in less than 2 days. It sucked me in! I hope you enjoy it as well, but be prepared for the feels. 2y
EvieBee @Eryn2513 I love it when a book does that and thank you for the warning. I have to sandwich reads like that in between happier ones. (edited) 2y
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Eryn2513
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I should totally be working right now... but I am incapable of putting this book down for longer than 20 minutes!!!

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MatildaBaggins
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#asidefrombooks 😊

🌼Favorite Hobby: Kayaking
🌼Favorite Drink: Tea
🌼Favorite Food: Thai
🌼Favorite Color: Purple
🌼Favorite City: Boston
🌼Where would my dream house be: Bend, OR
🌼Favorite Accessory: My Doubtful Guest pin
🌼Favorite TV Show: GoT
🌼Last movie I watched in theaters: Table 19
🌼Currently Reading: The Last Time We Say Goodbye

beachbookworm7 I love kayaking too ♥️ 3y
PenguinInFlight Yay, purple! 💜💜 3y
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dewandpetrichor

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

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dewandpetrichor
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The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a heart wrenching tale that gives the world a better look on the effects of suicide. Because when we are on the verge of death, selfishness takes over, and sometimes we need to pause our life with a comma, and not end t with a period.
Definite 5/5.

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Eggs
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Read this in one sitting tonight. Fiercely, gorgeously good.

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Itisyourbiggestpretend
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While I was supposed to be studying I, instead, finished reading this book. I couldn't put it down. It's about a girl whose brother committed suicide and how she tries to move on. The main character's sarcasm made me laugh and the story made me cry. I definitely recommend.

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KellyK
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I can't seem to read enough YA fiction lately. This is a story of suicide and its effect on family members left behind. Finished this up while on break at work this morning... should have waited until I got home because I ugly cried!

Purrfectpages Good book! 3y
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InLibrisVeritas
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Today I had to say goodbye to a friend. We took her to the vet today for tests and unfortunately it was determined that her organs were beginning to fail and there was nothing we could do. She has been with me for 16 years, and it's hard to imagine the house with out her.

I do thank everyone for their well wishes on my previous post. ❤️

Alisnazzy So sorry for your loss. Sending you love and hugs. 3y
BookishFeminist So sorry ❤️ glad you had such a long time to spend with her. Lovely photos. 3y
InLibrisVeritas @Ambrosnazzy Thank you. ❤️ 3y
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AdaChivers 💕💕💕 3y
InLibrisVeritas @BookishFeminist I'm so glad too, I was lucky to have her. Thank you. ❤️ 3y
Bookworm83 I'm so sorry 😢❤❤❤ 3y
moranadatter I'm sorry for your loss. She looks like a wonderful friend. 3y
cobwebmoth Aw, I'm sorry. Hugs to you. 3y
jpmcwisemorgan I'm sorry. 3y
LiteraryinLititz I'm so sorry. Sending strength. 💚 3y
DGRachel I'm so sorry for your loss. It's never an easy decision to make. {hugs} 3y
CherylDeFranceschi So, so sorry! Sending love and hugs to you! 3y
Eyelit Sorry for your loss! Hugs and love to you! 💜💛💚 3y
DebinHawaii I am so very sorry for your loss. What a sweet girl. 🐱❤️Hugs to you. 💜 3y
Jhullie My heart is breaking for you. I've been there and know exactly how you are feeling. 💔 3y
stacybmartin I'm so sorry to hear this - sending hugs and strength to you! 💜💜💜 3y
Dragon So sorry for your loss . She was a beautiful cat 🐱 3y
megt So sorry for your loss. 💕 3y
Bookzombie I'm so sorry for your loss. 💕🐱💟 3y
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MysticRaven03
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This book made my heart ache. It was so beautifully written. The depiction of grief and loss was so REAL. This is a must read.

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MysticRaven03
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I woke up this morning thinking I had to be at work 😖. The relief I felt when I realized it was Saturday!! Glad to be able to spend the day doing what I want to be doing: reading!

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AmiLange
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*Sniff!* so good! The light at the end of the tunnel is NOT cliche and is so beautiful! Worth the dark to get to the light of the book! Must read!

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SchuylerHerondale-Sinclair
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If you're looking for a book that will leave a mark on you. Better add this on your TBR. This book made me cry. It's more family-centered than romantic.

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