April, Arc Copies, Contemporary, Reviews, YA Lit
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Mini #BookReview | It Started With Goodbye

I don’t know, maybe I should chalk this one up to as “another book that suffered because of my reading slump.” This seemed like it would be a cute book—and I think it will be for a lot of people—but this just wasn’t for me right now. I read it for about 30% and skimmed the rest; I just was not getting into this book.

It just started out a bit slow, and a bit unbelievable that Tatum would get falsely accused of a crime that her friend and her friend’s boyfriend committed, and yet they would get away with it. Add on that her father and stepmother wouldn’t believe her, and I was pretty skeptical at the beginning. It’s a little hard to believe that both parents would be so hard on her without actually learning her side of the story and giving her a chance to explain.

I think this book has potential, and many people seem to love. Maybe when I get back into a frame of mind where I will enjoy contemporary YA books again, will I try this book again.

Recommended for Contemporary YA Retellings fans

My Rating: 3/5 stars

*I received an arc copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review


  1. I guess sometimes books just aren’t right for the moment… I’ve been having problems with most YA contemporary reads lately as well, especially when there’s romance involved.

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