Goodbye, Perfect

Goodbye, Perfect

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Goodbye, Perfect is a beautiful and emotional contemporary YA novel, with a powerful friendship at its heart, by bestselling author Sara Barnard. When I was wild, you were steady . . . Now you are wild - what am I? Eden McKinley knows she can't count on much in this world, but she can depend on Bonnie, her solid, steady, straight-A best friend. So it's a bit of a surprise when Bonnie runs away with a guy Eden knows nothing about five days before the start of their GCSEs. And it's the last person she would have expected. Sworn to secrecy and bound by loyalty, only Eden knows Bonnie's location, and that's the way it has to stay. There's no way she's betraying her best friend. Not even when she's faced with police questioning, suspicious parents and her own growing doubts. As the days pass and things begin to unravel, Eden is forced to question everything she thought she knew about the world, her best friend and herself.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia, : 2018
ISBN: 9781509852864

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LoganLib_Kirra Feb 13, 2018

Is your friendship worth lying to the police and everyone around you? Goodbye, Perfect is the struggle of a teenage girl's journey between right and wrong. Eden and Bonnie have been best friends since forever but Eden is left questioning everything she thought she knew about Bonnie when she finds... Read More »


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LoganLib_Kirra Feb 13, 2018

Is your friendship worth lying to the police and everyone around you? Goodbye, Perfect is the struggle of a teenage girl's journey between right and wrong. Eden and Bonnie have been best friends since forever but Eden is left questioning everything she thought she knew about Bonnie when she finds out from the police that Bonnie has run away with their music teacher twice her age and she's apparently never coming back.

While I was reading this book I was so conflicted about Eden and Bonnie's relationship on where her allegiance should be. She wants to keep her best friends secret because obviously they have a strong relationship bonded throughout the years but she also knows, for a fact, that what Bonnie is doing with her teacher is wrong so it's such a fascinating book. This was my first book from Sara Barnard but I'll definitely be picking up more books from her because her storytelling and characters are so compelling. I can honestly say that this is one book you should be reading because it was a fantastic rollercoaster of a journey between right and wrong with so many surprises, real truth and a fantastic ending!

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