Saturday, November 29, 2014

Book Review: The Trouble with Goodbye by Sarra Cannon

The Trouble with Goodbye
by Sarra Cannon
New Adult Realistic Contemporary
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.81
Published by: Dead River Books
Published on: May 21, 2013
Pages: 330

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

One night can change everything…

Two years ago, Leigh Anne Davis shocked everyone in tiny Fairhope, Georgia when she broke up with her wealthy boyfriend to attend an Ivy League university a thousand miles away. At school, she finds a happiness and independence she’s never known.

Until one terrifying night takes it all away from her.

With no place else to go, Leigh Anne heads home to reclaim her old life. A life she worked so hard to escape. On the outside, she seems like the same girl everyone has always known. But deep inside, she’s hiding a terrible secret.

That’s when she meets Knox Warner, a troubled newcomer to Fairhope. His eyes have the same haunted look she sees every day in the mirror, and when she’s near him, the rest of the world fades away. But being with Knox would mean disappointing everyone all over again. If she wants to save what’s left of her old life, she has no choice but to say goodbye to him forever.

Only, the trouble with goodbye is that sometimes it’s about courage and sometimes it’s about fear. And sometimes you’re too broken to know the difference until it’s too late.

My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.

An overview of the Novel: Leigh Ann is running away from everything. She left everything behind. Just kind of like she left everything behind when she left Fairhope to go to college. But now, she's back in Georgia unsure if she can even go back to school. 

The only problem is that Leigh Ann isn't the same girl she was before she left for college. Everybody wants her to fall back to being who she was then. She's not sure she can. Her old boyfriend wants her back, but she just can't.

Then she meets Knox Warner. He's exactly the type of guy she shouldn't like, the type her mom would never approve of, and yet he's the guy she's falling for. But he's hiding some secrets of his own. Will they be able to figure it out and make something work or will they just end up having to say goodbye. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: This novel has so much potential. I was super excited to read it. It had a good synopsis. This book was a cute, enjoyable read. It caught my attention and until the very end I was really loving it. 

The ending just kind of fell flat for me. I was expecting so much more. Cannon had built up this amazing books with characters that I loved, but the ending knocked it down to three stars. 

It's an enjoyable read with a surprising amount of depth. It's definitely a cute summer read. Fans of new adult should end up liking this one.  

So why 3 stars? Like I already mentioned, the ending fell a little bit flat. 

Warnings/Side-notes: This is a book for younger teenagers 17+. There are some references to sex. It isn't very descriptive, but it it there. 

The Wrap-up: I enjoyed this novel very much. It was a cute, quick read. It had a lot of depth and a lot of potential I was just wishing that it explored that angle a little bit more. An enjoyable read, however. 


Danica Page

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