The last time Lex was happy, it was before When she had a family that was whole A boyfriend she loved Friends who didn t look at her like she might break down at any moment.Now she s just the girl whose brother killed himself And it feels like that s all she ll ever be.As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler dieThe last time Lex was happy, it was before When she had a family that was whole A boyfriend she loved Friends who didn t look at her like she might break down at any moment.Now she s just the girl whose brother killed himself And it feels like that s all she ll ever be.As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died But there s a secret she hasn t told anyone a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.Lex s brother is gone But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn t have to be real to keep you from moving on.From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a gorgeous and heart wrenching story of love, loss, and letting go.
The Last Time We Say Goodbye The last time Lex was happy it was before When she had a family that was whole A boyfriend she loved Friends who didn t look at her like she might break down at any moment Now she s just the girl who
One of the most beautiful parts of the Unearthly trilogy was seeing how Cynthia Hand wrote about grief Reading this novel is an incredibly painful experience, particularly if suicide has touched your life in a significant way, but I wouldn t trade this book, with all its blurry, unfinished truths and messy, gut wrenching feeling, for a thousand showy, clever stories on the same topic A simple, emotional tribute to those who leave us all too soon And a small reassurance to the rest of us that we [...]
UPDATE 9 6 14I have ARCs Please don t email me asking for them ask my publisher, instead , but stay tuned for a few contests where I will be giving them awayUPDATE 6 25 14It s here The cover and the description were revealed today Check it out UPDATE 6 2 14Soon, very soon, people, there will be jacket copy, an official cover, and ARCs The cover is amazing and I love it Squee Also, a tentative release date of Feb 8, 2015, which makes sense because the book s first scene is in the first week of Fe [...]
Gurl.Guuuuuuuuuuurl.Let me tell you whahahappen Whahahappen wuz, I was on a public transport on the way back home from outta town when I finished this book When I tell you I was bawling my eyes out in that minibus, I was bawling my fucking eyes out in that goddamn minibus, gurl I swear to god.Okay, so, here s the thing I ve kinda been avoiding contemporary YA because, even though I haven t read many of the new stuff, there seems to be a common thing going on where authors are exploring death in [...]
I m torn in two equal parts I loved and hated it in equal measures I m enlightened but I m still confused and now I don t know what to do with myself let alone this review So I ll probably just rant away to my heart s content and hopefully by the end of this review, I ll be stable I appreciate that an author for once decided to focus on a sister grieving over her brother who killed himself and I believe Ms Cynthia Hand was able to realistically portray this It works because the story is in Lexi [...]
I enjoyed this book The characters were very fleshed out and I especially liked Lex and the way her mind worked in the aftermath of this tragedy It didn t linger on the pain, yet it was a reminder of how deeply death can affect a family And despite how I generally liked how this book panned out, it was just a bit too generic for me Every suicide book has turned into a this person left clues behind when he she died and it kind of glamorized the death a bit, which I find distasteful Other than tha [...]
Brilliant and heartbreaking All of us know Cynthia Hand because of her brilliant Unearthly trilogy my favorite paranormal young adult series about angels It came as a surprise when I saw that her new novel will be on realistic side.Truth to be told, I was worried because I ended up disappointed with several authors who took turn from paranormal to realistic fiction But this is Cynthia Hand, so shouldn t have any doubts from the start The Last Time We Say Goodbye deserves than five stars.Not th [...]
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Wonderfully written and absolutely touching Do you know the feeling you get while and after you hold your breath for long How time seems to stop for a while, how your heart beats faster and faster, how sharp everything becomes after the fuzziness washes over This is how this book feels like.And it is wonderful, and dangerously heartbreaking.There is nothing in this world quite like the feeling of true happiness, or deep sadness, or shattering grief There is nothing like the words that can really [...]
I agree with Tatiana This book is just so dull It s hard to string together a few sentences of comments about it The thing about The Last Time We Say Goodbye is that it s yet another teen issue book about suicide, but the characters are forgettable and the narrative feels flat and lifeless.You might have luck with it if you haven t already read a bunch of YA books about suicide death.
A lot of crying was involved That actually might be an understatement You know what else made me want to cry an ocean Celine s review And you all should check it out because it s wonderful and she summarises the beauty of this book so perfectly review show It may only be January but I m so incredibly sure that this is making my Top 10 books of 2015 It tore me apart, this book, with it s perfect blend of numbing words and tangible pain I know I m buying myself a hardback of this when it finally r [...]
Years ago, I walked into school and something was different I was, as usual, a bit early for my classes I like being on time and slowly walked to the stairwell, my thoughts already with today s lessons and my friends and the ridiculous amount of homework I still had to do But the moment I left the lockers and walked into the hall, I knew something was different There were only a few fellow students in that hall, and some teachers, wearing grave faces The atmosphere was different, as though the e [...]
IF YOU NEED ME, I M THE ONE CRYING IN THE CORNER I really didn t expect to get this emotionally involved And to be truthful I wasn tt until the last 50 pages and then I couldn t stop reading I think that s my heart over there, broken on the ground Yup Someone get the sticky tape.There s a lot of back flashes to the past, in diary form Lex is this wizard at maths and she s NOT good at writing har, har, after her diary I do not believe that but when her therapist says to write out her feelingse do [...]
Tem um caro o na minha garganta Quero deitar no ch o abra ado com esse livro e ficar ali.Amei essa leitura, acho que ficou claro, n Me surpreendi com a rapidez e o dinamismo do livro, mas o que mais me deixou preso e encantando foi a percep o e a vulnerabilidade da autora O dom nio das palavras A sinceridade e a sua verdade crua Eu estou apaixonado pelos personagens, eu estive de luto com eles, eu cresci junto a eles ao longo da jornada, eu vivi cada palavra um livro lindo.A tem tica de suic dio [...]
2.5 starsMy first reaction when I turned the final page This book is a bag of cliches, has a down in the doldrums heroine and the mainstream story dealing with death and depression.The Last Time We Say Goodbye is the story of Alexis Riggs who has lost her younger brother to suicide, the plot is set around her struggle against the darkness that diffuses all around her after her brother pops his clogs and her idea that she is somewhat blameworthy in Tyler s suicide Side by side, Alexis s love stor [...]
The Last Time We Say Goodbye is the story of a girl who s been left behind Her family is broken, her heart is broken, and her life will now never be the same After her brother dies, Lex is now defined as this tragic girl with a dead brother someone to pity, or to avoid completely which is not uncommon in these scenarios people are simply uncomfortable towards death If this wasn t enough for Lex to deal with, there s these nightmares that make her relive it all nightly As you can expect, this nov [...]
Raw, honest, realistic, and heart wrenching are words that come to my mind when trying to describe this book I ve read other books with the same subject matter, but none of them felt as real or as authentic as this one This novel isn t watered down, and that s what makes it special My friend Maida said in her review that Ms Hand s writing is flawless, not a compliment she hands out every day, but I agree I will always read your 5 star picks Maida, even if they make me cry and eat a pound of choc [...]
3.5 I thought this was a solid book, it dealt with the topic of suicide well, but I just felt like the plot fell a little flat I just wanted I guess.
Review also posted at Young Adult Hollywood.I am a pretty sad person, I cry over books, even when they are not that sad and even so, when they are depressing And The Last Time We Say Goodbye made me cried from the very start until the end FYI, like gross sobbing.Cynthia Hand s Unearthly trilogy is one of my favorite YA series, but the conclusion failed to impress me, so it s safe to say I had my doubts My fear did not lessen when I noticed the premise is quite similar to Love Letters to Dead a [...]
As someone who went through a series of losses this year, I could not have read this book at a better time One close friend hurt me in particular, and I spent so much time thinking that maybe if I had been a little better, he would have stayed Maybe if I had said one kind word, or if I had changed something about myself, he would not have abused me the way he did But Cynthia Hand s story reminded me that instead of blaming ourselves for things outside of our control, we should strive to treat o [...]
Essa uma hist ria extremamente bonita Me emocionou de um jeito que nenhum outro livro YA conseguiu Senti as dores dos personagens, sofri e me importei com eles e torci at a ltima p gina para que tudo ficasse bem um livro que faz chorar sem precisar de f rmula Fala sobre fam lia, luto, perd o, culpa e quando voc vai percebendo a grandiosidade dessa hist ria, imposs vel n o se emocionar.
This is going to sound trite, I suppose, but you never know when it s going to be the last time That you hug someone That you kiss That you say goodbye This book is one of the best books I ve ever read It made me feel all these emotions and I realized so much when I was reading this book I usually just read books for pleasure but this book has changed me and it s going to take me a while to forget The best books are the ones that you think about days after you ve finished reading it This book ph [...]
So heartbreaking Be prepared to cry And cry And then cry some .Lexie s brother, Ty, committed suicide at age 16 A popular, basketball star, with tons of friends and yet decided to end it in only his junior year of high school And she feels horrible guilt Why did he do it And why didn t she see the signs Why didn t she talk to him Why couldn t she help him Should she blame her dad for leaving them His ex girlfriend Life doesn t have simple answers though.Lexie pushes her friends away Like you wou [...]
Termino esse livro de uma forma que eu n o imaginava estar Chorando.Assim, eu j sabia que era um YA contempor neo sobre uma menina que teve um irm o que acabou de se suicidar, ent o eu j sabia que seria triste No in cio eu estava at um pouco impaciente, porque a grande maioria de livros YA contempor neo giram sempre em torno de uma trag dia e de como o personagem principal tira grandes conclus es sobre a vida.Isso acontece nesse livro Sim MasA cada p gina que ia se passando a autora descrevia a [...]
We start off with Lex who is dealing with the death of her brother Tyler who committed suicide She s struggling to get her life back Before it happened This is a journey that will test her and will reveal the truths to what happened on that fateful night A story about loss, love and having the ability to move on from something that will forever change you.Lex s struggles and heartache and even hallucinations of Tyler were heart wrenching to read I could easily slip into her mindset and stay ther [...]
New Year s Readathon 2.0 Read a standaloneIf you re going to read this book, you better grab a box of tissues I shed some tears and my emotions are all over it It s such a beautiful, captivating and heartbreakingstory I m instantly hooked with it Lexie s younger brother, Tyler, took his own life His untimely death hit her so hard and had a difficult time of moving on She was depressed, shuts out everyone around her, and there are times she feels and sees Ty s presence She starts seeing a therapi [...]
I will read anything Cynthia Hand writes.
Enter to win an ARC of The Last Time We Say Goodbye US Only Ends 2 19 2015 Time passes That s the rule No matter what happens, no matter how much it might feel like everything in your life has frozen around one particular moment, time marches on Lexie is an unexceptionally smart student with big dreams of going to MIT She has a boyfriend who loves her and a group of friends she can depend on But that was life seven weeks ago Now Her grades are slipping, she s broke up with her boyfriend and she [...]
This Book heart eyes This story is absolutely heartbreaking As an older sister, I ve always been overprotective of my little sister, because I feel responsible of her and it seems like I should be the one protecting her and making sure she s happy Because of that, I could try to imagine what Lex must be feeling and it was already too much for me to bear Her situation is awful, just like her mother s, and I started this book already saddened by its story This story focuses on Lex s grief and how [...]
I am not sure if I am wasting everyone s time by writing this review because in all honesty I know that I won t encompass what Hand was able to do this with novel, but I will try Lex s brother, Ty, has killed himself He was sixteen years old Looking back of course there were signs but Lex thought he was getting better And there is something that happened the night Ty died She hasn t admitted to anyone about it, and her guilt claws at her Lex yearns for some sort of normalcy and not the pitying g [...]
4,5 starsHow the hell did I not realize the connection between the cover and the story sooner Shame on me.I really enjoyed reading this book.The characters were actually really interesting and I loved the bittersweet ending.I see that some readers found Lex to be rude and annoying and I m really sad that people think of her like that because I thought that she is a great and a very realistic character.I felt her pain and her guilt.And that scene with her mom you know which one I m talking about [...]