Review: Goodbye, Good Girl by Renee Blossom


Title: Goodbye, Good Girl
Author: Renee Blossom
Date: October 3rd 2017
Pages: 316
Publisher: Revolve

Goodbye, Good Girl by Renee Blossom is a Young Adult contemporary book. The protagonist is Kandace, an eighteen-year-old girl who has been taking care of her family for years since her father is always away. But when a man visits her at home to know where​ her father is, and her mother ends up in the hospital, the only thing Kandace can do is set off find her father.

It’s hard when you don’t enjoy a book. I felt the characters flat and the plot missed some chunks of story.

A series of things made me dislike Goodbye, Good Girl, for example when the protagonist thought of herself as a sex object after seeing another girl dance in a seductive way, or when she idealised the rich’s perfect girlfriend, someone who should speak only if spoken to and has to do what her boyfriend tells her.

My main problem​ with the novel is that it can give the wrong message. Plus, I thought I would find the story more interesting, but I couldn’t even connect with the protagonist.

The novel disappointed me. And I admit I wanted to stop reading the book, however I finished it feeling that the book needed more introspection into the characters and more reality added to the story.

The writing style was fine, but since I couldn’t engage with the story, I give Goodbye, Good Girl 2 out of 5 stars.



About the author

I’ve been a writer, dreamer and story teller in some form all my life. I’m a parent to three wonderful rascals of time and attention. A homeschooler. A professional. A cook. Coffee always. Sleep little. Read as often as I can. Lives in Phoenix.


4 thoughts on “Review: Goodbye, Good Girl by Renee Blossom

  1. Great review! I’ve seen this book around – on Netgalley and on Twitter – and I was really interested in seeing some reviews. To be honest, I didn’t think it was really my cup of tea, but that cover looks interesting. Sorry it didn’t work out for you, hopefully your next read will turn out better!

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