Title: Goodbye, Good Girl
Author: Renee Blossom
Date: October 3rd 2017
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.