Author: A.J. Matthews
Publication Date: 07/01/14
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Blurb Description: Europe? Nope. Mexico? Nope. Key West?
Not me. This summer, I'm playing nursemaid to my sister. Yeah, I know. Relatively good looking twenty-two-year-olds don't spend the summer bedside in the cancer ward, but that's the plan - until my sister threatens me with bodily harm unless I get on the plane.
That's when I met him. He likes me. Really likes me. But more than that, he loves my boobs -- like can't get enough. I have no idea how to tell him that they'll be gone soon. Courtesy of a preventative double mastectomy. Yep. That's what testing positive for the breast cancer gene mutation will do to a girl.
But don't feel sorry for me. I'm enjoying him, holding on until the last possible minute, while I muster up the strength to tell him, and watch him walk away.
Can I just start by saying- I LOVE the cover! It’s just super pretty- I know, I know, don’t judge a book be its cover and all but it’s just one of my flaws!
The synopsis, I must say, put me a little off. The first time you read it, you think that the narrator and the guy she meets are total *excuse my language* asses. Which is why I was so pleasantly surprised when the characters in the book were NOTHING like them!
Thea was strong, funny, pretty and most of all, realistic. I loved the way she was shown as someone headstrong, with her weak moments, brave but scared- everything, really, that made me like her!
Shay, on the other hand, was simply BRILLIANT! He is sweet, smart and drool worthy! Moreover, he’s a ‘good’ guy. I’ve read loads on the bad boy that falls for the one girl with a) the tortured past or b) the innocent girl but Shay was different. SO, so, brilliantly different!
While I was expecting something mediocre (think blurb once again) I got something spectacular. Goodbye to You was such a hard book to out down. I loved the way the author handled preventive cancer measures, and what losing your breasts really means.
For all the TFIOS fans- and even for those who aren’t!
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