Before Goodbye

Before Goodbye

by Mimi Cross


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Before Goodbye 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
WanderWonder More than 1 year ago
Written with sensitivity and intelligence, this book would be wonderful for teens and young adults--this in spite of some serious issues (which are no worse than what's all over the news and television.) I, as a mother of teens, found it insightful and poignant. Some of the troubling, even alarming parts might very well help young people who must wend their ways through a dangerous and difficult world today. There was also a quiet suspense to the story as i tried to imagine what was going to happen to the characters.My interest didn't flag as the young people involved often seemed like those I know. I recommend this somewhat sad, but hopeful and sweet story.
Charlotte-in-Maine More than 1 year ago
Cate Reese, high school classical musician, finds herself in love with her childhood friend, wunderkind guitarist Cal Woods. Just as they both realize this new relationship, tragedy strikes and Cal is gone. Popular boy, David Bennet. has ghosts of his own. The collision of Cate and David's lives lies at the heart of this poetically written, wrenching story. Young love, drugs, regret, family dynamics....This story takes on a so much that will resonate with teen and older readers, and does it well. Throughout, there is MUSIC. As someone who spends every summer on the fringes of a classical music festival filled with young people, this narrative seemed oh so true to life. As a public school teacher, I cheered Cate and David's struggles to grow up and become their most authentic selves. I will be sure to place this book in the hands of my more mature readers. It is both a cautionary tale and a story of triumph. Mimi Cross can write!
StoryBoy More than 1 year ago
Happy to stumble across BEFORE GOODBYE and find David, a guy I could really relate to. This isn't just Cate's story.