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It Started with Goodbye

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In this YA novel from author Christina June, Tatum Elsea’s summer is off to a rough start, but neither strict stepmothers nor community service will keep her from chasing her dreams—especially when those dreams involve starting a graphic design business and getting a first date with a smart and funny musician who may be her Prince Charming.
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“You won’t be able to put this book down.” Miranda Kenneally, bestselling author

Sixteen-year-old Tatum Elsea is bracing for the worst summer of her life. After being falsely accused of a crime, she’s stuck under stepmother-imposed house arrest, and her BFF’s gone ghost. With a criminal fine to pay off and no way to get a job, Tatum starts a covert freelance design business online, and is soon trading emails with a cute cello-playing client. If Tatum is reading his messages right, her virtual Prince Charming is funny, smart, and talented—and he seems to think the same about her. Too bad he’s spending his summer across the ocean …

But sometimes, going after what you want means breaking a few rules. Equipped with a new perspective, and assisted by her feisty step-abuela, Tatum is ready to start fresh and maybe even get her happy ending along the way.

Christina June’s It Started with Goodbye will appeal to fans of Sarah Dessen, Stephanie Perkins, and Jennifer E. Smith.

“A … contemporary coming-of-age novel loosely based on ‘Cinderella,’ this book is suitable for teens who enjoyed Meg Cabot's The Princess Diaries.” ―School Library Journal

“The romance is sigh-worthy!” ―RT Book Reviews

Contributor(s) Christina June
About the Contributor(s) Christina June

Christina June writes young adult contemporary fiction when she’s not writing college recommendation letters during her day job as a school counselor. She loves the little moments in life that help someone discover who they’re meant to become—whether it’s her students or her characters. Christina is a voracious reader, loves to travel, eats too many cupcakes, and hopes to one day be bicoastal—the east coast of the US and the east coast of Scotland. She lives just outside Washington, D.C., with her husband and daughter.

UPC 025986758660
ISBN-10 0310758661
ISBN-13 9780310758662
Publish Date May 9, 2017
Weight (lbs) 0.6500
Height 8.40
Width 5.50
Length 272
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Blink
Price $12.99
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Jalynn
Overall Rating
This story to me does not match the cover. I know a lot of people will read a book if the cover seems pretty or exciting. This story is a more modern take on the story of Cinderella--the fairy tale. I really enjoyed many of the dialogue that Tatum the main character has with the reader. Poor Tatum, I felt bad for her from the start. She seems like she keeps getting the raw end of the deal at every turn. It wasn't too long before Tatum's story started looking up.

Tatum's story seemed like a pretty normal story for teens these days, but It seemed like a forced type of story because many fox trails that the author sends you down have a hard time connecting. I enjoyed meeting the lead character but I would of been a little more resolute with my way of thinking if things evened out a little bit better. Story line was a good one and it was a nice, quick read!


**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own. (Posted on 5/11/2017)

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