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The Compulsive Reader: Read the First Chapter of What Happened to Goodbye!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Read the First Chapter of What Happened to Goodbye!

It's been a little while since we were lucky enough to have a new Sarah Dessen book (the last one being Along for the Ride nearly two years ago), but this summer is looking sweet indeed with the release of her latest book, What Happened to Goodbye. Granted, it is going to be extra hard to wait all the way until May, but thankfully Sarah Dessen has posted an excerpt, the first chapter, of the new book online for her readers. You can click here to read it.

What was the first Sarah Dessen book you read?

9 comments:

Jayme @ Horribly Bookish said...

I love Sarah Dessen and I'm so excited about this new book. I loved the last one, but I'm pretty sure the first Sarah Dessen book I read was Keeping the Moon, which happens to be my favorite :)

Katie said...

The first Sarah Dessen book I read was That Summer. I was 15 when it was published, and I took it out of the public library. When I finished the book, I loved it so much, I wrote Sarah a letter - and to my surprise, she actually wrote back!

Since then, I have bought and read all of her books as they were released, and I think each one has been consistently better than the last. I read the excerpt of this new one, and now I'm dying for the rest of the book!

Tiffany said...

I have actually never read anything by her. I keep hearing that she's amazing, and I have several of her books on my wishlist, but it just hasn't happened yet. Which one do you suggest starting with?

Sy said...

The first book I read by Sarah Dessen was "The Truth About Forever". It's a wonderful book and my favourite so far. However, I've only read one other of her books, "This Lullaby", so I need to read more for comparison :P

Lauren said...

The Truth about Forever. It is -so- good. Since then I've read Lock and Key, Along for the Ride, and Keeping the Moon. She's one of my favorite realistic authors (coming from a fantasy reader)

Jane said...

This Lullaby was the first, and I read it in 6th grade. I loved every minute of it, and I couldn't imagine not being able to read Sarah Dessen's novels over and over through my middle school years. She's absolutely fabulous!

Jane
janestoryblog.blogspot.com

Tara said...

I own a bunch of Sarah Dessen books but have only read Just Listen, which I absolutely loved. I can't wait to read the rest that I own and all of the others she has out!

Patricia said...

The first one I read was Just Listen, and I loved it! I only wish I'd been able to read it, and her others back when I was in high school. I loved the excerpt she posted, and it'll be hard to wait until the summer, but in the meantime it's a good time to revisit some of her others. Just finished rereading The Truth About Forever.

Anonymous said...

I first read Just Listen, and I actually hated it! I think it was partly because I was half asleep when I was trying to read it, so I never really got into it. I read it a year after again, and now Just Listen is my favourite book. Ive also read all of Sarah Dessen books. Cant wait for What Happened to Goodbye!