What if your father was the slightly kinder, gentler, and less profane version of Gordon Ramsey? What if your mom left an unhappy marriage and became the pampered wife of a Big-10 basketball coach? What if you’d moved nearly half a dozen times in the past two years and created a new identity for yourself, with the help of the nickname-friendly middle name of Elizabeth, (Eliza, Lizbet, Beth, Liz ) each time?
Thanks to the perfect storm produced by the above, Mclean Sweet, the protagonist in Sarah Dessen’s latest novel, What Happened to Goodbye, is a teenage chameleon. Click here to read the rest of my review on Blogher Book Club.