GOODBYE, PERFECT – Sara Barnard

5/5

Another fantastic novel from Sara Barnard that looks at the dynamics of friendship and relationships.

I knew that I was going to love this book for a few reasons; it’s about a teacher/pupil relationship and they’re always set to be a decent contemporary novel (they’re just a bit grittier than a fluffy romance!), it’s about friendship and it’s by Sara Barnard. Her second book A Quiet Kind of Thunder was my top YA book in 2017, Beautiful Broken Things was one of my favourite reads the year before, and Goodbye, Perfect is set to be one of my top reads of 2018.

The book progresses at a decent pace as Bonnie goes missing with her teacher, leaving her confused best friend Eden behind. The story then deals with the strain upon their friendship that this relationship causes, as well as tackling the difficult subject of first love and forbidden love. It’s a very thought provoking book, naturally.

Overall, I really recommend this book – I couldn’t put it down and it really got me out of a reading slump! It’s got just enough drama in it to keep it exciting whilst still being believable and you really get absorbed into the lives of the characters who are very well developed and interesting in their own rights. I can’t wait to see what Barnard has in store for us next!

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