Sunday, December 10, 2017

Book Review: It Started with Goodbye by Christina June

Publish Date: May 9, 2017
272 Pages [Kindle edition]
Published by Blink

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. Tatum fills her newfound free time with community service by day and working at her covert graphic design business at night (which includes trading emails with a cute cello-playing client). When Tatum discovers she’s not the only one in the house keeping secrets, she finds she has the chance to make amends with her family and friends. Equipped with a new perspective, and assisted by her feisty step-abuela-slash-fairy-godmother, Tatum is ready to start fresh and maybe even get her happy ending along the way.

A modern play on the Cinderella story arc, Christina June’s IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE shows us that sometimes going after what you want means breaking the rules.

My Thoughts:
I was gifted an ebook copy via NetGalley.
I am totally in love with this adorable, fluffy Cinderella retelling. I like that it had little twists and turns that were Cinderella-esque, but it didn't turn out completely like the story other than the Happily Ever After. I really loved all the characters and I love the growth of each of them in the story. It was just the sort of contemporary I needed in the hustle and bustle of the holiday time (although it would be great as an end of the summer read like when the story takes place).

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