The Last Time We Say Goodbye - Cynthia Hand

May 1- June 4

There's death all around us.
We just don't pay attention.
Until we do.

The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn't look at her like she might break down at any moment.

Now she's just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that's all she'll ever be.

As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there's a secret she hasn't told anyone-a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.

Lex's brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn't have to be real to keep you from moving on.

Review- This book was a beautiful take on a girl who has to deal with the aftermath of her brothers suicide Lex use to be happy she use to have a great boyfriend but after Ty died she had a hole in her chest she felt guilty her mom can't take Ty being dead she keeps telling Lex her life is over and then Ty appears to Lex in her dreams and kind of like a ghost . When Lex finds a letter from Ty to his ex girlfriend Ashley Lex doesn't know what to do she starts talking to Ty's friend Damien who I knew right away would be into her before Steven and Lex started dating she revived a paper flower which then we find out was from Damien so sweet but she rejects him and she worries he is going to do something to himself cause he wrote this poem and before Patrick another one of ty's friend killed himself Lex keeps seeing ty she ends up yelling at him once but in the end she gives Steven her journal to show him she got into MIT WOW and she finally got to say goodbye to Ty great book loved it .
Quotes -
“There's death all around us. Everywhere we look. 1.8 people kill themselves every second. We just don't pay attention. Until we do.”

This is going to sound trite, I suppose, but you never know when it’s going to be the last time. That you hug someone. That you kiss. That you say goodbye

People kept saying, ‘It’s going to be all right.’ That’s what they told me, over and over and over, like Don’t you worry, little girl, it will all be okay, because there’s got to be some bullshit overall rule of the universe that no matter what happens, no matter how bad it gets, everything will be all right in the end.”

“Yeah,” I murmur.

“And you know what I kept thinking? I kept thinking, That is a fucking lie. It is not going to be all right. It will never be all right, ever, ever again. So stop fucking lying to me.”


“Forgiveness is tricky, Alexis, because in the end it's more about you than it is about the person who's being forgiven.”