It Started with Goodbye, Christina June
Netgalley copy in exchange for an honest review.
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.
I have a new favourite, and soon you’ll have one too!
If you love fairytales, give this Cinderella retelling a try and you won’t regret it.
This book was everything, the perfect combination of great writing style, strong and loveable characters and great plot.
I enjoyed reading Tatum’s story, and her voice was young and endearing from the beginning. She was a very realistic and vibrant character, and she managed to make the whole story charming and fascinating, despite the somehow heavy subject it started with.
The plot was adorable, it read very easily, I think this book will be perfect for Spring and Summer and I already want to read it again!
I loved, loved, loved it !