#BookReview: Good Riddance by Whitney Fay & Collin Parker

Reviewer: Samantha

I received a review copy

good riddanceSummary:

When Chloe Patrick, the diva/terrorist-in-chief of her high school, meets her untimely demise while hanging Christmas decorations outside her Ohio house, her plans for the Class of 99’s 15-year reunion subsequently land in the laps of best friends Maggie and Rachel. Maggie Dolan is the over-achieving, gung-ho former class president who still lives a mile from the high school. Rachel Atkinson has spent the past fifteen years distancing herself from everything about her teenage life, including the small town she deserted without ever looking back. Told in parallel storylines—one taking place in the glorious 1990s of Backstreet Boys, Varsity Blues, and scrunchies; the other in present day— Good Riddance uses humor and heart to remind us all about the power of friendship, the lure of lost love, and hell of high school. And that sometimes you actually can go home again (even when it’s the last thing you want to do).


This book had me from page one! I thought the premise was kind of hysterical when it came to Chloe’s demise and the whole reason for Rachel and Maggie having to come together, and the flashbacks from the ‘90s had me feeling totally nostalgic. I loved the song lyrics, the remembrance of fantastic movies such as Cruel Intentions and of course, scrunchies. Such a clever novel wrapped up in a super cute cover, and filled with heart-warming moments, laugh out loud scenes, and some nice romance between the pages.

4.5 stars

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