Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers (#QP2020) Nominees Round Up, May 21 Edition

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Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard
Simon Pulse
January 29, 2019
ISBN: 978-1534402447

Eden McKinley wakes up one morning to find out that her best friend Bonnie has run away with their music teacher, Mr. Cohn. Eden hides her newfound knowledge from her parents and the police, who come pounding on her door to provide answers. Eden secretly continues texting Bonnie while the police search for her, trying to learn as much as she can about the illicit relationship her best friend hid from her for a year. She confronts the reality of what she thought was the “perfect” life of her friend. Ultimately she is faced with betraying her friend’s trust or doing what she knows to be the morally right thing to do and revealing her knowledge of Bonnie’s whereabouts to the police.

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