Latest Read: Say Goodnight, Gracie

Here are the basics ...
Book: Say Goodnight, Gracie
Author: Julie Reece Deaver
Category: Young Adult

Summary: Morgan and Jimmy have been best friends forever. They do everything together--from cutting high school to go into the city to coaching each other at dance auditions and acting workshops. They even argue well. So how could life be so right and then be so wrong? After a terrible accident, Morgan suddenly has to face life alone. Without Jimmy around, though, it's like the best part of her has died. How could he do this to her? And why is love so hard? (Adapted from

My thoughts…
The good: I was probably 12 or 13 the first time I read this book.  It was one of the more mature young adult books I had ever read back then and I remember it having this profound effect on me.  Then I forgot about it.. until recently.  I don't even know why but I kept thinking about this book all of a sudden so I decided to re-read it. And wow, within a few pages I was laughing and smiling and seeing these two best friends - Morgan and Jimmy - SO clearly in my mind. I could picture their affection and the comfortable-ness that comes with years and years of friendship.  Then I kept waiting for the inevitable tragedy to strike and it is just so heartbreaking.  It's hard not to give anything away but the beauty of this book is in its simplicity and the way it just pulls you in like you're feeling everything with these characters.  

The bad:
No critiques here. 

Do I recommend?:
 I do! It was nice to go back and read a book that meant something to me when I was younger and be reminded why I felt the way I did. So, if you want a book that will make you laugh and cry, I would recommend picking this up. 

Happy reading! 

PS.  The book is pretty old and not available via Nook/Kindle.. so if you want to read it, you'll have to buy it the old-fashioned way :) 

1 comment

  1. Ooh, this sounds lovely. And sad. But mostly lovely. I love books about friendships.


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