Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between

May 21, 2017

Author: Jennifer E. Smith.


On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan have only one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night leads them to family and friends, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever? (Published summary.)

Content Review:

Sexual Content: Light kissing. “They’d waited more than a year, until they were both ready. And then one night, […] it had happened right here on this couch.” Characters “end up tangled together” – they’re engaging in sex, but it’s no more explicit then that.

Language: 6 scatological terms, 3 hell

Violence: Two boys fistfight, and a nearby girl gets accidentally hit in the eye.

Other: Some under-age drinking.

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