Goodbye Days ARC Tour

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5 stars!!!

I was so excited to participate in my first ARC tour for this ARC of Goodbye Days. Thank you Stefani from Caught Read Handed for hosting this tour.  Jeff Zentner’s first book The Serpent King was so good that I knew Goodbye Days was bound to be just as amazing. I was not disappointed.  Mr. Zentner is 2 for 2!

Goodbye Days was a gut wrenching, heart breaking, book that somehow leaves  you with hope.  Carver’s three best friends are killed in a car accident on the way to pick him up from work.  Carver blames himself because he had texted them while they were on the way to get him.  Not only does he blame himself, others in the community including some of the parents of the dead boys, blame him as well.  Carver is also haunted by the fact that he didn’t get to tell his best friends goodbye, so he decides to hold goodbye days for each of his friends. He invites members of the family of each of his friends to participate. The goodbye days are spent doing some of their favorite things, eating their favorite foods, sharing memories, and hanging out at their favorite spots.  These were my favorite parts of the book.  Reading about each of the boys and their unique talents and qualities was so hard to read.  In all of the goodbye days, Carver learned something new about his friends, and the parents learned more about their son.  This book explores the deep and unbreakable bond of friendship, how important love and support from family is, and the healing power of forgiving others as well as yourself.

This book publishes March 7

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5 thoughts on “Goodbye Days ARC Tour

  1. La La in the Library says:

    Were the post-it tabs from everyone? It would be cool seeing the things that caught other people’s attention. This is a totally fresh storyline. I am really excited to read it. If I love this one (which I probably will), too, I will have to start buying his books in hardcover for a shelf collection, ha ha. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :).

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  2. Greg Hill says:

    Wow, sounds very powerful. I tend to avoid reads like this but only because I tend to read for escapism but this one I kinda want to read- I LOVE the idea of it, sharing the boys’ interests and favorite things. I’ve heard good things about the authors first book too so sounds like he is on a roll!

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