Mar 20, 2011

Sad sweet

Hello, Goodbye was a sweet and sad read.  The novel follows a family on their last vacation as a whole because the mother has terminal cancer.  The story follows the three of them as well as the friends invited to join them for a few days at a resort.  I think it's pretty beautifully done - switching viewpoints between the mother, the father, and the eighteen year old daughter.  There's a few spots where it feels like the novel is trying too hard (a scene involving makeup made me groan), but overall it's lovely.

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