The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand (ARC Review)

the last time we say goodbye

Title: The Last Time We Say Goodbye
Author: Cynthia Hand
Publication Date: February 10th 2015 by HarperTeen
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There’s death all around us.
We just don’t pay attention.
Until we do.

The last time Lex was happy, it was before. When she had a family that was whole. A boyfriend she loved. Friends who didn’t look at her like she might break down at any moment.

Now she’s just the girl whose brother killed himself. And it feels like that’s all she’ll ever be.

As Lex starts to put her life back together, she tries to block out what happened the night Tyler died. But there’s a secret she hasn’t told anyone-a text Tyler sent, that could have changed everything.

Lex’s brother is gone. But Lex is about to discover that a ghost doesn’t have to be real to keep you from moving on.

From New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand, The Last Time We Say Goodbye is a gorgeous and heart-wrenching story of love, loss, and letting go.


Aaaaaahh!! This book! I love how it made me feel everytime I fire up my app to read it. It speaks of everything with emotions, and I love each and every emotion it made me feel while I’m reading it.

I’ve read a few books that deals with suicides or deaths and most of them really made me wonder about the things that go through peoples’ minds especially when they’re feeling down. I’ve also dealt with a few people with problems that almost made them think of ending their lives. It’s not easy at all, especially if you’re not with them in person. I always bring myself to listen to other’s problems and try to give them advice that will make them feel better. It might actually be my trademark among my friends as they always run to me if they need advices. It actually makes me feel better as well.

“I was too afraid of dying. Of the blackness. Of ceasing to exist.”

This one book just knew how to make its way easily to my heart. It hit the right spots and I was easily enticed with the storyline. I love the fact that it didn’t deal much with romance, although the main point might be love and acceptance but the focal point of the values were about family, which was really amazing. It also dealt with loss and finding oneself, coming back stronger and better in times of grief.

I did relate to Lex. I loved how well her character was written. I could feel her emotions easily which really made it easy for me to read the book.

“The people we love are never truly gone.”

It also made me realize how important it is to appreciate every single thing in life, because life is indeed short. This book is definitely one of the best books I’ve read out there.



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A 22 year old bibliophile from the outskirts of Manila, who loves reading books for passion.

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  1. This review is everything! Absolutely well-written. Now you make me want to read The Last Time We Say Goodbye much more! I have only read one book that deals with suicide and I loved it. Looking forward to read this book soon. Thanks for the wonderful review, Inah!
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