The students at Lizzie’s high school are notoriously terrible at breakups. Forget awkward conversations — they’re dumping each other via text.
Inspired by the terrible breakups around her, sixteen-year-old Lizzie, strapped for cash and itching to go on the school’s band trip to NYC, teams up with her best friend, Willa, to create a genius business: personalized gift baskets — breakup baskets — sent from dumper to dumpee. The Goodbye Girls operate in secret, and business is booming. But it’s not long before someone begins sabotaging the fledgling company, sending impossibly cruel baskets to seemingly random targets, undermining everything Lizzie and Willa have built and jeopardizing their anonymity. Soon family, friendship, and a budding romance are on the line. Will Lizzie end up saying goodbye to the business for good?
A fun, quirky YA novel from Ann Connor Brimer Award–winning author Lisa Harrington (Live to Tell), The Goodbye Girls takes a frank and funny look at breakup culture and entrepreneurship gone oh-so-wrong.
Lisa Harrington, author
Lisa Harrington's novels include Twisted, shortlisted for the Canadian Library Association's YA Book of the year, Live to Tell, winner of the White Pine, Ann Connor Brimer, and SYRCA Snow Willow Awards, and Rattled, published in 2010 to critical praise. Her work has also appeared in A Maritime Christmas. Lisa lives in Halifax with her family and puppy, Hermione. Visit Lisa online at lisaharrington.ca.
- There is a lot to like about "The Goodbye Girls". It’s topical, doesn’t take any easy outs, and it’s a fast, unsentimental read — whether you’re in high school or just remember it well. - Quill & Quire
Rights Holder: Nimbus Publishing Ltd.
rights sold: Canada
rights available: World
age range: 13 and up
number of pages: 256
publication date: 04/26/2018
Original language of pub: English
Materials Available: finished book