Sixteen-year-old Tatum Elsea is bracing for the worst summer of her life. After being falsely accused of a crime, she’s stuck under stepmother-imposed house arrest and her BFF’s gone ghost. Tatum fills her newfound free time with community service by day and working at her covert graphic design business at night (which includes trading emails with a cute cello-playing client).
When Tatum discovers she’s not the only one in the house keeping secrets, she finds she has the chance to make amends with her family and friends. Equipped with a new perspective, and assisted by her feisty step-abuela/fairy-godmother, Tatum is ready to start fresh and maybe even get her happy ending along the way.
A modern play on the Cinderella story arc, IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE shows us that sometimes going after what you want means breaking the rules.
This book is a contemporary retelling of Cinderella. It’s a very quick read, and very fast paced.
The characters are very three dimensional and feel like very real people you would want to be friends with. The plot is realistic and the conflicts are easily relatable.
It will make you laugh but it will also make you think about your own life.
*I received this book free in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Five Hearts
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