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. If Tatum is reading his emails right, her virtual Prince Charming is funny, smart, and talented—and he seems to think the same about her. Too bad he’s spending his summer across the ocean in Ireland…not that Tatum would be allowed to go on a date anyway.
But over the course of the summer, Tatum will learn that sometimes going after what you want means breaking all the rules. And 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-slash-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, Christina June’s IT STARTED WITH GOODBYE will appeal to fans of Sarah Dessen, Stephanie Perkins, and Jennifer E. Smith.
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What I think
The way the book started it was a little bit slow and I wasn't going to keep reading but after the first chapter it kick up a gear and then I couldn't put it down.
I don't know why I have a soft spot for Teen romances but I do this story was well written and stuck to the main characters point of view which I am so glad it wasn't changing from one character to another, as a lot of teen romance books are.
Tatum went to an art showcase at Tilly's school, the school Tatum should have got into two years prior but didn't. She had no choose to go as something she was involved in with Ash and her boyfriend went wrong and made the law come into it.
But instead of sooking at home Tatum made the most of it and used her gift with Art design to start an Art design business and to made some swag so she could drop some off at the showcase, two birds one stone. That is where Tatum and SK met with SK needing Tatum's help to make a profile for him. That is where I am going to leave it, this book is really good and you should have read you won't regret it.