The Things You Kiss Goodbye

Hardcover | June 24, 2014

byLeslie Connor

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Fans of Sarah Dessen will love this heartbreaking story about family, loss, and the joys and disappointments of first love.

Bettina Vasilis can hardly believe it when star basketball player Brady Cullen convinces her strict father to let them date. That summer, Bettina falls in love with Brady and the freedom that comes along with him. But when school starts up again, Brady unexpectedly changes for the worse. Unable to give up on her first love just yet, she finds herself trapped in an abusive relationship.

Then she meets "Cowboy," a smoldering older guy and the last guy her father would approve. Yet he is everything Brady is not—gentle, caring, and interested in getting to know the real Bettina. When tragedy strikes, Bettina must tell her family the truth—and kiss goodbye the things she thought she knew about herself and the men in her life.

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Fans of Sarah Dessen will love this heartbreaking story about family, loss, and the joys and disappointments of first love.Bettina Vasilis can hardly believe it when star basketball player Brady Cullen convinces her strict father to let them date. That summer, Bettina falls in love with Brady and the freedom that comes along with him. ...

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Bettina Vasilis can hardly believe it when basketball star Brady Cullen asks her out, and she just about faints when her strict father actually approves of him. Over the course of the summer, Bettina falls in love with Brady . . . and with the new freedom that comes along with him.But when school starts up again, Brady changes. What ha...

Leslie Connor is the author of several award-winning books for children, includingWaiting for Normal, winner of the ALA Schneider Family Book Award,Crunch,Miss Bridie Chose a Shovel, andDead on Town Line, a young adult novel in verse. She lives with her family in Connecticut.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.17 inPublished:June 24, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060890916

ISBN - 13:9780060890919

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“A well told & intricate story with a refreshingly authentic teen voice.”