Goodbye Rebel Blue - YA Review by Claire W.

Reader: Claire W.
Age: 12
Title: Goodbye Rebel Blue
Author: Shelley Coriell
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pub Date: 10/01/13
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: The book starts off in detention, not the best place to start, because it is kinda boring. But I felt it would be able to make it up later on in the book. In detention, they have to make a bucket list and well, I felt it was kinda pointless, but the main character, Rebel, is forced to talk to this girl, Kennedy, who is in detention for the first time and is a bit jittery. Rebel is quite rude and mean to her as Kennedy says goodbye after detention, but it doesn't seem to bother her one bit. The next day Rebel finds out the Kennedy was killed in a single car accident. She starts to believe that it was her fault, because she was so rude and mean to Kennedy. Rebel decides that it is her responsibility to complete Kennedy's bucket list. Kennedy is involved in everything and anything and her bucket list is fairly long and has some almost impossible tasks that Rebel needs money and support for, that she just doesn't have.
Memorable or Forgettable:  I liked that Rebel's bucket list was also in the book, but I thought her bucket list made her look stupid and oblivious.
Cover: I picked it up because I thought Rebel's hair looked really cool and thought the book would be great.
Age Range: 12 through 15
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Additional Comments: I thought the book may be a little over my age range in topic but it was perfect.

tags: contemporary fiction / realistic fiction / death / ya lit

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