Carver Briggs never thought a simple text would cause a fatal crash, killing his three best friends, Mars, Eli, and Blake. But now Carver can t stop blaming himself for the accident and even worse, a powerful judge is pressuring the district attorney to open up a criminal investigation.
Luckily, Carver has some unexpected allies: Eli s girlfriend, the only person to stand by him at school; Dr. Mendez, his new therapist; and Blake s grandmother, who asks Carver to spend a goodbye day together to share their memories and say a proper farewell.
Soon the other families are asking for their own goodbye day with Carver but he s unsure of their motives. Will they all be able to make peace with their losses, or will these Goodbye Days bring Carver one step closer to a complete breakdown or even worse prison?
One of the most stunningly heartfelt, lump-in-your-throat novels I ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Hold on to your heart: this book will wreck you, fix you, and most definitely change you.
Becky Albertalli, author of Morris Award winner "Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
" Tender, honest, moving, and lyrical. His characters live and breathe.Ahh, lucky me. Lucky us. Zentner is the real thing. " "Benjamin Alire Saenz, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and Printz Honor Winner
"From the Hardcover edition.""