Before Goodbye

Before Goodbye By Mimi Cross, Before Goodbye Music means than anything to high school student Cate Reese it s also what unites her with Cal Woods Devoted classical guitar players Cate and Cal are childhood friends newly smitten by love until a
  • Title: Before Goodbye
  • Author: Mimi Cross
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  • Before Goodbye By Mimi Cross, Music means than anything to high school student Cate Reese it s also what unites her with Cal Woods Devoted classical guitar players, Cate and Cal are childhood friends newly smitten by love until a devastating car accident rips Cal out of Cate s life forever Blaming herself for the horrific tragedy and struggling to surface from her despair, Cate spirals downhillMusic means than anything to high school student Cate Reese it s also what unites her with Cal Woods Devoted classical guitar players, Cate and Cal are childhood friends newly smitten by love until a devastating car accident rips Cal out of Cate s life forever Blaming herself for the horrific tragedy and struggling to surface from her despair, Cate spirals downhill in a desperate attempt to ease her pain.Fellow student David Bennet might look like the school s golden boy, but underneath the surface the popular athlete battles demons of his own Racked with survivor s guilt after his brother s suicide, things get worse when tragedy darkens his world again but connecting with Cate, his sister s longtime babysitter, starts bringing the light back in.As Cate and David grow closer, the two shattered teenagers learn to examine the pieces of their lives and, together, find a way to be whole again.
    Before Goodbye By Mimi Cross, Before Goodbye eBook Mimi Cross Kindle Store Dec , In Before Goodbye, she shares that music in the written word through Cate, and it is just as affecting and heart wrenching as you d imagine When I finished reading Before Goodbye, I let out the breath I seemed to have been holding for four hundred pages This book is a journey, tense but riveting, tragic yet hopeful, Before Goodbye by Mimi Cross Before Goodbye by Mimi Cross is a new young adult novel about music, romance, and grief induced addiction it will cross over well to an adult audience After her musical muse dies in a car crash, Cate can no longer play the classical guitar This year old sopho seeks escape in Before Goodbye Audible Audio Edition Mimi Before Goodbye Audible Audiobook Unabridged Mimi Cross Author , Lauren Ezzo Narrator , Mark Schenfisch Narrator , Brilliance Audio Publisher . out of stars customer reviews before goodbye Before I Say Goodbye An absolutely gripping and emotional read that will have you hooked by Tracy Buchanan . out of stars Kindle . Free with Kindle Unlimited membership Or . to buy The Girl Who Said Goodbye A Memoir of a Khmer Rouge Survivor by Heather Before Goodbye YouTube Dec , Goodbyes can be painful But what makes goodbyes even painful is when we are not ready for the leaving or letting go The goodness of the goodbye comes down to what we do with the time before Britney Spears Before The Goodbye Britney YouTube Feb , Before the goodbye goodbye You re leaving I m waiting Forgive me I m always missing you Before the goodbye I Feel It Already Forgive me I m always missing you Before the goodbye You re leaving I Before I Say Goodbye TV Movie Feb , When a computer program, Echelon, takes over America s computer systems it gains the potential to manipulate the weather Now two robots, Adam and Cain, fight to gain control of Echelon before its too late. Deana Carter Before We Ever Heard Goodbye YouTube Dec , videos Play all Mix Deana Carter Before We Ever Heard Goodbye YouTube Deana Carter That s How You Know It s Love Duration rockpops good music , views Mary Higgins Clark Before I Say GoodBye YouTube Sep , Nell Cauliffe is a successful magazine writer with a blossoming political career However, her world is torn apart when her husband, Adam, is killed by a massive explosion aboard his boat The
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    1. Mimi Cross

      Mimi Cross is an author, songwriter, and singer She received a Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College and an MA from NYU She is a performer, a music educator, and worked briefly in the music industry Mimi is also a certified Kripalu yoga instructor and the creator of Body of Writing, a practice that adds an additional dimension to the mind body spirit discipline of yoga story During the course of her musical career, Mimi has shared the bill with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, and Sting Her YA novels Before Goodbye and Shining Sea were published by Skyscape in 2016 She lives with her young son in New Jersey, across the street from the beach Find her on twitter mimicross or visit mimicross.

    246 thoughts on “Before Goodbye”

    1. MY BLOG Melissa Martin s Reading ListThis is my first kindle first pick of the month book and I thought this book sounded really good I loved how the author wrote a lot of the book almost like poetry I did think the book was a bit long for me and I love big books, but in this case I don t think it was needed Cate and Cal play classical guitars together, Cate is in love with Cal, or so she thinks Then one night there is a fateful car crash where Cal dies This is not a spoiler, it s on the book de [...]


    2. 2.5 stars Source I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read to review basis Thanks to Publishing and NetGalley This wasn t a bad book, but it was long, and I lost interest.We had two main characters in this book Cate dealing with her boyfriend s death, and David who was dealing with his brother s suicide, but to be honest I didn t really connect with them or feel anything for them at all.The storyline in this was basically about Cate and David s lives, and I just lost interest, I [...]


    3. 1.5 StarsOverall Opinion I finished this and questioned what the heck I just read It was all over the place The author obviously knows her music, because at times it was so focused on the music aspects that I felt lost or bored The h and H were in love , but I didn t get it at all The little bit of interaction that we experienced with them was cute, but I felt like we got interaction between the h and Cal or even Dale the musician she meets later in the book I didn t feel any connection with th [...]


    4. Grade DAfter Cate s longtime friend and new possible love interest dies in a car accident she blames herself and turns to drugs Even though David s brother committed suicide years ago, he still blames himself A former athlete, he never expects to fall for his little sister s babysitter, Cate, a classical guitarist Does this unlikely couple have a chance A writer once told me, you write your first draft for yourself, the rest you write with the reader in mind I don t think debut author Mimi Cross [...]


    5. Beautifully writtenThere is music and poetry in the writing The drama and angst and deep thoughts of teenage discovery The crippling emotion of terrible trauma Fans of Katie McGarry and Abbi Glines will love this It is the book If I Stay and Where She Went were hyped to be.


    6. Well, I tried for sixteen days sixteen days and I can t bring myself to get back to this book when I ve only finished roughly a quarter of it The characters are lackluster and the narrative has so much going on first love, deadly car crash, suicide, child abuse, rape, survivor s guilt, and even than that that it can t give the full attention necessary to any of those issues Some teens do have to deal with all these things at once, but books that work well and touch people typically go for the [...]


    7. I ve never been in love with a young adult reluctant romance story as Before Goodbye I read it in a 12 hour binge even with numerous canine interruptions I had a specific girl in mind when I read the story and not the one on the cover mine was very edgy lol Read this book and fall in love all over again


    8. Before Goodbye by Mimi Cross is a new young adult novel about music, romance, and grief induced addiction it will cross over well to an adult audience After her musical muse dies in a car crash, Cate can no longer play the classical guitar This 16 year old sopho seeks escape in the foggy stupor of Ketamine David, an 18 year old wounded athlete, uses sex like a drug to forget the pain of his brother s suicide These two troubled teens from dysfunctional families bond over their love of indie music [...]


    9. I am so glad I chose this as my Kindle First book this month Not only did I get to read a great book, I also got to know an intriguing new author I cannot wait to see what else Mimi Cross will do in the writing world.I had a hard time deciding on 4 or 5 stars This story is perfect in every way, there were just some writing points that bothered me While I found the writing beautiful and almost poetic most of the time, there were other times I felt the author was trying to hard The prose would be [...]


    10. 2.5 starsThe story was all over the place, especially with the random flashbacks that are not really identified as flashbacks Also, I really couldn t care less about either Cate or David and did not really see the supposed chemistry between them.The author tried to handle issues like sexual assault, suicide, and teenage drug use, but because she tries to cover all of them, she really doesn t do justice to any of them She even tries to have a female female relationship, but again, does not really [...]


    11. Cate Reese, high school classical musician, finds herself in love with her childhood friend, wunderkind guitarist Cal Woods Just as they both realize this new relationship, tragedy strikes and Cal is gone Popular boy, David Bennet has ghosts of his own The collision of Cate and David s lives lies at the heart of this poetically written, wrenching story Young love, drugs, regret, family dynamics.This story takes on a so much that will resonate with teen and older readers, and does it well Through [...]


    12. Not what I expectedWow So this story was a thrill ride I did not expect The writing is lovely like a painting, and the characters are real I love that we didn t not need the details of the tragic events but instead got to the emotions of the events The ann you for a great book.


    13. Reviewed for Smart Bitches, Trashy Books Yes, I m completely geeking out over getting to be a guest reviewer


    14. I m sad to see that this book has such a low average rating so far hopefully that will change upon official release I thought upon reading the blurb and checking out some initial feedback that it might be a miss for me, but as it was free through Kindle First, I really had nothing to lose by giving it a chance.It required some perseverance to make it through the first bit of the book and really get into the meat of it, but boy am I glad that I stuck it out The writing was surprisingly nuanced an [...]


    15. I somehow got home from work for the weekend with no books to read, so I pulled out the Kindle to see what was on there This book was on it, and I did NOT remember buying it, but then I saw a couple of comments that it was a Kindle book of the week from Prime, and I just re upped my Prime membership, so I guess put it there for me Kind of weird that it s a YA book Anyway, reactions It took WAY too long to read, because it kept throwing stuff into the mix First Cate loves Cal she thinks , because [...]


    16. much better than the Before I Go clone I was afraid it might beI wasn t sure I wanted to read this as the blurb sounded so much like Before I Go musician, car accident, loss, grief, huge decision making It actually isn t much like that other book at all For one thing, the story is much complicated, as there are two people struggling here, David and Cate Then, too, a big part of the story is violence and the other ways people hurt one another, about being a victim and being complicit when we cho [...]


    17. Aspiring musician and song writer Cate hopes to one day make a career of music After a summer internship in NY City shadowing the talented Cal, her musical future seems certain But when Cate loses Cal in a car accident, she blames herself and looks for a way to block out the pain of the accident And past hurts and pain as well When her own music no longer works, she enters a slippery world of drugs David Bennett jock, mover, and big brother to Cate s babysitting charge Kimmy had a bright future [...]


    18. Good Read About Difficult IssuesChoosing a First Pick of the Month is sometimes hit and miss I never really know if the book will be good It may be a genre I don t normally read There usually aren t many reviews to look at and often the authors are unfamiliar to me This month was a good pick If you re looking for a book for a young teenager, don t choose this one Some of the subject matter is too adult The main characters are high school aged with serious issues One theme that s explored is how [...]


    19. This was a fun, quick read The writing style is very reminiscent of Ellen Hopkins, an author whom I am find of If you enjoy reading about young adult romance, depression, and or music then I recommend this book for when you re in the mood for a shorter, fast read The biggest plus of this book lies in the wonderful way music and creative energy are described The way a song or words can move you or create such deep meaning that your mind trails off down exponential paths really made me connect wit [...]


    20. I read a few chapters of this book before giving up The writing is very lyrical makes sense with the subject matter pretty, but I was lost It felt like I was back in HS reading poems for class I am not a poetry buff by any means and my mind just kept wandering By chapter 3 I was just staring at the page wondering what the hell I just read There is Cate and Cal, then there is David David s chapter about his accident was very confusing I thought maybe it was a dream where his brother died He ended [...]


    21. Before Goodbye is the perfect depiction of a downward spiral to even those the highest up David, the handsome jock is still on a longterm steep trajectory to depression He hates his dad with a fierce heart for always making him believe that their family lost the wrong son But even so, he hates himself David hates that he can t stand up to his father, that he can t stand up to Rod Whitaker, and that he can t stand up to the monsters in his head Cate is sure she s in love Or maybe she s only in l [...]


    22. Mimi Cross is a musician and an writer and it really shows in this book She has wove her music into her prose with this debut book I started reading a few chapters each night when I went to bed This worked for a while, until suddenly somewhere after the first third of the book I couldn t put the book down I kept reading until my eyes were too blurry to see any of the text and then I woke up wanting to finish the book so I could go on with my life.It was cool to see that Mimi mentioned my name in [...]


    23. CatharsisNot only does this novel carry you through the emotions of young people as they was their way through some extremely heavy life dealings, it allows you to see through to the truth We all suffer Some of our suffering is brought on by not dealing with the truth of matters Some is brought on by not being able to speak up Some is brought on because we feel so overwhelmed with emotion, we cannot reach the surface to keep from drowning We see all of this, and , in, Before Goodbye.


    24. I really love long books and this one was so good, it played out like a movie in my head as I was reading It s the kind of book you can just sink into and feel like you are there I thought it was going to be an angsty read, and it is, but the book also had so many twists and turns I was expecting a quiet story about a guitar girl and grief, but instead it was a layered love story, with lots of great characters, and drama.


    25. Cross has a strong novel Cate is learning how she might love her musician friend Cal, when he is killed David is an unapproachable classmate experiencing his own hell surrounding the suicide of his brother For Cate and David, the journey is long, difficult and heart wrenching, but arriving out from under with someone by your side can be worth it.The writing in this book is strong and the story is well crafted An excellent read.


    26. Time is a horrible, misleading thing You don t know when it will come apart, when it will be up Overall, I did enjoy this book My biggest gripe is that it tackled SO many great issues, that overall it lacked a little is hard to effectively cover death, suicide, addiction, and abuse all to the full extent in only 400 pages That being said, I feel Cates coping with loss death was covered perfectly The growth of not only her character but also David s was great.


    27. I could not put BEFORE GOODBYE down I absolutely loved the way the story went between David and Cate s POVs and I loved that Mimi Cross wasn t afraid to tackle some tough subjects in this book I wasn t always happy with some of the characters choices but in general I thought that it was a really strong story Full review to come


    28. AHHHHHH It made me feel so light and fluffy and in love and it gave me butterflies but why did she need to get addicted to drugs and why did the ending have to be so weird but the David I want to know about Canada , oh my goodness Good luck understanding


    29. Musical journey through love and lossAlthough the plot is not earth shattering, the characters are realistic and relatable and it is cathartic to move through the stages of grief alongside them.


    30. Young people dealing with deathCate loses a young man she thinks she loves in a car accident David is trying to deal with a horrible accident which ended in a friend s death How can they deal with those horrific accidents and continue to grow


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