Blog Tour – Six Goodbyes We Never Said


Title: Six Goodbyes We Never Said

Author: Candace Ganger

Genre: YA

Goodreads Rating: 3.94

My Rating: 4 

Source: e-book

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour! I was so excited when I got contacted about this book as it has been a while since I delved into the YA genre.

Two teens meet after tragedy and learn about love, loss, and letting go

Naima Rodriguez doesn’t want your patronizing sympathy as she grieves her father, her hero—a fallen Marine. She’ll hate you forever if you ask her to open up and remember him “as he was,” though that’s all her loving family wants her to do in order to manage her complex OCD and GAD. She’d rather everyone back the-eff off while she separates her Lucky Charms marshmallows into six, always six, Ziploc bags, while she avoids friends and people and living the life her father so desperately wanted for her.

Dew respectfully requests a little more time to process the sudden loss of his parents. It’s causing an avalanche of secret anxieties, so he counts on his trusty voice recorder to convey the things he can’t otherwise say aloud. He could really use a friend to navigate a life swimming with pain and loss and all the lovely moments in between. And then he meets Naima and everything’s changed—just not in the way he, or she, expects.

Candace Ganger’s Six Goodbyes We Never Said is no love story. If you ask Naima, it’s not even a like story. But it is a story about love and fear and how sometimes you need a little help to be brave enough to say goodbye. 

About the Author:

Candace Ganger is the author of Six Goodbyes We Never Said and The Inevitable Collision of Birdie & Bash as well as a contributing writer for HelloGiggles and obsessive marathoner. Aside from having past lives as a singer, nanotechnology website editor, and world’s worst vacuum sales rep, she’s also ghostwritten hundreds of projects for companies, best-selling fiction and award-winning nonfiction authors alike. She lives in Ohio with her family.

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My Review:

There are so many things to love about this book. It is heart warming, touching, emotional, sad but also uplifting. Yes ultimately you are reading about people grieving and coping with loss as well as their own disorders but the author has a great way of letting you lull in the sad moments and then picks you up before you wallow.

I think the pick me up of the book has to be Faith, with her wrestler wannabe attitude, and of course Dew. He is struggling with his own grief but still manages to think about others such as Naima. He is a genuine sweet heart that wants nothing more than a friend and some kind of normal.

Naima on the other hand is the opposite. She wants to be alone and whilst her coping mechanism is to be rude or lash out underneath it all you can see the hurt. Once you discover her story you can understand her more and it starts to make her more likeable.

Candace Ganger has done an amazing job of finding a way to highlight issues that a lot of teens and young adults face but don’t want to talk about. Mental illness and the like are becoming more socially acceptable and this book just highlights the ways they need support.

All in all a great book that I would happily recommend to anyone. Thank you to Sarah Bonamino at St Martin’s Publishing Group for connecting me to join this blog tour.



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