Riot Recommendation: Share Your Favorite Young Adult Friendships

This Riot Recommendation asking for your favorite young adult friendships is sponsored by Nimbus Publishing, bringing you The Goodbye Girls.

The Goodbye Girl cover imageThe students at Lizzie’s high school are notoriously terrible at breakups. Forget awkward conversations—they’re dumping each other via text. Inspired by the breakups around her, sixteen-year-old Lizzie, strapped for cash and itching to go on the school’s band trip to NYC, teams up with her best friend, Willa, to create a genius business: personalized breakup baskets. The Goodbye Girls operate secretly, and business is booming. It’s not long before someone starts sending impossibly cruel baskets to seemingly random targets, undermining everything Lizzie and Willa have built. Will Lizzie end up saying goodbye to the business for good?


Being a young adult is hard when everyone expects you to behave like an adult but still treats you like a child. Plus a million other reasons. Enter good friends to save the day! Or at least offer an ear, laugh, distraction, and adventure idea. So pop into the comments section and tell us your favorite young adult friendships! We’ll be back next week to share your fellow readers’ picks and to add a little more weight to your TBR.

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