Character Analysis: What Happened To Goodbye

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In the book What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen, McLean Sweet thinks her friendships and relationships with people are declining rapidly because of her parents’ divorce, causing a major Person vs Self conflict to appear. She remembers losing interest in seeking out people to hang out with. She said that “In truth, since my parents’ split, I hadn’t had much faith in relationships and even less of an inclination to start any lasting ones of my own. At home, I had several friends I’d known since grade school, girls I’d played Rainbow Soccer with and stuck close to in middle school. I’d had a couple of boyfriends, and gotten my heart broken more than once. I was a normal girl in a normal town, until the divorce happened”(29). She blames
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