Monday, 28 April 2014

Review: We Are The Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

Nell knows a secret about her perfect, beautiful sister Layla. If she tells, it could blow their world apart.

When Nell and Layla were little, Nell used to call them Nellaya. Because to Nell, there was no difference between where she started and her adored big sister ended. They're a unit; divorce made them rely on each other early on, so when one pulls away, what is the other to do? But now, Nell's a freshman in high school and Layla is changing, secretive. And then Nell discovers why. Layla is involved with one of their teachers. And even though Nell tries to support Layla, to understand that she's happy and in love, Nell struggles with her true feelings: it's wrong, and she must do something about it.

Hardcover, 208 pages
Expected publication: May 27th 2014 by Wendy Lamb Books
Terri's Thoughts:
I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication date is May 27, 2014.
At the core of this book it is the story about Nell as she learns the struggles of being a highschool girl with the added burden of knowing a secret about her sister.  It is about learning about those who are truly important in your life and muddling your way through the difference between right and wrong.
The story is written almost as if it a journal or letter to Nell's sister which is a unique approach to take with the story.  It is a way to see the thoughts that Nell is experiencing as she struggled between devotion to her sister and her knowledge of what the right thing to do would be.  I liked this approach.
Although the end is left somewhat open it allows the reader to determine the outcome on their own.  A light YA read about a not so light topic which gives a little lesson on growing up.
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