We are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

February 25, 2016     Elle     ,

We are the Goldens by Dana ReinhardtWe Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Genres: Young Adult
Pages: 210
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

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My Rating : two-stars

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 Nellayla. 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.

**Please note: a 2 star rating does NOT mean I hated the book. For me it means it was “okay”.**

This read just didn’t do it for me. The blurb of the book is mysterious and gives nothing away which is why I figured I should give it a try. Unfortunately, I felt little to no connection with the characters. Even more, I found the writing style to be plain and unappealing. The premise behind the book is very promising but because I couldn’t enjoy the way it was written it was hard to get into. Essentially, the book is told from Nell’s point of view and the entire time she is literally talking to her sister and not the readers. Also, this writing style muffles the underlying meaning of the book. I wish I could say I liked it more but frankly its just not my cup of tea. And the ending… don’t even get me started. WTH…

If you are wanting to know the elusive secret that is plaguing the characters within We Are the Goldens I have provided a spoiler below. 

two-stars


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