Wednesday, May 7, 2014

We Are The Goldens

We Are The Goldens
Dana Reinhardt
Netgally review
Available May 27, 2014

Amazon Blurb -

Nell worships her older sister, Layla. They're one unit, intertwined: Nellayla. As Nell and her best friend, Felix, start their freshman year in high school, on Layla's turf, there's so much Nell looks forward to: Joining Layla on the varsity soccer team. Parties. Boys. Adventures.
 But the year takes a very different turn.
 Layla is changing, withdrawing. She's hiding something, and when Nell discovers what it is, and the 
consequences it might have, she struggles. She wants to support Layla, to be her confidante, to be the good sister she's always been. But with so much at stake, what secrets should she keep? What lies should she tell?
Lovely!  Wonderful YA read.  This book narrated by protagonist Nell is a gem.   Two sisters, so very close, Layla and younger Nell.  Nell adores her older sister and this school year is going to be awesome.  She's starting high school and who's luckier than her?  She has an ace in the hole with super popular sister Layla at her side no awkward freshie teasing to deal with.  Her best bud in the whole world, Felix will be with her too, life is good.

Nell notices Sam right away, he's beautiful, she can't breathe when she's near him, but of course he has eyes only for Layla.  Funny thing is Layla doesn't notice him.  Layla doesn't seem to notice or have time for anyone.

Nell doesn't know what's happening at first, but when she finds out she's confused on what she should do.  Are some secrets meant to be told, even if it means hurting the one who means the most to you?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  It never got boring for me.  Nell is a great character, and Felix is awesome :)  Reinhardt captures the mood of two sisters perfectly, the feelings of hurt and anger are right there so the reader feels it too.

Highly recommend this book for both the teenager to adult who enjoys YA. 

4 cannolis           


  1. This sounds lovely, is it a little dark and emotional? I do think I have gave up on YA though. I love the cover too.

    Hope your well Paula, Happy Mothers Day on Sunday

  2. It isn't dark, but it is emotional. The quandary is tough. YA has to be real good for me to read and this was perfect :)

    Thanks Marce :) Mothers Day is one of my faves. Enjoy your day too!


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