Author: Dana Reinhardt

We Are The Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

Posted July 28, 2014 by Kate in Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
We Are The Goldens by Dana Reinhardt

As I am sure most of the readers of my reviews know, I am not a huge fan of YA, occasionally one really catches my attention, but in general its hard for me to get super excited about a YA book. That being said, I definitely thought the premise for this book had promise, I liked the whole sisters aspect of it. So from the synopsis we know that Nell and Layla are sisters, and for reasons I don’t agree with their parents held Nell back in school in order to give the two sisters some separation and more independent identities (personally it feels like Nell ends up being punished because they had kids close in age, but whatever I have no say). So the girls are two years apart in high school, and in spite of their closeness when they were young, they have clearly grown apart once they reach high school. Nell doesn’t really feel like she even knows Layla anymore, and Layla is hiding one whopper of a secret. The story is told from Nell’s POV so it’s easy to get to know her. I can certainly see aspects of her and her life that I could identify with, having come from a divorced family as well as being a high school girl at one time. I think she was a pretty good character, I liked that she was mature and thoughtful, and I liked that I could have easily seen a person like her at my […]