We are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt May 27th

This is a great Young Adult read. Layla and Nell are eighteen months apart in age which has perks and drawbacks. Layla starts school early and Nell starts late so they are two grades apart. Nell has looked forward to attending high school with her sister at City Day for years. As luck would have it they both play on the varsity soccer team and they have been close growing up. They split time between their parents homes and all the going back and forth has brought them closer in some ways because they are always together regardless of where home happens to be on any given day. Nell has a male best friend named Felix and she is there for him and his family while his father battles cancer, Layla gets involved with a teacher and when Nell finds out it causes her to rethink their relationship and see her sister in a different light. I found the characters real and the story flows well.


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