We Are the Goldens

We Are the Goldens

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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' Award-winning young adult author Dana Reinhardt explores questions of loyalty, love, and betrayal in this provocative and intimate novel. From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Wendy Lamb Books, 2014.
ISBN: 9780307975812
0307975819
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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ChristchurchLib Aug 05, 2014

"Nell Golden expected that once she started going to the same high school as her adored older sister, Layla, they'd grow even closer together. Instead, Layla becomes suddenly distant. When Nell learns the troubling reason for Layla's suspicious behaviour, she's faced with the choice to either keep Layla's secret or reveal it -- and she knows that both choices could be seen as betrayal. Written in the form of a confession from Nell to Layla, We Are the Goldens is a poignant coming-of-age story as well as an intimate look at the damaged but fiercely loving relationship between two sisters." Teen Scene August 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/901904f0-2498-4d63-9444-9269c2947502?postId=1ec4cbf0-86db-49f7-95ca-d750f797014b

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Jul 21, 2014

A quick and addicting story about truth, secrets, and growing up. The growth and change seen in the characters is a perfectly captured snapshot of what it means to create your own person, think for yourself, and discover high school.

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