We Are The Goldens by Dana Reinhardt, 4 Stars

18189424What an easy read this was. It felt like nothing to sit and get through a large chunk of it at a time. That was despite the fact that I wasn’t in love with the story telling style. I’m just not that into books that read almost like letters. That’s what is keeping this book from being 5 stars for me.

Even with a story telling style I wasn’t digging, I still found this to be a captivating read. It took no effort for me to care for both girls as well as the secondary characters. I think that was what saved the book for me. The characters are compelling and it’s hard not to want to know what is going on with them.

This is all told from Nell’s POV as if she is telling it to you. She takes the reader through a few months of her freshman year, letting them deep into her mind as she tries to sort out what is going on with the boy she likes, with her sister who is pulling away from her, and what her own feelings are for her best friend Felix. The telling of all this is so honest and raw that you forget it isn’t real.

Overall this feels like a peek into someone’s world, which is what all the best books feel like.

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