this is very good, humorous, sad with a little romance and a very good veiw on sisterhood...
three sisters, palmer, may and brooks lose their dad and try to get on with their life with the "oh, im so sorry for you" and the charity. may especially leads into trying to keep ther family together, but as they pull together-they seem to break apart
brooks Gold (the oldest)- develops an alcholic habit and quits softball even though she has played every since she could hold a bat, not to mention that she isnt really doing to well with her grades
palmer Gold (the youngest)- is in her own world and cant believe that her oldest sister had let her down by quitting the sport that their father had taught them to love, so concentrates on softball,softball,softball and softball but as she tries to foget everything...things just catch up on her.
May Gold (the middle child)- cant play softball (or any other sport really) but is the smartest and most dependable out all the Gold sisters. between her job at the cafe, school, and keeping together may has no time for a social life, or to learn how to drive, and as peter (the son of her parents' best friend, and her child hood rivalry) teaches her to drive she no longer hates him for all the stunts and pranks he pullled as a kid. infact she starts to like him- more than needed
This exceptional story of a family that goes through a crisis and how they heal is definitely worth a read. Through the year, you see how this family and the people around them change due to the death of a loved one. The three sister, Brooke, May, and Palmer break apart, though in different ways. So start your hourney through this book as you observe the Gold sisters healing. Truly inspiring
The death of their father sends the three Gold sisters into a tailspin. Brooks, the oldest, starts drinking. Palmer, the youngest, withdraws herself from everyone. May, the middle sister and the responsible one, is left alone. This is okay with her, since she is busy with her job at the coffee shop and studying. The girls are in danger of becoming complete strangers when the key to their father's car, a golden Firebird, is discovered. Together the girls take a trip that brings them together and sets them at ease-- finally-- with their father's death. This book is about the the importance of family and friends when problems arise, as well as discovering who your true friends really are. A touching, but not preachy, story on the impact of sisterly bonds, this book will strike a chord with girls everywhere, whether or not they have a sister.
This book was so incredibly good. You must read it if you are a teenage girl. This book is so realistic and you get to know the characters so intimately by getting into thier thoughts and emotions. It's really touching and also a whole lot of fun.
First of all, its about 3 sisters: Brooks (the oldest), May, and Palmer Gold. They just lost their father a year ago from a heart attack. They live with just there Mom and they are all really struggling emotionally and financially. The story is mostly about May and her path on finding out about who she is in life, trying to get her driver's license, her relationship with Pete and her sisters, etc. But every chapter always goes deeply into the rest of the Gold girls and their issues. Brooks and Palmer are star baseball players, but Brooks starts dating and getting drunk and decides to push baseball away. Palmer is the youngest and she feels like she's invisible and just causes others to get angry. And of course, their Mom is working day and night and worrying about her girls. May also feels as if her father never really liked her because she was the brainy one and not the sporty one, like her sisters.
Throughout the novel, May goes through ups and many downs. But she comes to realize that life isn't about being perfect and that being normal is definitely different for everyone. Pete teaches her that she is a great person with many great attributes. And she gets closer to her sisters in a hilarious way that will keep you laughing and remembering.
This book is perfect for anyone who loves reading teen fiction. If you are into books about girls like you who are struggling with plain old life, then I recoomend this book to you. Its so well-written and will keep you hooked. I loved it!