Marigold's father is a screenwriter, and she's very excited that she might be getting a real agent, after appearing in a couple of episodes of a tv show. Zinnia, who is younger, thinks she might act as well, and she and her sister could bond over the shared activity-- but she's horrible. Much younger Lily is constantly annoying both of them. When the girls' father gets offered a chance to make a documentary deep in a forest, and their mother gets a job editing elsewhere, the girls are told that they will be spending the summer on Cape Cod with their great aunt Sunny. Marigold is devastated, and none of them are thrilled to go across the country to live in a dinky house with no good computer or cell phone reception, but they work their way into the community. Marigold even finds a cute boy, and Zinnia takes it upon herself to restart the town talent show, much to Marigold's consternation when she finds out that the director of a film for which she would like a part will be judging the contest.
There's nothing better than a good summer story set in a different place. Like Greenwald's Welcome to Dog Beach or My Summer in Pink and Green, Springstubb's Cody and the Fountain of Happiness, or McVoy's Drive Me Crazy, Forget-Me-Not Summer offers the reader a chance to get away for a while without having to drive anywhere. The characters are all very different, so reading this is also like making some new friends. Add some community celebrations, and this book makes for some great get-away reading!