An ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book Things in Delilah Hannaford's life have a tendency to fall apart. She used to be a good student, but she can't seem to keep it together anymore. Her "boyfriend" isn't much of a boyfriend. And her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided... show more
An ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book Things in Delilah Hannaford's life have a tendency to fall apart. She used to be a good student, but she can't seem to keep it together anymore. Her "boyfriend" isn't much of a boyfriend. And her mother refuses to discuss the fight that divided their family eight years ago. Falling apart, it seems, is a Hannaford tradition.Over a summer of new friendships, unexpected romance, and moments that test the complex bonds between mothers and daughters, Delilah must face her family's painful past. Can even her most shattered relationships be pieced back together again?Sarah Ockler delivers a powerful story, rich with emotion and filled with family, love, and self-discovery.
Publish date: December 5th 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Coming Of Age
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Young Adult Contemporary
, Young Adult Romance
This was an absolutely fantastic contemporary. Reafing about Delilah's journey was brilliant. I definitely recommend this book to anyone searching for a "summer read" or for a heartfelt contemporary.A lot of the time, contemporaries can feel rushed.. Trying to fit in backstory, the story, and the fu...
I've been on a summery romance kick lately, but I was wanting something not too cutesy. This definitely did the trick for me. Delilah is a very real character, as are her mother and aunt. They have multiple character flaws. There was one point where I really wanted to smack Delilah upside the head. ...
I am guilty of skimming through this book but it was good.
I enjoyed reading Delilah's story. Her frustration flew off the page at me and I wanted to take her mom aside and yell at her for being so blind to it all. For not understanding the deeper issue, the reason for all the changes in Delilah's behavior and life. And when Delilah's Grandmother passes awa...