Reading Level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 352 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Books CH
Source: Provided by the publisher for an honest review (big thanks to Hyperion!)
Cover: This is an adorable cover and works so well with the novel. What I love most is the on the backside of the book are each girl's face closeup and her name so you can refer to it in the beginning. Awesome!
First Sentence: "The Labor Day sun was scorching, and as Jane waited for the light to change, she could practically hear her park hair frizzing."
Mini-Review: A contemp with real charm geared for the younger YA audience
Jane. Victoria. Natalya. Together, they are the Darlings. Best friends forever.
They have matching necklaces, their own table at Ga Ga Noodle, and even a shared motto: May you always do what you're afraid of doing.
When the friends begin freshman year at three different high schools in distant corners of New York City, they promise to live by their motto and stay as close as ever. The Darlings know they can get through anything as long as they have one another. But doing scary new things is a lot easier with your friends beside you. And now that the girls aren't spending all their time together, everything the took for granted about their friendship starts to feel less certain. They can't help wondering--will they really be the Darlings forever?