Title: Get it Together, Delilah
Author: Erin Gough
Page count: 336 pages
Format availability: Kindle eBook
Publisher: Chronicles Books
Release date: April 4 2017
Series / anthology / stand alone: Stand alone
Got my copy via Netgalley for an exchange of honest review! Thank you Chronicle Books!
Seventeen-year-old Delilah Green wouldn’t have chosen to do her last year of school this way, but she figures it’s working fine. While her dad goes on a trip to fix his broken heart after her mom left him for another man, Del manages the family cafe. Easy, she thinks. But what about homework? Or the nasty posse of mean girls making her life hell? Or her best friend who won’t stop guilt-tripping her? Or her other best friend who might go to jail for love if Del doesn’t do something? But really, who cares about any of that when all Del can think about is beautiful Rosa who dances every night across the street. . . . Until one day Rosa comes in the cafe door. And if Rosa starts thinking about Del, too, then how in the name of caramel milkshakes will Del get the rest of it together?
This is such a great book. This is my second to read LGBT novel book and I’m fond about it. It has a great and twisting story about friendship and love and how will be a teenager manage school and family café at the same time, so I’m glad that I request this book!
The story surrounds to Delilah who is also a student and also a handler of their family’s diner. While her dad was on the trip, she was struggling herself to get in studies and the café as well. Count also the employees makes her irritated more and fire one of them. When Rosa came to the shop and start talking to her, she’s like more intrigue and got herself a chance. Will she ever be saved her father’s diner or continue her studies or win Rosa’s love?
I do like it! This book is really full of lessons about handling stuffs like this. Because normally, people tend to give up on what they’re doing and going to worst case scenario. Delilah is a lesbian, she thinks and decides carefully what will be the outcome of her choices in life. I got irritated to her when she tries everyone to push away but rather than she’s totally a cool girl! I love her best friend, Charlie because he was totally open and didn’t judge Delilah for who she is!
Overall, this is a great unique story! A pretty twisted and great for one day reading! I really can’t wait for it’s release.
About the Author
Erin Gough is a fiction writer whose short stories have been published in a number of journals and anthologies, including Best Australian Stories, The Age, Overland, Southerly and Going Down Swinging. Her work has been broadcast on radio. She has also worked as a freelance writer and columnist. Awards Erin has received for her short fiction include first place in the Banjo Patterson National Short Story Competition, the Wimmera Literary Competition, the University of British Columbia “Ubyssey” Literary Competition and the FAW Frank Page Award for Short Story Writing. She is a past recipient of the Varuna Eleanor Dark Flagship Fellowship for Fiction, an Australian Society of Authors Mentorship, a Bundanon residency and an Australia Council Emerging Writers Grant.
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