Book Review: The Darlings are Forever by Melissa Kantor

Title: The Darlings are Forever
Author: Melissa Kantor
Details: Hardcover, 336 pgs.
Published: Jan. 4, 2011 by Hyperion

isbn: 1423123689 (ISBN13: 9781423123682)
Reading Level: Young Adult
Source: Hyperion
I was sent this book by the publisher for an honest review 

Jane, Victoria, and 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 each other. 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 they took for granted about their friendship starts to feel less certain. They can’t help but wonder, will they really be the Darlings forever?

My Thoughts:
I really enjoyed this book!  I had thought I would like it, but not as much as I did!  I thought the characters were great and the storyline was a lot of fun. 
The story follows three friends, Victoria, Jane and Natalya.  Each girl has their own unique personality and I liked getting to know each one.  I loved seeing how they got excited over things and were such great friends to each other.  Even when they had problems and I wanted to strangle them for some of their stupid decisions I was still really enjoying the story.  Actually, that made it that much better!
This book brought me back to when I was a teen.  The crushes I got and how sometimes I felt like I couldn’t always tell my friends everything, but in the end we’d figure it all out and realize we were all being stupid about it. 
This book is about friendship, family, and growing up.  It’s about being a teen but still being responsible for your actions.  I liked that this book shows you that you don’t have to follow everyone else.  Making your own choices and following your heart is okay. 
This is a clean young adult book and suitable for younger teens. 
I give it 4/5 moons!

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Disclosure: I received this book free of charge in return for an honest review.  I was not paid or influenced in any way.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. I always enjoy stories where the main character grows up, such fun! I really like the sound of this book and the friendship the girls have. Great review.

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