Sisterly Love in Short, Cute Read

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The Forget-Me-Not Summer is a novel by Leila Howard. It tells the sotry of sisters Marigold, Zinnie, and Lily.

The Forget-Me-Not Summer is a novel by Leila Howard. It tells the sotry of sisters Marigold, Zinnie, and Lily. School has just ending and every one is looking forward to summer break and Marigold, the oldest at twelve, is even hoping to get her first kiss. Zinnie, however has always been jealous of her older sister always being in the spotlight as an actress, and attempts to be her shadow. As for Lily, being the youngest of the bunch makes her the family angel. But then the sisters get news that their parents are getting job offers in different parts of the world for three weeks and as a result, the sisters must go to their Aunt Sunny’s house in Cape Cod, where there is no Wi-Fi or TV and worse, the girls don’t even get their own bedrooms. Once there, they meet Peter, a friendly face that they all come to love, Marigold maybe a little more than the others. With the help of their Aunt Sunny, they begin to turn a dreaded vacation into a wonder filled visit with clambakes. The girls even put together a town talent show. But through it all, they discover what it truly means to be sisters, and even more importantly, best friends.

The Forget-Me-Not Summer is intended more for the middle school age group, possibly even elementary level. It doesn’t have any adult content or language, making it perfect for the younger reader’s summertime story. What’s really great about this book is that it’s not a challenging read so it doesn’t have to be a stressful read and it’s just laid back and fun. I would give it 3 out of 5 stars, just because if you’re looking for a complex storyline, you won’t find it in this book and the plot was, at times, slightly cheesy. But overall I highly recommend The Forget-Me-Not Summer.