Beth Moore's Reviews > Little Gold
Beth Moore's review
May 07, 2017
Thank you to the author, the publisher, and NetGalley for a free ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review! This coming-of-age debut novel didn't grab me right away, but it turned out to be one of the strongest novels I've read this year, and will undoubtedly be in my top 10. Little Gold is one of those books that burrows into your mind and soul and stays there for a good long time. It's the early 80's in Brighton, England and 12 year old Little Gold (LG) lives with her older sister Aly, her older brother Malcy, and a mother they can't rely on. LG is closet to Malcy, who is the only source of friendship she seems to have. One day LG meets an elderly neighbor, Peggy Baxter, and the two begin an unlikely friendship. They share stories, comfort one another, and ultimately rely on each other during a very difficult crisis. A coming-of-age story unlike any other, there are important issues addressed in this novel, which set it apart from many others in my mind. The author is not afraid to be real, and while often times very sad and depressing, the novel is also sweet and hopeful. I can't wait to see what else this debut author shows us in the future.
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April 28, 2017 – Started Reading
April 28, 2017 – Shelved
May 7, 2017 – Finished Reading