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. Her dad is on a trip to fix his broken heart after her mom left him for another man, so Del’s managing the family café in his absence. Easy, she thinks. But what about:
- homework and the nasty posse of mean girls making her life hell
- or how one of Del’s best friends won’t stop guilt-tripping her
- and her other best friend is so in love with his tutor he might go to jail for her if Del doesn’t do something
But who cares about any of that really, because above all else, she can’t stop thinking about beautiful Rosa who dances every night across the street until one day Rosa comes in the café 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?
Erin Gough won Hardie Grant Egmont's Ampersand Prize for debut fiction for this book. She lives in Australia.
Get It Together, Delilah! was not the book for me. I found the main character, Del, to be annoying and very one dimensional. I think that the character development was not very well done either. I also didn't like the writing in this book. I think that it may have been the language. The language that was used by Del didn't seem realistic at all to me. I also found that the plot of this book was not very authentic and realistic. All of this put together I found that this book just wasn't a book for me.
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