My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I just finished reading an advanced copy of FMNS. Such a fan of this sweetness and fun. I really adored this book and know so many friends I could give this to for their daughters - it's not super violent or sexy (obviously, it's middle grade!) and it's so funny and thoughtful, too.
The sibling rivalry, mostly between Zinnie and Marigold, was really on point. Their relationship felt real and based on sisters I know. I would definitely ask the writer if her characters were based on her own sisters if we were in a book club together. Lily, the youngest sister, isn't really involved in too much of her older sister's bickering, but she also has her own journey to follow.
Aunt Sunny, the great aunt of the girls who they visit for the summer, is a really magical character. She always knows how to guide the sisters or give them space, and is a smarter kind of role model. She has a background in science and is practical, but is still a very fun mentor for the girls, without being boring or pedantic.
Lastly, I know we aren't supposed to judge a book by it's cover, but I love this cover - almost as much as I love the book inside of it. The cover is so pretty and makes me wish I was at a beach far away.
Hooray for the The Forget-Me-Not Summer sisters! I hope they travel for more summers - and I get to go along with them!
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