Rating: 3 out of 5.

This was an interesting historical fiction that follows four young people as they grow up during the 1960’s. Troy is an orphan that is taken in by Mick and Tara’s family. Daisy is the girl that Mick loves. As the foursome deal with growing up, the author weaves the turbulent times of the 60’s throughout their story. Often the characters bring up what is happening in the country at the time, from the presidential debates, Kennedy’s assassination, landing on the moon and the Vietnam war. Sometimes these “history lessons” made sense in the story, but more often than not, they felt forced and stilted.

The book started out ok, but started to really drag in the middle. I found myself skimming parts of it because I started to get bored. Overall, I’m glad I read the book, but am not sure I would read any future books in the series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and Big City Press. All opinions are my own.