"Together for Never" is an endearing and entertaining story perfect for young readers aged 8-12, especially girls. With its themes of acceptance, friendship, and family, this book is a delightful read for both children and their parents. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it together and found ourselves immersed in the world of two very different girls who find themselves thrown together by fate.
In this delightful tale that brings together elements of "The Parent Trap" and "Mean Girls," we follow the story of Charlotte and Lily, two polar opposites who are forced to share a small vacation house when their parents start dating. Charlotte is the popular, confident queen bee of her 8th-grade class, while Lily is a loner with dreams of becoming a writer. The two girls couldn't be more different, and they want nothing to do with each other.
However, when they learn that they'll be sharing not only a vacation but also a bedroom for two whole weeks, the stage is set for a series of challenges and unexpected discoveries. As they navigate their differences and learn to live together, the girls find themselves growing in ways they never anticipated. Can they make peace and find common ground, or will their vacation - and their parents' budding romance - end in disaster?
Author Marilyn Kaye, a seasoned middle-grade writer, skillfully brings these characters to life and infuses the story with warmth, humor, and heart. The book is both engaging and relatable, making it an enjoyable read for young readers and their parents alike.
One of the standout aspects of "Together for Never" is its focus on the importance of acceptance, friendship, and family. As Charlotte and Lily learn to navigate their differences and embrace their unique qualities, they discover that sometimes the most unlikely of friendships can turn out to be the most rewarding. This heartwarming message is sure to resonate with readers of all ages, making "Together for Never" a must-read for families looking for a story that celebrates the power of love, understanding, and growth.
In conclusion, "Together for Never" is a charming and engaging read for young readers that explores the complexities of family, friendship, and self-discovery. With its relatable characters and uplifting message, this book is an excellent choice for parents and children to enjoy together. So, if you're searching for a heartwarming story that will entertain and inspire, look no further than "Together for Never."
The Parent Trap meets Mean Girls when two polar opposites are squeezed into a tiny vacation house just because their parents are dating.
Charlotte is the queen bee of her 8th grade class—popular, confident, always wearing the trendiest clothes—and judging others for what they wear. Lily is a loner who dreams of becoming a writer—and she wants nothing to do with Charlotte and her snobby crowd.
Then Charlotte’s divorced father starts dating Lily’s single mother. Neither one of the girls even notices—until the day they learn that they are going on vacation together. Worse than that, they’ll have to share a small bedroom for two whole weeks.
When The Parent Trap meets Mean Girls, can two girls ever make peace, or will they drag their vacations—and their parents’ romance—into disaster? Every teen girl’s nightmare becomes an entertaining, surprising and heartfelt story in the hands of seasoned middle grade pro Marilyn Kaye.