It’s like having a tooth pulled trying to get reviews! Personally I’m a bit confused at the 4/5 star rating, but she did say she enjoyed it. Anyway…
‘I read Goalden Girl about 5 years ago and really enjoyed it. At that time I said I wanted to read more about this family, especially Portia. And Goalden Sky gives us a lot more Portia, a lot more Gemma and a little more Tyrone too. All very interesting, very real characters with their own personalities.
Some things have not changed, Gemma’s relationship with Portia is still very up and down. She seems to care for her a little more, now that she is older, but she still does not seem to like her much. Gemma’s feelings for Portia do seem a little irrational to me at times but that is the author’s intention I think. Teenagers, the intended audience for this book, will be able to relate to it quite well I am sure. I was Gemma’s age a very long time ago so I have perhaps forgotten a lot about teen emotions.
The story has a football theme running through it, but it is not a football story. It is another story about people and relationships and I would certainly recommend it to young people. It is a story about young people and for young people.
Goalden Sky did not grip me as much as Goalden Girl had. The Goalden characters did not evolve as much as I had perhaps hoped and it is a little disappointing. But that might be because I have also read the author’s other books Epiworld and Big Brother, and been on fantastic adventures with Travis and Ash.
Hope there is another adventure story coming soon Tracey Morait?’
Yeah, suppose so.
There will be a second sequel to Goalden Girl, too, sorry 😛😛