The title and the cover is enough to intrigue an avid YA reader like me. And it delivers to these expectations.
Fixing Delilah is a story about a 17-year-old girl named Delilah Hannaford who has an overbearing workaholic single mom. In between high school photo scandals and meaningless late night sex in Seven Mile Creek with her so-called non-boyfriend Finn, she struggles to put her life back on track in this life-changing summer that solves all of her questions for good.
From Key, Pennsylvania (where she and her mom resides) to Red Falls Lake, Vermont (where their ancestral home is located), the remaining three Hannaford women (with Delilah's aunt, Rachel) tries to fix the broken pieces of their lives in the process of burying Delilah's grandmother Elizabeth Rose Hannaford.
With all the unsolved family mysteries beginning with the tragic death of her late Aunt Stephanie to the weird, cranky and aloof attitude her grandma was known for, it seems like Delilah's mom doesn't want her anything to do with it.
Being left in the dark with no idea whatsoever of how it all really went down eight years ago when they stopped going to Red Falls for their annual summer vacations, Delilah is coincidentally rewarded by circumstance of her late aunt's diary.
But wait, there's more!
On top of everything that's happening, more complications materialize for our protagonist. Delilah begins to have serious special feelings for her aspiring singer/songwriter-slash-heir-to-the-family-biz-which-is-a-construction-company (so you can see how hard it is for his dreams to take its course) childhood sweetheart Patrick a.k.a Little Ricky.
BUT who is this Emily who works at Luna's Cafe where Patrick does his weekly gigs and is the granddaughter of Luna herself? Is she a serious threat? Will Delilah get all the missing pieces together? Is the father she grew up knowing her real father?
See for yourself and discover how Fixing Delilah will fix Delilah!
What a jam-packed novel! Drama. Mystery. Romance. If you're currently bored with your bland nothing-exciting-ever-happens life, you should read this and then go back to your life afterwards, grateful for its boringness.
This novel is something. It didn't go with any of my earlier predictions of how it all went down eight years ago. It sure knows how to keep the readers guessing. I am so excited to read Twenty Boy Summer!
A feel good, feel bad, feel the romance kind of novel. Here's to wishing summers would complete you like it did Delilah.