Goldengrove After her gorgeous older sister Margaret drowns, 13-year-old Nico must endure the stages of grief alongside her parents, who are devastated and depressed. Nico finds… Goldengrove After her gorgeous older sister Margaret drowns, 13-year-old Nico must endure the stages of grief alongside her parents, who are devastated and depressed. Nico finds… 2008-09-16 Fiction HarperCollins
Book Review

Goldengrove (2008)

GOLDEN PROSE A heartfelt coming-of-age story
GOLDEN PROSE A heartfelt coming-of-age story
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Sep 16, 2008; Writer: Francine Prose; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: HarperCollins

After her gorgeous older sister Margaret drowns, 13-year-old Nico must endure the stages of grief alongside her parents, who are devastated and depressed. Nico finds a confidant in Margaret's heartbroken boyfriend — a high school senior — and can't pull away, even as their secret friendship verges on the inappropriate. Though Francine Prose takes her time setting up Goldengrove, the coming-of-age story is still a page-turner, thanks to its wholly identifiable, and perfectly flawed, young heroine. A–

Originally posted Sep 17, 2008 Published in issue #1013 Sep 26, 2008 Order article reprints