This poignant YA novel is set in California at the beginning of the s real estate boom Starli Ryland is the daughter of a stubborn orange grower and his dreamy artistic wife The book tells the story of Starli s tumultuous senior year as she finds new friends, new ideas and even a new love growing from the ashes of her old way of life


10 thoughts on “The Golden Dream

  1. Nancy Nancy says:

    Surprisingly realistic and nicely insightful, especially for its time and genre YA romance is not my typical genre, but I appreciated the balance of light and depth in this one.


  2. Wendy Wendy says:

    Kudos for characters that are all a little different from what one has come to expect from vintage teen fiction Smiles for the earnest depictions of orange growing as a vital public service Love for the mother who is a working successful artist.