☆☆➹⁀☆ 3.5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆
What It’s About:
This humorous, heart-warming story is a captivating read about adolescence. It’s the 90’s during the mafia regime on the island of Sicily. Seventeen-year-old Aurora Derubati has a step-sister she never knew about. She becomes reaquainted with her mother with far reaching consequences, plunging the family into financial problems. Aurora and her three siblings become homeless. Soon a young man, twenty-four-year old Adrien and his sister, Saddy gives them salvation but its not all it seems. He enforces strict guardianship on her and parents her closely. When she starts dating, he stalks her. Regardless of the annoyance, she had a secret crush on him. Aurora is a sapiosexual. Adrien is chivalrous and good-looking, except he has less education. She is ambivalent. But one unforgettable night reveals who her true love is.
Magic and mayhem make for a delightful coming-of-age story in Take Me To The Pink Yacht by Aurora Diamond.
Ms. Diamond has created some fantastic characters that her readers will either love or despise. From start to finish the book is action-packed. Set primarily in Sicily, the author gives readers a realistic view of life on the island.
Through it all, the characters are looking for love and family. Their desire to belong takes them through many trials, but in the end true love is found, and good prevails.
Suitable for mature teens.