Get it Together Delilah by Erin Gough
Reviewed by: EPL
Title: Get it Together Delilah
By: Erin Gough
Call #: YA Fiction Gough
Get it together Delilah is an odd yet relatable coming of age novel with a down under setting. The story centers on a hard-nose and complex Delilah who can’t seem to “get it together” no matter how hard she tries. The homophobic girls at school scold her constantly because of her sexuality which forces her to drop out of school, her father who’s nursing a broken hear has fled to God knows where and left her to take care of the family business, her mom ran off with another man hence her father’s broken heart, her best friend is facing criminal charges for assault and well Del, Del cannot seem to find the courage to tell her crush how much she likes her all the while juggling everything else in her life. Delilah has a lot going on and she has this habit of pushing those who want to help her away. However, when her father’s business gets into financial trouble Del realizes that she can’t save it by herself. Will Del allow her fathers’ business to go under or will she finally put her pride and fear aside and allow others to come to her rescue? Erin Gough’s development of her character Del is both brilliant and refreshing as Del is a multi-layered character with a real story to tell. Get it together Delilah is a book that should be on everybody’s must read lists.