Gem & Dixie

Gem & Dixie Review

Gem has never known what it is to have security. She’s never known an adult she can truly rely on. But the one constant in her life has been Dixie. Gem grew up taking care of her sister when no one else could: not their mother, whose issues make it hard for her to keep food on the table, and definitely not their father, whose intermittent presence is the only thing worse than his frequent absence. Even as Gem and Dixie have grown apart, they’ve always had each other.

When their dad returns home for the first time in years and tries to insert himself back into their lives, Gem finds herself with an unexpected opportunity: three days with Dixie—on their own in Seattle and beyond. But this short trip soon becomes something more, as Gem discovers that that to save herself, she may have to sever the one bond she’s tried so hard to keep.

Title:Gem & Dixie
Edition Language:English

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  • Lola

    Gem & Dixie used to be thick as thieves. Always together. Had each other’s backs. Laughed together. Cried together. But they’re growing apart. What could possibly stop that?When their father resur...

  • Elyse Walters

    Two sisters -Gem 17....Dixie 14 The sisters didn't have a charming - faithful mother -or a strong benevolent father. Adria is a mother who self medicates. Russell, their father - into other women- had...

  • may ?

    full review postedIf I had judged this book based on the first few chapters, I would have instantly gave it 5 stars. Legit one of the greatest, most realistic contemporaries beginning I’ve read. and...

  • Tatiana

    I just can't decide if I liked this novel or not. There were parts in it that made my heart ache for Gem and her feelings of abandonment and neglect. Zarr had painted a family with a very specific, tr...

  • Lala BooksandLala

    I've read a lot of books with this narrative, and it didn't really do anything new or outstanding for me. The characters felt real and were well developed, it had some solid quotes, good messages, but...

  • Sarah

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) “Everything that happened. It was only because we wanted our parents to be better, to know how to take car...

  • Neil (or bleed)

    Not her best work, for me, having read all of her novels but it was good all the same.Gem & Dixie has the same emotional tone with Sara Zarr's other novels. Which I like. Which always gets me. No wond...

  • Jessica

    Every new book by Sara Zarr I think, It's not possible, but this one was EVEN BETTER than the last one! So guess what? GEM & DIXIE was even better than the last one!How does she keep doing it? Is it ....

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    Fine but forgettable tbh....

  • Trevor

    This was alright...I think I was just hoping for a more gritty tale. From the premise, I thought the story had a lot of potential but was severely underwhelmed after finishing. I've never read any of ...