I wish I had read The Darlings are Forever before I started high school. It was an awesomely adorable story of friendship.
I related to all three of the protagonists, though sometimes I was thinking "that was a really stupid choice" but in the way that I wanted them to realize that. Jane, Victoria and Natalya were all going to different schools but their friendship didn't wane. They learned new lessons and I was grinning the whole time. This book captured high school very well for girls with different personalities.
The story lines were interesting. Each girl had her own personality and made choices that lead to a certain point. They weren't too unbelievable but they didn't surprise me much either. This kind of story of friendship is often told so I knew what to expect.
What I wish was more focused on was the girls' friends at school. I learned about two names for each and I thought that could be (and maybe will be) explored more (in the future?). This was a very sweet version of high school but it could also have delved deeper. That part of it was a little unrealistic.
All in all, this was another contemporary read that I enjoyed. I wouldn't say this is for older YA fans, Maybe young teens and tweens. 3 stars,