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The Key to the Golden Firebird Summary
Maureen Johnson

Everything you need to understand or teach The Key to the Golden Firebird by Maureen Johnson.

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The Key to the Golden Firebird Summary

Plot Summary

May, Palmer and Brooks Gold lost their father to a heart attack as he was exiting his beloved classic Firebird after work. The death was sudden and unexpected, leaving the family in shock. A year goes by and the girls and their mother are trying to hold on to some semblance of a normal family life. However, the private pain that each member is experiencing is driving them apart.

May Gold is the main focus of the story. However, the story is also recounted from her sisters' point-of-view. May is the dependable, middle child. May is responsible for her sisters while her mother works. In order to help her family, May needs to pass her driver's exam. Pete, her family friend and crush, offers to help her. May passes her driver's test and begins to discover her feelings for Pete.

Brooks Gold is the oldest daughter. She can't...

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