Monday, February 23, 2009

Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

Jennifer Harris was able to change her life after her only friend, Cameron, moved away when she was 9. She lost weight, changed her name, and moved. Now she is 17 and senior and high school, has a boyfriend and tons of friends but now Cameron has returned turning her life upside down. Secrets come out about his abusive father. They have to confront past memories with out letting anyone else know. Cameron ends up staying with her parents while they try to get everything straightened out but in the end he decides to return to California (where the rest of his family is) to help his brothers and sisters. A quiet novel about the strength of childhood friendships


Patty said...

I loved the romance in this story, but I'm not sure it is timeless.

kevinyezbick said...

Agreed. Is good - keeping it in the deck - but we'll see how the rest of the hand plays out.

Kat Werner said...

It was a good book, and the end did make me cry, but I was also a little unsatisfied with it.