Friday, March 28, 2008

Sara Zarr. SWEETHEARTS

Cameron is the only friend Jennifer had in elementary school. They were social outcasts together and become very close. They knew and understand each other better than anyone else. One day Cameron disappears without any explanation or goodbye. Jennifer hears rumors of his death. She’s devastated. Years later, after moving to a new school, she reinvents herself, makes new friends, and changes her name to Jenna. Although she seems to have a pretty normal life without Cameron, she never feels like anyone really knows her like he did. When Cameron mysteriously shows up again at her new school, Jennifer is surprised and grateful to have him in her life again. But can she keep him from disappearing again? The author portrayed the unusual closeness of Jennifer and Cameron extremely well. Also, the weaving together of the past and present were written with enough mystery to keep me turning the pages. I really like this one.