Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

Sara Zarr writes realistic fiction with completely believable characters and situations that nearly every teen can relate to in some fashion. Her books always make readers cry - but they also make them feel less lonely. Sweethearts tells the story of 17-year-old Jenna Vaughn, formerly known as Jennifer Harris. Jenna started a new school in Grade 9, leaving (or at least trying to leave) behind her rotten childhood memories: getting bullied in school, compulsively eating, and spending most of her evenings alone while her waitress/nursing student mom was at school or work. At her new alternative high school she has a cute boyfriend, a group of friends, and a new start. What she can't forget is her childhood friend and love Cameron Quick. When Cam unexpectedly shows up at her doorstep, forcing their shared past and the present to collide. Another excellent unforgettable story from my favorite young adult author, Sara Zarr. Click here to see Sara talk about all of her books. Grade 8+