Friday, October 9, 2009

Sweethearts



Sweethearts
by Sara Zarr
Rating: Incredible!
Pages: 217
Publishing Date: January 2009 
Song Cry: Find A Way by Safety Suit and Make It With You by Bread




Synopsis

As children, Jennifer Harris and Cameron Quick were both social outcasts. They were also one another's only friend. So when Cameron disappears without warning, Jennifer thinks she's lost the only person who will ever understand her. Now in high school, Jennifer has been transformed. Known as Jenna, she's popular, happy, and dating, everything "Jennifer" couldn't be—-but she still can't shake the memory of her long-lost friend.


When Cameron suddenly reappears, they are both confronted with memories of their shared past and the drastically different paths their lives have taken.


Review

When i first picked up Sweethearts i thought i was gonna run into a sweet love lost love found story but oh how i was wrong! Jennifer and Cameron were not the lovebirds i pictured in my head when i read the back of the book, they had depth and they had problems and i felt myself falling in love with them. Jennifer is an interesting character just because i could feel her awkwardness and her willingness to please. Really she was just a little girl who didn't want to be tortured and that was easy to understand.

Cameron was actually the cutest but saddest thing i ever imagined, i could see his big ol' eyes and his love for Jennifer. He seemed like a really heart breaking characted that you found yourself routing for emotionally and intellectually. Everything about him seemed really fragile and it definitly made you understand him more.

Another thing that was interesting to see unfold was the relationship between Jennifer and Cameron. You didn't really know if it was a love love thing or just a brother sister thing, it was really hard to decipher but it came more clear towards the ending. The things that's really sad about these two is that they only had each other when they were kids so when they got older and were without each other they were molded into completely different people. Sweethearts is not your everyday love story and Sara Zarr really knew how to pick at teenage relationships and the power of a best friend.





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2 comments:

  1. Wow, this sounds really good. I like the cover a lot. I havent heard too much on this book yet but I want to read it now! Nice review! :)

    -Arielle

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  2. I am really excited about reading this. My daughter and I really enjoyed Story of a Girl. Thanks for the great review.

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