Monday, January 11

Sweethearts by Sara Zarr


Summary: 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.Sweethearts is a story about the power of memory, the bond of friendship, and the quiet resilience of our childhood heart.


My Thoughts: This was such a good book! We are introduced to Jennifer and Cameron as children. They are best friends. They do everything together, and Cameron "gets" Jennifer even when all the other kids make fun of her. All of a sudden, one day he is gone, and all the kids tell her he's dead, so she spends weeks crying over him. Years go by, Jennifer has changed into a whole other person. Now she goes by Jenna and has grew out of her "kid stage." Cameron shows back up in town! And he looks different, hot even. Jennifer still feels that connection towards him as kids, not quite a brother, but not a boyfriend either. Don't want to give away the whole book but this is truly a good book. Had me wanting to laugh at times and cry at times. Give it a read!

Overall: I loved it! It was such a good and heartfelt story!

Cover: Its so plain, yet so gorgeous. I love the cookie. It looks like a sugar cookie with pink frosting. Makes me very hungry!

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12 comments:

oO Mariana Oo said...

I totally want to read this book, looks great, I love the cover too. Great Review!!! ;)

Michelle said...

Such a beautiful story. I LOVE this book.

Raíla said...

It sounds cute! I've never heard about it before... I'm just putting it in my wishlist.

Sara said...

Awesome review! I loved Sweethearts, it's one of those books you won't forget easily! :)

Sassy Brit said...

A cute cover, makes me feel hungry too. Glad you enjoyed it!

cherylbaryl said...

Sounds like a great book!

Meg said...

I absolutely loved this book, too -- so moving and memorable. I read it years ago and can still recall so many vivid details and descriptions! Totally would have fallen in love with Cameron if I met him in real life. :)

P.S. Your blog is so cute! I looooove cupcakes!

Erin said...

I still haven't read a book by Sara Zarr, but I hear that she is an amazing writer. I really need to get on that! Great review.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Great review :)

robby said...

This book is on my to-read list. :]

aqtbenz said...

I know I am in the minority in saying this, but I just couldn't get into this one. I was really excited to read it, and I ended up listening to the audiobook. Maybe that was it. But I don't know, I just didn't like it as much as I thought I would.

trishalynn0708 said...

Oh.. this is going on my Wish List!! Great review!

 

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