Teen-aged Jenna is smart, pretty and popular. What her friends and boyfriend don’t know is that Jenna used to be Jennifer–a shy, overweight, picked-on child with a soul mate who disappeared. Jenna’s past and present converge when Cameron, her one true friend, abruptly re-enters her life.
After being so intensely affected by Sara Zarr’s newest [...]
5 things I loved about Book 5 — Sweethearts by Sara Zarr:
1. Jennifer/Jenna– a young girl/woman becoming aware of her own bravery and strength.
2. Jenna and Cameron’s indescribable friendship–borne out of hardship and love.
3. Cameron’s honesty and his ability to truly understand Jenna.
4. Favorite scene: two people sharing the quiet [...]
Sam is 15 years old and coping with having a mother in rehab and a minister father who tends to his congregation more competently than he does to the needs of his own daughter. In addition to her family issues there is also the tragedy of a missing girl and Sam’s questioning of her faith.