Today i'm doing my second glitterature.On my favourite book, EVER!
Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
i discovered this book whilst roaming amazon, and i decided to buy it, ever since i've loved it. Rarely can i find a book so cute, so streotypical but the author's talent make you cry during your emotional ups and downs with the characters. It's truely amazing.
The cover /\ LOVE IT
The author, Sara Zarr, has only written a few books. I think 3? I've only read this one but i want to read the others! This book has literally changed my life.
'As children, Jennifer Harris and Cameron Quick were both social outcasts. They were also each other's only friend. So when Cameron disappeared without warning. Jennifer thought she'd lost the one person who would ever understand her. Now in high school, Jennifer has been transformed. Known as Jenna she is 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 both are confronted with memories of their shared past and the drastically different paths their lives have taken.'
See doesn't that just scream Mature trashy beach read? But it is all soo much more mature then that...
It had the duo chapter layout, where the chapters either swap characters and or time spans...It starts off on the date October 18th, 1998 Jennifer was 11....
This chapter talks about and gives hints on how Cameron was abused by his father, his father was physically and emotionally abused and the more along the book you get the more you would understand.
Talking about him, i should explain a bit about him. Cameron is a tall, young man when he comes in the book at his current age! Even though he is only 17! He makes his own living and amancipated himself from his father, who divorced his mother and his mother and a few other children live in California. Cameron, when he was younger, was abused by his father, would skip three weeks off school and then come in one day - out of the blue, with his wrist strapped up and not talk, Jenna never asked why but just walked next to him and kept him comfort. And then one day, miraculously, he would be normal and his normal daredevilsh self. One day though, Cameron never came back in. Weeks past, Months past and Jenna always thought he would come back, till one day the children taunted her...
'He's dead' the bullies would say, and she wouldn't know better and believed it, her mother followed the story as well........
(moving on to Jenna)
Jennifer always thought about Cameron Quick but only remembered brief details, like their sleepovers but not the way they met.......Jennifer had turned pretty, thin, popular, spontaneous, girlfriend and was slowly forgetting Cameron but one birthday she received a letter, saying 'Happy Birthday Jennifer, I'm Back'. Nobody in this town new her as Jennifer Harris, her old life, but as Jenna Vaughn (her mum remarried) and she was scared.
The story goes on to tell how no matter how hard Jenna, or Cameron, tries they won't be able to forget their past. It's amazing. It compassionately moved me. You might wonder what Cameron and Jenna's past might be...Well i will tell you, but not ruin it...Manyatimes Cameron's abusive father would try and sexually influence the two friends into promiscious activities, often resulting in to large acts of violence. His father tried to make the two children have sexual activity many times, not usually succeeding. This includes a time trying to make Cam and Jenna play 'Doctors and Nurses' but with Jenna ,with a bit of smartness, told his father that they could only play alone and he had to stand outside, and she looked the door. They endedu p having to break down a window and jumping a few floors down to escape, but his father caught up with them....
The book for me is 5*
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Perdi @ WMRDX