You can get through anything with the bond of friendship. Jennifers mom worked in the mornings and went to school at night. I don’t know why I lost touch with them but I did. Sweethearts by Sara Zarr. One absence turned out longer than usual and Jennifer started to worry about him, especially after they had a shared experience which led to her finding out his secret. What kept me from enjoying this more than many of my friends have, however, is that emotional urgency and truth often seemed to be secondary to the writing style. So yeah, it was a beautifully sad book.

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sweethearts sara zarr

Even then, it was more of an acceptance of the situation, rather than learning and moving on. How could I have forgotten??? I just didn’t like him very much. Some bonds can never be broken or forgotten and this is what Sweethearts is about.

sweethearts sara zarr

Common Sense Media’s unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren’t influenced by the product’s creators or by any of our funders, eara, or partners. I guess regret is normal with the passing of time. Apr 09, Elena rated it liked it Recommends it for: Reading this wasn’t easy, and I’m glad of that. Jenifer was all by herself.

Because even the ones who made mistakes are just learning about themselves and trying to figure things out in a really imperfect world. Parents need to know that this is a mature book.


sweethearts sara zarr

I felt both for the characters and for myself. Add your rating See all 4 parent reviews. See how we rate.

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Web design by Adam Stemple. The reason why I didn’t rate this book higher was because I didn’t feel that Jenna really showed much character development until the last 10 pages of the book, zqrr a quick summary of her enlightened view was jammed packed into the last several pages. Her short fiction and essays have also appeared in Image, Hunger Sweetheartss, and several anthologies.

The main mystery of this book is Cameron’s past.

Nov 03, Krista Regester rated it really liked it. It showcased the importance of choices and family; and love that it is a powerful feeling but the degree of how to give it really depends on people.


It’s a beautiful evocation of how it feels when someone has a permanent effect on you but it simply can’t be seen or understood from the outside. And through the whole book, she keeps alluding to this deep, dark secret thing that happened to her as sweethears child.

I appreciated that he was not made to look like a pitiful character despite traumatic events in his life but in the end, I felt that the unfinished business remained unfinished. Dec 05, Ali rated it xara was amazing Recommends it for: Cameron’s life has been rough. If you zsrr in to them now, talked to them now, who you are now. Filling that space in both their hearts that no other person can ocupy.


Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

But I’ve been reading Sara’s blog off-and-on for a good while and really appreciate that she always has really interesting things to say. Crazy for Young A But she also has a secret — a dark memory that ties her forever to Cameron Quick and to the old Jennifer Harris, who never really left.

At first she thought that he moved away and just didn’t aara goodbye, but the bullies at school told her that he died. This was a real story of friendship and how it shifts and changes. I’m eager to see what’s next from her.

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They only had each other and it was okay. These things only help build Jenna. I think teens will appreciate it for this same reason–that the author understands just how significant even our early friendships relationships can be to the way we define ourselves.