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Sweethearts by Sara Zarr
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Jul 23, 08


Sweethearts I just read, so it is more fresh. When they were in elementary school Jennifer and Cameron were each other’s only friends. But he disappeared, and she thought he was dead. And so she recreated herself and now she is Jenna with friends, family, and boyfriend. But Cameron comes back and everything is not so easy anymore. Although I suspect it never really was, it is hinted at, never explicit, which is part of the genius of Zarr allowing her characters to truly develop in the reader’s mind without laying it all out. You cannot be a lazy reader, and understand the depth of characterization in Zarr’s characters. Or at least her main character. Jenna and Cameron’s connection is deep, and based on a secret - which adds to the importance of their connection.
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