Sweethearts, by Sara Zarr, is the story of two childhood friends, Jennifer Harris and Cameron Quick. When they were younger, Jennifer and Cameron were both outcasts, and all they had was each other. Then one day, Cameron disappeared without a word, and Jennifer was led to believe that he was dead. She had no choice but to move on.
Now, in high school, Jennifer--now known as Jenna Vaughn--is popular, dating, and completely happy--that is, until Cameron returns. His decision to come back causes Jenna to think about a part of her life she always tried to ignore--something that happened, long ago, on her ninth birthday. Something horrible that only she, Cameron, and his father were a part of. The return of her once-best friend means something much, much more to Jenna--and it forces her to bring back a part of the past that was better left forgotten.
I loved this book. It was quick, suspenseful, and bittersweet. It kept me reading down to the very last page. It's a good thing I have another book by Sara Zarr to read!
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
This book was for the Support Your Local Library Challenge.