Monday, October 27, 2008

Book Review: Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

Sweetheartsis a story of childhood love. Jennifer only had one friend when she was younger: Cameron. But when he suddenly and mysteriously disappears with his family after a frightening experience, she decides to change herself. Now she is Jenna, pretty, popular, and content. But, when Cameron shows up in her life, she begins to wonder if Jennifer is really gone and what Cameron might still mean to her.


I think this book had a lot of potential and interesting themes, but I was personally put-off by her casual and rather unkind references to Mormons. They are not a huge part of the story, but it simply made me like the story less. I really enjoyed most of the plot and the somewhat suspenseful feeling I got reading only part of the past at a time, but I think the ending was flat. I was expecting more and got less. (Just FYI, lots of people liked this book, it just wasn't my cup of cocoa.)

s-factor: !

Not much.

mrg-factor: X
Some references and some incidents, but not descriptive.

v-factor: ->

A rather frightening incident is described, but it's not really violent.

Overall rating: **

1 comment :

  1. I felt the same way about this book. It was alright, but the unkind comments about Mormons were totally unnecessary and it was a bit flat overall.

    I just discovered your blog. I really like your reviewing system!


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