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by Sarah Zarr
What is your earliest memory? Do you remember being 3? Jennifer does. What is your strongest memory? For Jennifer it was 5th grade. That was when everyone at school called her “Jennifer Fattifer, and her only friend was Cameron. The strong memory involved bits of flashbacks that she has throughout the book. Including some parts of that memory that she can’t face yet. Including some parts that she has never shared with anyone but Cameron. Then things change dramatically - Cameron disappears. Everyone says he was killed. Now flash forward to when Jennifer is 17. Jennifer’s mother is remarried and they move- and Jennifer remakes herself into the thin, fun Jenna. But you know that strong memory? It keeps coming back in bits and snatches. Then Cameron reappears, and he says they must face that memory together.
(booktalk by Mary Jo Heller, Einstein Middle School)
Last Updated: April 9, 2010