Boston : Little Brown, 2008
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 ďJennifer 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 canít 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. Jenniferís 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 for The Washington Evergreen Young Adult Book Award, 2011)
Love -- Fiction.
Popularity -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Family problems -- Fiction.
Weight control -- Fiction.
Self-esteem -- Fiction.
Psychological abuse -- Fiction.
Utah -- Fiction.