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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

readergirlz Book of the Month: Sweethearts by Sara Zarr


Come and join readergirlz! All you need to have is the love of reading - and pick up the book of the month at your local library or bookstore. Then, as you read it, discuss it with other readers at the readergirlz blog.

Simply put, readergirlz is an interactive book group, open to all ages (and both genders - we do have readerguys!) But it's so much more than that. Reading a book isn't the same thing as experiencing a book. We want you to read, reflect, and reach out. That's why, every month, we pick a book which features strong, gutsy girls, then go beyond that. We recommend additional titles (see below for our postergirlz picks) and inform you of outreach programs that tie-in to the book we're discussing. Every issue also has an exclusive interview with the author of that month's book as well as a playlist created by the author, discussion questions, and tips on hosting your own book group.

This Month's Book of the Month

Sweethearts by Sara Zarr is our June selection for readergirlz.

When Jennifer was in elementary school, she had only one friend. His name was Cameron, and he meant the world to her. When they were together, the taunts of their classmates didn't matter . . . as much. Jennifer always felt safe with Cameron - until something horrible happened to them in fifth grade. Shortly thereafter, he stopped coming to class, and then he was just gone with no explanation, no good-bye.

Now it's eight years later, and Jennifer has changed in more ways than one: she's lost weight, gained confidence and friends, and now calls herself Jenna. Then Cameron returns, and Jenna remembers who she used to be - and what took place when they were kids.

Find out more about the book by reading the June issue of readergirlz and our roundtable book discussion.

For more information on this month's readergirlz activities and book recommendations, check out Little Willow's post.

Thanks to readergirlz diva Holly Cupala for designing this month's graphic!

1 comment:

Kelly H-Y said...

Thanks for the ReaderGirlz info ... I'll have to check that out!