Zarr explores a common question among teens -- is it possible to reinvent yourself? With stunning insight, she writes a remarkable story of friendship and overcoming obstacles.
Jennifer and Cameron were best friends in elementary school, outcasts together. When he disappears without a word, she decides that she can't remain who she was without him. Now in high school, she's Jenna, popular and funny. With great friends and a boyfriend, she can almost forget her troubled childhood. So when Cameron suddenly shows up again, Jenna is torn between who she was and who she is trying to be now. (Little, Brown, Feb., 217 pp., $16.99, ISBN: 9780316014557, HC, 12 and Up)