Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Hard Kind of Promise by Gina Willner-Pardo

From the Publisher: "Sarah promised Marjorie when they were five years old that they would be best friends forever. But that was before seventh grade, when everything changed—everything except Marjorie. While Sarah wants to meet new people and try new things, Marjorie still likes doing the same things they always did. It seems the more time the two girls spend together, the more time Sarah wants to spend apart. How did a promise that was so easy to make become so hard to keep?"
Publisher: Houghton Miffin, 2010, 200 pp.

1 comment:

  1. I loved how Sarah's thoughts and perceptions of her world were so vivid, raw and real. I felt I had access to her whole character. It's a tender time in life when changes can be confusing, and this is an intimate view of friendships and beginning interest in boys. I didn't think Marjorie's eccentricities needed to be so over-the-top; a more subtle character could've been more effective for the pain Sarah felt in their differences. Overall an excellent read that stays with me well beyond the final page.