Publish Date: May 1st 1998
Number of Pages: 281
..."She nodded, biting her lip. "I'm pregnant."
..."If we'd start to forget Micheal Sherwood, any of us, it would be a very long time before we would again."
"Halley and Scarlett have been best friends ever since they met. Halley has always been the quiet one, Scarlett braver and more outgoing. Halley has always turned to Scarlett when things get rough, and Scarlett has always known just what to do. It's the perfect setup. But everything changes at the beginning of their junior year. Scarlett's boyfriend is killed in a motorcycle accident; then Scarlett finds out that she is carrying his baby. For the first time ever, Scarlett really needs Halley. Now Halley has to learn how to be strong for Scarlett. It won't be easy, but Halley knows that she can't let Scarlett down. Because a true friend is a promise you keep forever."
My Cover Opinion:
I love this cover (the copy I have, I purchased @Goodwill, so it is a little worn and used), I really like the beachy-kinda feel it has. It does relate to one small part of the book, when Halley sneaks out and Malcolm takes her to this secret place.
My Over All Opinion:
This was actually the first Sarah Dessen book Ive ever read (soon purchasing more), and I loved it. I loved the friendship Hally and Scarlett had; how they were total opposites but yet best friends. The beginning of the book was actually kind of sad, and confusing. Scarlett's boyfriend who was killed in a accident, changed throughout the year he moved to California, when he finally comes back, he becomes that guy that all girls want to have. Scarlett has this short summer romance with him, right before the accident. She soon finds out she is pregnant with his baby, shes not sure whither to keep it or not. But either ways Halley stays strong for the both of them.
While all of this is happening Halley starts liking this guy (his the bad boy type) in her gym class, and he feels like same way. But when they begin to go out, in a way he almost becomes obsessive, always driving past her house, honking or making noises, sometimes she even mentions how he just sits in his car, at night, looking at her window. Of course her parents don't approve of this, and try to keep them apart.
This book has lots of romance, depressing-ness, and true friendship. I like the way it talks about a lot of things teenage girls go through now-a-days, its a must read(: