Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 310 pages
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**Also available on Kindle and in Large Print
Three fifth grade boys watch a red-haired girl on stage--and each vows he will one day make her his own. Move ahead a few years and these same four still find their lives entwined-with red-haired Jeana in the center. She's grown more beautiful--one boy has broken her heart and another has become her best friend. What about the third? He has seen his dream of making Jeana his own come true.
I won't ever read another book by Joyce Sterling Scarbough. Why? Let me tell you. First she goes and creates these characters that are so life-like they become your friends. If that weren't enough, she places them in situations that make you laugh and cry, get angry and feel sympathy-and makes you want to reach into the pages of the book and hug each and every one.
Her antagonist in this book was actually quite lovable-a troubled boy who made you want to break through his tough exterior. Jeana was a smart girl-very unusual for a romance novel. She has looks, brains and an inner strength that you can't miss. While the boy who won her heart was handsome, I was actually rooting for the best friend.
Joyce Scarbough weaves a tale that draws you in completely. You feel each and every emotion, find yourself cheering for the characters and crying when they hurt. In the end, you feel as though you have lost some very good friends when you turn the last page. You find yourself dreaming about them!
Nope, I won't ever read a book by Joyce Sterling Scarbrough again...
...unless I want to be entertained, feel like I've fallen in love with every character and want to find my emotions electrified to their fullest!