Barbara “Babie” Bunting is constantly mistaken for her sisters, but she’s determined not to end up like her family. She doesn’t plan to stick around Shallow Pond after graduation, and she certainly won’t be ruined by a broken heart. That is, until fellow orphan Zach Faraday walks into the picture, and Babie can’t deny their chemistry.
When her oldest sister, Annie, comes down with a mysterious illness—initially dismissed as “love sickness”—Babie and Zach start investigating what exactly killed the girls’ mother and why their late father became so consumed by grief. What they find changes everything.
A former children's librarian and newspaper editor, is the author of the young adult novels Popular and Ferocity Summer. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and currently works as a sales consultant for a book distributor. Grosso grew up in New Jersey, where she graduated from Lenape Valley Regional High School, and earned a bachelor's degree in English from Rutgers University. She now lives in the Philadelphia area.
The first page of Shallow Pond wasn't a great start to the book. I feel like I didn't know where the author was going with the story and it just kept repeating itself. But eventually as the story progressed it became a little more interesting. There were some twists and turns that really had me on my toes. I liked that Barbara was developed throughout the book. Overall this book was okay, I didn't like the beginning at all but it gets better when you actually get in a few chapters.
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