"From the computer files of Sara J. Reichert:
My life, from the last day of summer vacation,
to almost spring of my Junior year.
No matter what you might have heard,
this is the real story."
Love, Sara is the story of two teenage best friends, Sara and Dulcie. Sara, the narrator, comes from a troubled family and has been sexually abused by her father. After a string of false starts she finally lands in a foster home where people genuinely care about her . Dulcie, who had been adopted as a baby by a close-knit, middle-class family, finds her own life spinning out of control when she and a popular football player fall in love. When his wealthy, bigoted parents learn that Dulcie is pregnant, they throw him out of the house. Without resources, the two come up with a desperate plan. And it is Sara, with the help of her foster mother, who must race against time to try to prevent her friends' impending suicide.
This fast-paced and powerful novel is told through e-mail exchanges between the two friends, through Sara's journal entries, her school essays, newspaper clippings, poems, and quotations. With vivid characters, Love, Sara is unique in its narrative form and honest and forthright in the themes it presents.
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Published October 1, 2001
by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR).