by Sarah Dessen
The world is a terrible place not to have a best friend.
Scarlett was always the strong one.
Halley was always content to follow in her wake.
Then Scarlett’s boyfriend died, and Scarlett learned that she was pregnant.
Now Halley has to find the strength to take the lead and help Scarlett get through it.
Because true friendship is a promise you keep forever.
I read this book about 11 years ago with my student book club when I was teaching 8th grade and I still remember the impact it had on my students and myself.