Can inner truth be found when the journey starts with a lie?
"You watch the world." That's the criticism Sarah's boyfriend makes when he dumps her. Sarah thought she was happiest looking through her telescope, tracking the path of the Comet Jolie. But when Sarah considers what her ex said, considers how her beautiful older sister, Scarlett, always commands all the attention—she's ready to find out if she can be part of the world. On Cape Cod for the summer, Sarah experiments by borrowing both Scarlett's clothes and her personality. But when she meets Andrew, she can't help being herself, scientific facts and all. The only problem is that he's 19 and she's barely 16—and he's best friends with Scarlett's summer fling. So Sarah lies about her age and doesn’t reveal that she's Scarlett's sister. But as she falls more in love with Andrew, Sarah is left wondering about just what kind of girl she is. While the depth of her parents' inattention is exaggerated for the sake of the plot, Sarah's journey to craft her own place—in her family and in the world—is delicately handled. The romance between Sarah and Andrew is what first love is meant to be.
A fine summer fling for a satisfying summer read. (Romance. 14-18)