Saturday, December 13, 2008

Reviewed by Ashley Graff, Teen Staff Writer

Reunion by Allyson B. Condie. Published by Deseret Book.

"Addie Sherman isn’t popular, she’s not exuberant, and she’s not known as the class clown. She’s just Addie, a high school junior who is convinced that she has nothing in common with the rest of her outgoing family, including her brother Dave. When Dave’s wife, Avery, needs help during a difficult pregnancy, Dave calls on Addie. Addie has to hide her resentment over having to help her sister- in- law when there are plenty of things going on in her own life that need her attention.

Sam Choi is one of Addie’s best friends, and he has a few secrets of his own. He doesn’t want to go on a mission, and he’s not sure how to break the news to his parents.

Cate Giovanni is a freshman in college, and enjoying the chance to reinvent herself and leave her high school years behind. As she makes new friends and encounters new people, she also can’t help but think about someone she left behind."

Reunion is a book about change and forming new relationships. Addie Sherman, Sam Choi and Cate Giovanni are all struggling with problems of their own. They soon, however, meet people along who influence them for the better. This book is for someone who loves the typical drama that goes on with being a teen and transitioning into college life. It's a fun read that’s easy and enjoyable but helps you realize not everything happens through coincidence.