Jersey Tomatoes Are the Best

Jersey Tomatoes Are the Best

Book - 2011
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This is a hilarious and heartbreaking story of two teen girls and the summer when everything changes for them. Both Henry and Eva are New Jersey natives and excellent athletes: Henry's a master on the tennis court and Eva is a graceful ballerina. When opportunity knocks for both of them the summer before their junior year in high school they throw open the door: Henry sees freedom from her overbearing father and a chance to build her talents on the court. Eva sees the chance to be the best as well as even more pressure to be graceful, lighter, more perfect on the dancefloor.

Soon, Eva's obsession with physical perfection leads her down the path to anorexia, and her health issues overwhelm everything else. But through it all these two best friends know that Jersey Tomatoes are the Best, and nothing will come between them no matter the distance.

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780375865633
Branch Call Number: Teen fiction P PBK
Characteristics: 344 pages ;,22 cm


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Chapel_Hill_KatieJ Jul 02, 2015

Tennis player Henry and ballerina Eva are two best friends from New Jersey who end up spending the summer at competitive camps. Henry quickly rises in the tennis ranks at her Florida camp. At first Eva excels at her prestigious ballet program in New York before her eating disorder catches up to her in devastating ways. Both girls struggle to find independence from their overbearing parents and to find joy in their respective fields. Henry and Eva both come to realize how important their friendship is to each other, possibly even more important than tennis or ballet.

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