|Phoebe Sharp has long red braids. She wears old beat-up sneakers and clothes from Goodwill. She lives with her father and brother on a small farm in Maine, where she reads fairy tales to her goats and snaps pictures with her Instamatic camera. Phoebe doesn''t have a single friend, never mind a boyfriend--that is, not until she meets Melita.|
Melita arrives at the Sharps'' farm in a see-through T-shirt and strappy platform sandals that show off her drawn-on "tattoo." With her caramel-colored skin, stylish clothes, and urban attitude, Melita seems as different from Phoebe as two teenage girls could be. Through the summer, the girls grow to know each other. As their friendship develops, confusing feelings also begin to emerge. Could their friendship be deepening into something more?
From the Publisher:
Having always lived a quiet country life on her farm in rural Maine, Phoebe finds the arrival of city-gal Melita to be quite overwhelming, but despite their external differences, the two girls soon realize they have many things in common where it counts and end up becoming unexpectedly good friends by summerÆs end.When thirteen-year-old Melita, the sophisticated daughter of a New York actress, comes to visit Phoebe, who has been raised by her father on a farm in Maine, Phoebe discovers she has confusing feelings about their developing friendship.