When a classmate is diagnosed with leukemia, the students at Clearwater Crossing High organize a fund-raising carnival. But after they've formed teams to work the booths, the eight members of one group find they couldn't be more different. When an unexpected tragedy strikes, will these unlikely friends come together again? Or is it time to say good-bye? Book 1 of the Clearwater Crossing series. More
When a classmate is diagnosed with leukemia, the students at Clearwater Crossing High School organize a fund-raising carnival. But after they've formed teams to work the booths, the members of one group find they couldn't be more different. There's aloof Melanie, the girl who has it all, and wannabe Nicole, who only wishes she did. Best friends Peter and Jenna jump at the chance to make a difference, while football jock Jesse sees a perfect opportunity to impress. Brooding Miguel keeps to himself, to the frustration of confident Leah. And tagalong Ben? He just wants to make some friends.
Soon the carnival is over, and the surprisingly close-knit team members drift back to their regular lives. But when an unexpected tragedy strikes, will the eight friends come together again? Or is it time to say good-bye?
Read the entire Clearwater Crossing series: #1 Get a Life #2 Reality Check #3 Heart & Soul #4 Promises, Promises #5 Just Friends #6 Keep the Faith #7 New Beginnings #8 One Real Thing #9 Skin Deep #10 No Doubt #11 More Than This #12 Hope Happens #13 Dream On #14 Love Hurts #15 What Goes Around #16 Tried & True #17 Just Say Yes #18 Prime Time #19 Now & Always #20 Don't Look Back
Laura Peyton Roberts is the author of numerous books for teens and tweens, including the Clearwater Crossing series, GHOST OF A CHANCE, THE QUEEN OF SECOND PLACE, QUEEN B, GREEN, and WALK ON WATER. Visit her at www.LauraPeytonRoberts.com.
When eight students band together to help a sick classmate at Missouri’s Clearwater Crossing High School, they have no idea how many people their efforts will eventually touch, or that the lives most changed will be their own. Begin the journey with them in these inspirational books for young adults.