The Vow
The Vow
The Vow
Jessica Martinez
When two teens with complex motives plan to marry, their friendship is put to the ultimate test in this compelling novel from the author of Virtuosity.Mo and Annie are just friends. Close friends, best friends, friends who love each other more than anyone else in the world—but just friends. No matter what anyone thinks, there’s simply no romance between them. Then the summer before senior year Mo’s father loses his job—and his work visa. Even though Mo has lived in America for most of his life, he’ll be forced to move to Jordan. The prospect of leaving his home is devastating, and he’s terrified to return to a world where he no longer belongs. So Annie proposes they tell a colossal lie: that they are in love. Mo agrees that marrying Annie is the only way he can stay, and Annie is desperate to help her friend. But what happens next may be enough to rip their relationship apart forever.

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  • Fiction

Age Level: 

  • Mature Young Adult
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The two main characters, Mo and Annie, are in trouble when Mo’s family is faced with moving back to Morocco. They’ve been inseparable for years, through Mo’s first couple months in the States and Annie’s recovery from the fate of her sister. These friends are close, but neither could ever think of the other romantically. However, they may need to change that if they want to keep Mo from leaving. The fine lines between right and wrong, loved and caged, and selfishness and independence are shown throughout the story.

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