Carlie and Gordie…
They had know each other since early childhood. Gordie had moved into the house behind Carlie’s when she had been only five years old. They had been inseparable for seven years until Gordie’s father had received another assignment and moved his family to Germany. For four long years Carlie had missed Gordie.
Now he had written her to tell her they were coming home. Carlie was having a fit. Had he changed over the years? Would he still be her best friend? Or would they greet each other as strangers?
- Has black teen characters but does not has race as a plot while not erasing the racial dimensions of the characters.
- Friendship between a boy and girl. The story centers this strong relationship it could be said that this is the true love story.
- Subplot which I will not reveal because spoilers but I liked it and it added dimensions to the main conflict.
- The shortness/there needed be a some sort of subplot or something that went beyond Carlie dealing with Gordie.
- There was not enough put into the main plot or subplots that did exist.
Subplots that could have been beefed up
A. Friendship between Gordie and Carlie
B. Gordie *spoiler* plot
C. Carlie life outside of Gordie
The As If
There was some questionable things presented such as Gordie saying one girl was the bad girl who he would date but Carlie is the good girl who he would take home.
Felt a way about how the family took Carlie on like she was the wife or something to Gordie. I don’t know how to exactly explain it but it felt like too much for a teenager girl to take on.
If this was printed today…
– there would be at least a 100 more pages
-there would be more subplots and a beefed up main plot
-it probably would not be painted as a romance (but also I feel I read it as a romance based on the cover and the “first love from silhouette”/”Americas favorite teenage romance” tags so it may be based on my assumptions because the synopsis does not read at all like romance)