The Grown Ups by Robin Antalek: The summer he’s 15, Sam enjoys, for a few secret months, the unexpected attention of Suzie. However, at the end of the summer, Sam’s world unexpectedly shatters when Suzie moves away because her parents are trying to save their marriage. Watching her parents’ marital troubles escalate, Suzie takes on the responsibility of raising her two younger brothers and plans an early escape to college. Though Suzie misses Sam, she deeply misses her closest friend Bella. Years later, a chance meeting with Sam’s older brother will reunite her with both Sam and Bella and force her to confront her past and her friends.
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