What would you do to keep your best friend with you?
Annie and Mo are best friends --- nothing more. They see each other every day and wouldn't change anything about it, but everything is changing. Mo's dad just lost his job and by extension, his work visa. Now he and his family are going to be deported back to Jordan.
"Jessica Martinez, without a doubt, creates another wonderful, rich story in THE VOW...It’s another amazing, top-notch, unique story that every teen should have the chance to pick up."
Annie, heartbroken, refuses to let that happen, so she does the first thing that comes to mind --- she proposes. Mo says yes because he knows it’s the only reason that ensures him being able to stay in the U.S.. They didn't realize how much they would be giving up, and they definitely didn’t realize how much trouble they could get into for doing something that might not be legal.
Jessica Martinez, without a doubt, creates another wonderful, rich story in THE VOW. She manages to pull apart what it really means to have a real best friend and figuring out what you would really be able to give up, or not give up, for them. It’s another amazing, top-notch, unique story that every teen should have the chance to pick up.
THE VOW contains such amazing characters that face such prejudice and judgment from the small southern town around them, yet you still manage to fall in love with them and their stories. You might even find yourself wiping away a tear or two at the end of the book. This book contains very real problems and evokes some very real feelings. Readers will be compelled to reopen the front cover immediately after they just closed the back cover.
Reviewed by Harman K. on October 21, 2013