The Pact: A Love Story by Jodi Picoult [Christine, Takapuna Library]
Chris and Emily have been friends forever; they have grown up next door to each other, always best mates. Their families are also close with many shared festivities and celebrations. Quietly there is the expectation that Chris and Em will marry and the families will be in-laws, closer than ever. As they mature into their teens, Chris's love for Em becomes romantic and sexual, but for the first time Em is out of step with him. She still sees Chris as a brother, someone to clown around with, a study partner, an ally when her parents are being unreasonably strict, a confidant... then she asks Chris to do the impossible.
Title:The Pact: A Love Story Author: Jodi Picoult ISBN: 9780060858803 Published: 2005 Published: W. Morrow - Christine, Takapuna Library