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It's disney, if i recall correctly. Help me Submitted by Trinity Heil not verified on October 14, - am. I feel in love with this book when I was in middle school.
It is about a popular rich girl that is killed in a drunk driving accident and she wrote letters either about or to a lower class boy. She lived on this mountain. Someone, I think her brother gave the boy the letters. The girl and boy would meet at a bridge and talk or have sex. The car fogged up and she would write on the windows and one moment the guy talked about how she got into the water in a dress or something like that. They were in high school and no one knew about them. It started in the summer and went into the winter I think.
The boy had a group of friends and one of them was a girl. His initials started with a j,g,c. I think his name started with a c like Colton or that was one of the characters. Do you remember the names of Submitted by Guest not verified on December 7, - am. Do you remember the names of at least one character? I remember the guys name is Submitted by Rennie Pirt not verified on February 9, - am.
I remember the guys name is Nicholas and her fathers name was Owen and her mothers name was Lucy. Is probably what you are looking for.
The dragon used their breath to heat the cheese right? I don't know though, I recall the dragon isn't given a gender though and so everyone says IT or masteress. There is an ogre who is a count, I think, and a lot of people are uneasy about him-including the girl, but later her opinion of him changes. The ogre can also shapeshift. There was also a boy who trained cats, or a cat, can't recall. The girl comes to the city? I remember enjoying this book when I was little.
That part where the dragon heated the cheese, that image for some odd reason has really never left my mind! I can almost remember the words. Hope this helped. Book title Submitted by Olivia not verified on July 3, - pm. Recent; immigrant has emigrated from Cameroon sp? They return to Cameroon. Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue! Hat in the bag Tomy leader Submitted by Guest not verified on August 22, - pm. Hat in the bag Tomy leader.
Dragon, girl and cheese Submitted by Ginger not verified on July 7, - am. Was it roasted, the cheese, with cats, an ogre? It starts with the girl on a boat, has her money stolen, and after docking, meets the dragon in the city square? If yes please let me know, I read it recently, and will continue to rack my brain. Grilled Cheese and Dragons by Nancy Krulik!