Boekverslag: Sam and Jenny
Title: Sam and Jenny
Author: John Rowe Townsend
This book is about a girl named Jenny Midhurst. She wants to make an album with photographs. She borrows her father's camera, a "Hasselblad" which is a very expensive camera. She goes to Brighton to make pictures with her best friend Susan. There she meets Sam Horsfall, who is a young student at the Polytechnic Photography Department. He is in a competition to make the best photographs for a calendar; the winner gets a three-month-trial on the Echo (it?s a newspaper). Somehow he loses his gear that he borrowed from the Polytechnic. In Brighton he sees Jenny with the camera and he asks Jenny if he can borrow her camera, because it's the same camera that he lost. Jenny tells him he may tell his story. When Sam is finished, she believes his story. Sam can borrow the camera of Jenny for a while, when he's finished he tells her that he will develop the photographs. Jenny gives Sam her address so that he can send her photographs. He loses the address and doesn't know how to reach her. Jenny tries to get in touch with Sam and sends a note to the Polytechnic. Sam receives the note; he immediately sends the photographs to Jenny. They haven?t found the gear that Sam lost in Brighton. Sam calls Jenny and he asks her if he could borrow the camera again, because he wants to take some shots in Stratford, Shakespeare's birthplace. He asks Jenny if she wants to join him there, but he's mostly interested in the camera and not in Jenny. Jenny likes joins him in Stratford, they are supposed to meet at the station but Sam is late. When they meet each other they take some shots and have lunch and go home. Nothing else happens. When Sam gets home, Elaine, a co-student at the Polytechnic, asks him if he wants to have lunch with her, he accepts the invitation and he gets attracted to her. When Sam gets sick, he is surprised when he gets a get-well card from Elaine and little by little he falls in love with her. Jenny is now out of the picture. But she comes in the picture again, because of a call from Aunt Edith. Sam has his birthday next week and Aunt Edith thinks that he has an affair with Jenny. So she invites Jenny, and Sam is angry at Aunt Edith about it. Sam probably wants to break up with Jenny. But Jenny is still coming to his birthday. Jenny comes with the camera because Sam needs it for another job. He can take some pictures of an opening for the Echo, but he has to do this on his birthday, they take some pictures and develop them, and they really get in the Echo. On monday, at school it was a miracle that he got the job for the Echo. Meanwhile Elaine gets sick. Sam goes to her house after school and there it happened: they kissed each other. And he promises her she can meet the director of the Echo. Now it's clear for Sam: no more meetings with Jenny. He cancels an appointment with Jenny for the next Saturday, because he has a meeting with the Echo and with Elaine. He goes to the Echo and he finds out that Elaine only wants to be with him because she wants the job too. Sam feels being used by her and he wants to make it up to Jenny. He calls her and apologizes to her and says that he is willing to come to her the next Saturday. He comes on saturday; they're going to Jenny's Gramp and grand parents everybody has a great time. When Sam is coming back from school, he discovers a call from the man who found all his gear he?s an Amateur Photographer. Now he doesn't need Jenny's camera anymore. But he wants to see Jenny, so he asks her to bring the camera along to York. In York they're going to take some shots. There they finally fall in love with each other. A week later Jenny returns from school when the phone rings. It's Sam; he tells her that he won the contest and that he should get a three-month-trial, but Elaine charmed the director of the Echo and she gets the job. After that Sam is offered a job at the company of Jenny's father.
Opinion: I really liked this book because I really wanted to know if Sam wanted Jenny or the camera.
- Sam and Jenny
- John Rowe Townsend
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