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How to Save a Life - Sara Zarr
How to Save a Life
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Jill MacSweeny just wishes everything could go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she's been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends--everyone who wants to support her. And when her mom decides to adopt a baby, it feels like she's somehow trying to replace a lost family... show more
Jill MacSweeny just wishes everything could go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she's been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends--everyone who wants to support her. And when her mom decides to adopt a baby, it feels like she's somehow trying to replace a lost family member with a new one. Mandy Kalinowski understands what it's like to grow up unwanted--to be raised by a mother who never intended to have a child. So when Mandy becomes pregnant, one thing she's sure of is that she wants a better life for her baby. It's harder to be sure of herself. Will she ever find someone to care for her, too?As their worlds change around them, Jill and Mandy must learn to both let go and hold on, and that nothing is as easy--or as difficult--as it seems.Critically acclaimed author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr delivers a heart-wrenching story, told from dual perspectives, about the many roads that can lead us home.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316036061 (0316036064)
Pages no: 341
Edition language: English
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Meh rated it
5.0 How to Save a Life
I remember reading this book and immediately wanting to tell everyone about, but also wanting to keep it for myself. I loved the characters, the story, the vibe of the book. I definitely would add this to the short list of books I'd re-read.
 Leah's Bookish Obsession
Leah's Bookish Obsession rated it
4.5 How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
This is not my usual kind of read... Synopsis: Jill MacSweeney just wishes everything could go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she’s been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends—everyone who wants to support her. And when her mom decides to adopt a baby, it feels lik...
My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
4.0 How To Save A Life by Sara Zarr
The more I read about Mandy, the more I despised her. She really got under my skin, this girl was confused yet I didn’t know if she had a mental issue or if she was manipulative. After reading the book, I was still baffled and I feared for what lies ahead. I partner-read this with a good friend and ...
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The Messenger Reviews rated it
2.0 How to Save a Life (How to Save a Life #1)
I wanted to like this book a lot more than I did. I saw it a few years ago in a bookstore and thought it looked really good. I added it to the list of books that I should read, and when I saw it in the library a few days ago, I picked it up and took it home. Now, a part of me wished that I had left ...
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even with nougat, you can have a perfect moment rated it
0.0 How to Save a Life
It's a jagged thing in my throat, how much I miss her. This is a sweet, wistful little book, that is completely implausible in concept, but rather deftly written. The basic plot is that Jill's mum takes in a young girl who is pregnant as she (the mum) is going to adopt the baby when it is born, at w...
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