Editorial Reviews. Review. Author One-on-One: Jenny Han Interviews Sara Zarr Jenny Han. Author Jenny Han recently sat down with Sara Zarr to. Book Review: How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr. Posted on October 12, Title: How to Safe a Life. Author: Sara Zarr. Genre: Contemporary, Young Adult. 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.

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How can her mother even think of bringing life to a home so ridden in death? They were very Thank you to my good friend, Shellie, here on GR for sending me this book with a high recommendation. How she latched onto Alex. And I can assure you, I never expected to find that in this book, but the fact that I did spoke volumes.

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One of the reasons this romance is so strong is because it is built upon conversation. How to Save a Life, by Sara Zarr. Absent but mentioned, apart but disjointed, the boys in How to Save a Life are more than just the catalysts for their women. Around the Zarf i Mandy was so shallow and stupid, but I worried about her.

She thinks her mom is trying to patch a whole in her heart with this baby. View all 3 comments. Everybody I know loves this book but I just didn’t for some reason. Oct 11, Kristy rated it liked it. This is one of those books where I can’t understand pife meaningful connection that everyone seems to have made to the storyline and the characte After writing a review with a bajillion edits that ended up being longer than the original review itself, I thought, “Screw this, I’m just throwing it all out and starting from scratch.


One astute friend of mine pointed out the biggest flaw of this work to me – its utterly predictable outcome – and I absolutely agree with it, however the novel was so marvelously consuming that I didn’t even realize that the ending was exactly the one I wished for.

What seems incongruous to me, will probably only increase the popularity of jow book. Mandy Kalinowski is ti pregnant girl in question, and she’s always known how it saave to be unwanted.

How to Save a Life

Alienates herself and everyone. Tender tale of pregnant teen celebrates hope after loss.

Aug 09, Alyssa rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The ending is much too happy, the characters forgive too easily, and come around all Some books touch you without explaining why. Set preferences to see our top age-appropriate picks for your kids. If I was a Cullen, my superpower would be Epic Fangirling. Like Jill, Mandy has been torn apart by the loss and longing that comes from a broken family.

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It was just very pleasant and easy to listen to. And it’s been almost a year sitting on my to-read shelf. Jill lost her father a few months back and he was her best friend and main supporter and they shared everything.

Be the first to review this title. All the characters caught up in their own grief and fears and Zarr set out to change them, to save them, through each other. Mexicanos puede haber indios, blancos, negros, mulatos, etc.


I do have some praise for her ending and it is this view spoiler [ Lice every time a YA author starts a story and the main character has a boyfriend they are constantly falling into this cop out ending that really irritates me. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in Image, Hunger Mountain online, and Response. Oh, but I also ached for her so much, too.

I have no idea what is wrong with me. And also out of fear that Zarr was going to shatter me at the end. She’s quickly becoming one of my sources of inspiration online, and I like that her books reflect what she believe in. How to Save a Life. It is amazing to look at the way Miss Zarr string a couple of words together and creates such sentences that you want to stop and reread them to try and absorb their meaning.

Dec 11, Annalisa rated it really liked it Recommended to Annalisa by: Essentially, she is a mean bitch. Being my first book from Sara Zarr I came into this book with no expectations.

Grief is such a supremely personal experience and How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr spelled that out for you brilliantly.

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