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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De cuando metes un embarazo precoz, trastorno mental, duelo por la muerte de un ser querido, diversidad racial por puro fetiche para contar la historia de blancos salvando blancos por puro hacer llorar a tu lector por medio del amor y el dinero. I think this sounds like something I might enjoy — thanks! They coerce you to ponder about the story, the characters, the words.

But as her due date grows nearer, she’s faced with doubts: Mar 29, Nomes rated it it was amazing Shelves: I do not mean a love triangle. Struggling with her identity, redefining herself after her dad’s death and figuring out what she wants and who she wants to be is difficult enough, but then having to accept this new person into your life who’ll provide you with a baby sister, puts on even more pressure to come to terms with her grief, with her future and the need to move on, embrace life and take risks again.

Honestly, I thought both characters were unlikeable. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. When Jill runs into the persistent and patient Ravi Desai, however, she finds out maybe there is such a thing as second chances, if only she can have the faith to trust the world again. Read it Forward Read it first.

At least this is how they all initially seem to be. You make people uncomfortable.


HOW TO SAVE A LIFE, by Sara Zarr

How to Save a Life. The train station is deserted, and the driver didn’t have the decency to stick around and see to it that the young, pregnant girl is okay. I really liked and appreciated this one, too, though it was a difficult read at times. Quotes from How to Save a Life.

In fact, the changes that happened to them didn’t feel like changes at all — they were choices. As a little more of their history was shown, I saw that just like Once Was Lost and Sweethearts, this is another quietly emotional story of second chances. The Dragon Ridge Tombs.

To feel them, to taste them, like they are something palpable. Thanks Crystal for sending me this one!!! My ARC shows two empty benches.

How to Save a Life Book Review

She portrays so well the phenomenon of pushing people away out of fear of rejection or abandonment that instead of not liking her angry girls, you feel nothing but compassion for them, even when their fear leads them safe behave less than admirably. For some reason, grief and romance go so well together – not entirely sure why – but for the first time, I think I understood.

How to Save a Life is so so so good.

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A new family and a new beginning is formed from the wreckage of four lives, bringing me to tears with the emotive subject matters of abuse, grief and fear for the future and the truly deep and realistic observations in the writing, together with fact that four lives, not one or two, are saved, make this a rare and favourite read.

The story follows Jill as how she opens up again and gains acceptance of her father’s death. Mandy never finds out, Jill never regrets it, and the plot sort of just forgets about it. Rhapsody in Books Weblog. Your purchase helps us remain independent and ad-free. It follows the life of two teenagers- Jill and Mandy. Cuando pienso en este libro, pienso en aquella idea que promulga que los closets son construcciones sociales debido a la cosa tan simple que se tiene asumido que todos deben ser heterosexuales.

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The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential. In this sense, both Jill and Mandy felt very real, and I cared about them and their situations. Maybe this baby is a good thing and I’m just not seeing it. It was refreshing to read about the mother-daughter bond that is conveniently absent in most of the YA, courtesy the least resistant path for The Boyfriend to come and go as he pleases.

Oh, but I also ached for her so much, too.

They were two characters from the opposite ends of the spectrum, clashing horribly at first. But that awkwardness, that lack of something becomes increasingly distressing when the story progresses and she reveals more of herself. Each novel feels original. On that count I’m right. She has had a tough life.

Read by my eyes. Moreover, this book is so much more than a tale of two girls who grow to find solitude and acceptance in each other. They were very Thank you to my good friend, Shellie, here on GR for sending me this book with a high recommendation.

It was nothing like I thought it was going to be, but turned out to be a good story. And if you encounter a bit of a slow start like I did, know that it is well worth continuing on. This story held special meaning for me since I was also pregnant around the same age as Mandy, and I felt the author did an okay job telling Mandy’s POV.