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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Not that the other characters weren’t good they were, and they were very fun to read or the plot was bad it wasn’t, although the predictability factor is high. More importantly, it contains two fascinating main characters. How To Save A Life felt like that for me. Q you like YA, give this one This was really good. Mandy has a horrible life at home with an abusive step zzrr so she moves in with Robin and Jill for the last few months of her pregnancy.

I had an idea how it would all turn out, but I savd couldn’t I love Sara Zarr. Buy the Audiobook Download: They were just so real.

You make people uncomfortable. 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.


Omg, thats the reason i picked up the book in the 1st place! She is angry, sad, jealous and confused. In her mind though, she really loves him.

The Best Parts Dylan. December 10, 22 20 Dec 19, The story was pretty simple and straightforward. All the characters in this books are great and the writing style really add up to my satisfaction. Jill’s mom is shown as capable and loving. Everybody I know loves this book but I just didn’t for some reason. Please try again later.

They were just innocent lies, said to soothe and uplift Robin’s numb heart. Not remotely tart like.

How to Save a Life

And yet, as she will soon find out, Jill needs Mandy and Mandy’s child just as much as her mother needs her – and Mandy just may need the both of them too. Little, Brown and Company Publication date: Alas, you are not so lucky — because I am a wordy betch, and I really like to get my fangirl on. It is hard to explain what made me love this book, the words are hard to find.

It all unfolds beautifully in the story, and it filled my heart with so much love for these two girls that I just want the best for them too. 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. And then I wonder, Does Sara Zarr have a dog? I could imagine how it felt when your own mother “seems” to love and get along very easily with other girl of the same age than with you.


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Did it seriously never cross her mind for the first pages? The ro can relate to each of them because they are so universal. It felt like someone was squeezing my heart.

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But as she learns more about Mandy’s troubled past, she begins to realize that her boyfriend’s observation is true: Others it was funny and quirky. Be the first to review this title. Mandy Kalinowski is the pregnant girl in question, and she’s always known how it feels to be unwanted.