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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See 2 questions about How to Save a Life…. I don’t read a lot of teen dramas, but this book has lots of good reviews so I wanted to read it. If that makes sense. At one point I looked down at the page number — because I felt like I already knew them so well — and you know what page I was on? Little, Brown and Company Publication date: And then I wonder, Does Sara Zarr have a dog? Recommended for girls and damn brave 8th grade boys. Sorry this is my second question but i was only alowed so many characters.

I identify with Jill. People who like bad Mexican food and pancakes.

Review of “How To Save A Life” by Sara Zarr | Rhapsody in Books Weblog

I can understand why Mandy didn’t talk about it, but why didn’t she think about it? It’s a story about finding a sense of belonging, listening to sace truth of one’s self and trusting your instincts. See how we rate. A realistic look at being a teen parent. The choice to do something right, to think of others first, the choice to love in spite of and because of things they cannot understand.


How to Save a Life

I felt for each and every one of the characters. First and foremost, it must be noted sqve I fell hard for the romance in this novel.

Maybe not love them, but understand them and revel in their growth and transformation.

I like Mandy’s friendliness though it sometimes annoying and stupid. The author manages to steer the plot so gracefully that there isn’t a dull moment.

I have a tendency to keep to myself and hold people at a distance sometimes. Stay up to date on new reviews.

I loved your last line in the evaluation. Jan 10, Minutes Young Adult Buy.

HOW TO SAVE A LIFE, by Sara Zarr

The side characters – Robin, Ravi, whoever Jill’s boyfriend was named – also felt fully-formed and somewhat interesting. Awkward… but sadly never quite that sweet-awkward combination to have me feeling protective of her. Jill MacSweeney just wishes everything could go back to normal. Sep 02, Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves: Someone reviewed this Julie perhaps?

As far as Zarr’s writing goes I think she’s a fantastic writer, and I will check out more of her books. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, and online at www. For kids who love discussing books. Mandy was an interesting character.


Yes, I know your father died and you’re going through a rough patch but still. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

HOW TO SAVE A LIFE, by Sara Zarr | Christina Lauren

She is angry, defiant, grieving. Mothers with daughters will especially appreciate this book, because it is as much a depiction of mothering as a book about growing up. I didn’t worry about it. So, this was a mixed bag. If I weren’t so busy I may have had finished it so soon. 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. Because like I said… jeez, these girls were difficult to love and these guys have the patience of a saint.