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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Oh, but I also ached for her so much, too. Mandy was a hard character for me to like. If this was supposed to be a stream-of-consciousness of Jill and Mandy’s thoughts, I might’ve been able to understand it, but the way it was here, it seemed more like Zarr couldn’t go five words without cutting herself off. She is angry, defiant, grieving.

This book was moving. I think this is where most people really fell in love with the book, and I can completely see why. This is a story about Mandy and Jill finding peace and certainty within themselves, and learning to trust. I do not mean a love triangle. Want to Read saving….

Jill sees this as a HUGE problem. They all have huge faults, they’re all creatively insane, and they each have their stupid moments.

I felt bad and sad every time I read her part. What’s weird, though, is that the cover on Goodreads shows a girl on the bench to the right. Where Jill came from a regular home with loving parents and a group of chatty friends, Mandy never knew her father and was unfamiliar with the concept of friends.


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HOW TO SAVE A LIFE, by Sara Zarr

How to Save a Life was one of those books for me. Es un muy buen desarrollado show, not tell. Mandy is the biological mother and her story was definitely harder for me to read but again her character just didn’t quite get there for me. If I was a Cullen, my superpower would be Epic Fangirling. Mandy and Jill have very distinct personalities and voices. The problem was something that a lot of people noticed – neither narrator was likable. 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?

Is it any good? 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.

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

Next chapter in popular series deals with teen pregnancy. Sorry this is my second question but i was only alowed so many characters. Through the perspectives of two teen girls, HOW TO SAVE A LIFE explores two extremely intense, emotional, and dramatic experiences — the sudden death of a parent and an unplanned teen pregnancy and all the complications, pain, loss, fear, love, and hope that can arise from each — in a compelling and page-turning way that never resorts to melodrama or forced emotion.


You are commenting using your Facebook account. Will she ever find someone to care for her, too? All her relationships are strained: We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. Despite how cheesy the quote seems, How to Save a Life is a tale on overcoming the hardships you face in your life.

Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. October 18, Publisher’s recommended age s: 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.

Or maybe it will be a black hole that will suck us in and tear us to bits. It is on my radar. Nicola Yoon 2-Book Bundle: Is it more or less realistic?

Excerpts and ljfe may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Rhapsody In Books with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. I’m a big fan of Sara Zarr, not just her books but her posts at the Good Letters blog. Refresh and try again.

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So, let’s agree on one thing first: Tides of the Dark Crystal 3. She really doesn’t know who she is anymore. She was polar different lire Jill.

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