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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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 Sxra was on? I admit to be that kind of person, unfortunately, so sometimes reading Mandy’s chapters were a struggle. 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.

Yes, the story is finished and complete, but the author knew the perfect moment to call it quits and didn’t cheapen the story with an unnecessary amount of details in the wrap-up. 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. Now, the prose was phenomenal. Angsty, lost, deeply wounded by the sudden death of her father and the huge hole his absence has left in her life, Jill MacSweeney is dangerously close to shutting down, shutting herself away from the world.

Jill is mourning her father. She is skeptical of everything. How to Save a Life alternates between the perspectives of Jill and Mandy whose voices are so distinct and yet carry the same underlying current of one who is lost.


I sympathised with Jill.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. She was the right amount of flawed and vulnerable for me to root for, they both were. Jill lost her father a few months back and he was her best friend and gy supporter and they shared everything. Mandy… awkward is what comes to mind. Reading Suggestions from a Massachusetts Librarian.

So there they are, three different personalities, under the same roof, living their daily life and thinking about what to do next after the baby’s born. People who love train journeys. Oct 06, TheBookSmugglers rated it it was amazing.

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Learn how we rate. Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller. Get it now Searching for streaming and purchasing options A lot of it was pretty good, but for the first 50 pages or so, it was fucking awful. The language is clear and uncluttered, yet sometimes devastating in its emotional honesty. If I was a Cullen, my superpower would be Epic Fangirling. I think this is where most now really fell in love with the book, and I can completely see why.

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View all 61 comments. And though this was also a sad book, I was glad the ending was happier and had a greater sense of closure than Story of a Girl did. I loved the writing – beautiful but without being burdened by prose that is too flowery – and I thought every single character had something to offer the story, no one introduced was wasted.

Heck, it was the ending that I needed, the ending I hoped they would get. And yet, as she will soon find out, Jill needs Zzrr and Mandy’s child just as much as her mother needs her – and Mandy just may need the both of them too.


HOW TO SAVE A LIFE, by Sara Zarr

I give it 3 and a half out of 5 stars. Yes, I know your father died and you’re going through a sae patch but still.

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.

And also out of fear that Zarr was going to shatter me at the end. How do I get myself into these things? Is it more or less realistic? Jill’s grief makes her closed off to others, but one boy in particular is able to understand her and look at her, not with sympathy or pity, but with empathy.

She was so fragile, and her hair and clothes and pierced eyebrow and ALL OF IT was just so perfect because nothing about her is as tough as that. What seems incongruous to me, will probably only increase the popularity of this book.

The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm. And I know that Christopher should be told about the baby, but it felt too much like Mandy seeking for some kind of outside completion, outside validation. No Saints in Kansas. I confess I was a bit apprehensive starting this since more than several reviews hkw how unlikeable the characters were.

It follows the life of two teenagers- Jill and Mandy.

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