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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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There are a lot of threads like that, threads that begin and go nowhere, and others that come out of nowhere and are resolved with no buildup.

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Based on 3 reviews. Although all Mandy knows is that she is beautiful, her heart is kind and she quickly finds a family to adopt her child. I think Zarr has a talent for writing and ssve were a few times throughout the book that got me a little emotional with Mandy’s story but overall I just didn’t care for this book.

There aren’t any reviews yet. But I’ll understand if Jill decides to choose the new one because sometimes you just need someone new who gets you even more. Overall, How to Save a Life is a story of family and love, and how that kind of love can really save a life.

Mar 29, Nomes rated it it was amazing Shelves: I’m actually ohw a YA prego book. She discovers that its alright to be wrong once in a while. So that leaves me with Jill.


HOW TO SAVE A LIFE, by Sara Zarr

I mean, just imagine the kind of life where your mother accuses you for being a burden. It is on my radar.

Notify me of new posts via email. How to Save a Life was one of those books for me. But none of them were as simple as I had first pegged. She moves in with them as agreed, and she finds Robin to be a very nice person, even if her daughter Jill never ,ife Mandy. Return to Book Page. Someone reviewed this Julie perhaps?

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You know, how there are 2 types of books. Quotes from How to Save a Life. She was just like that. Yes, she has an excuse – her dad’s death – but she is still a very unpleasant person – cynical, rude and off-putting. We display eara minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate.

So, this was a mixed bag. O sea, sata igual a racismo detectado. Mandy, on the other hand, is pregnant teen and comes from a highly dysfunctional family. She has lost most of her friends. Summing up, To Miss Zarr, To the people who haven’t read this yet, you really don’t wanna miss this one.

Mandy and Jill have very distinct personalities and voices. I thought that Jill should have had to own up to a few things throughout the book and for tk reason the author just gave her a by on all of it. That she stepped out and offered herself to strangers.

She is skeptical of everything.

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

I felt that everything about this book was just a lot more polished than Story of a Girland it was wholly more satisfying for it. See 2 questions about How to Save a Lifeā€¦. And the entire point of Jill’s arc was apparently supposed to be that she was getting over her father’s death and becoming a better person, but there was too much reasonless forgiveness and not enough of Jill regretting what she’d done.


For whatever reason I find the cover makes me feel lonely. This entry was posted in Book Review and tagged Book Review. Mandy, on the other hand, is someone who I would probably steer clear from if I met someone like her in real life.

The plot involves fairly common topics in Young Adult: She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband, and online at www. In the interviews I’ve done about How to Save a Life thus far, nine times out of ten I’m asked if I worried that one of the characters, Jill, was unsympathetic or unlikeable.

They were so strong and caring and patient and so sweet and provided most of the comic relief. When Jill runs into the persistent and patient Ravi Desai, however, she finds out maybe there hhow such a thing as second chances, if lice she can have the faith to trust the world again. Jill was more of a typical, privileged-but-not-spoiled, teenage girl.

Zarr’s writing reminds me of Kristin Hannah for YA. A tip of the hat liife Sara Zarr.