Sunday, August 26, 2012
Review: How To Save A Life
By Sara Zarr
Genre YA contemporary
Recommended by Me
First sentence I'm writing in response to your Love Grows post from Christmas Day.
Told from two perspectives is the story of two very different girls with different upbringings and how their lives come together.
What it has going for it
First off, if you haven't read a Sara Zarr book before GET TO IT! She's truly an amazing author with stories that actually make you feel something! Anywho, back to this one. As usual, I found my self loving the characters and how real they and their situations felt. Ugh, I hate writing reviews for books I liked. I never know how to articulate my feelings. I specifically liked the characters in this one. There was an element of cliche in each of them but it worked. I liked the message I took away from it. I swear I keep reading books that are exactly what I need to read right now in my life and this one was no exception. :)
I did enjoy this one, I really did, but I thought the ending was a little too neat. I kept hoping it wouldn't end the way it did. I was OK with it but I'd have preferred something a little more realistic.
I loved when Jill elbowed Ravi in the face. It made me laugh and feel bad for the poor guy.
Yea or Nay?
Did you not hear me? I told you to read a Sara Zarr book and this one will do. ;)