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How to Save a Life

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How to Save a Life

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$10.99 US | $14.49 CAN
Available Oct. 30, 2012

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  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Age Range: 12 & up
  • Grade Level: 7-17
  • Pages: 368
  • Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316036054

  About The Book

Sara Zarr's acclaimed novel now features an updated cover design.

Jill MacSweeny wishes everything could go back to normal. But since her father's death, she's been isolating herself from everyone who tries to support her. When her mom adopts a baby, it feels like she's somehow trying to fill Jill's father's void.

Mandy Kalinowski understands what it's like to grow up unwanted--to be raised by a mother who never intended to have a child. So when Mandy becomes pregnant, she knows that she wants a better life for her baby. What she doesn't know is if she will find someone to care for her, too.

As their worlds change, Jill and Mandy must learn to both let go and hold on, and that nothing is as easy-or as difficult-as it seems.

* "A rich tapestry of love and survival that will resonate...." -Booklist (starred review)


* "Woven together from two simple threads, the resulting tapestry is as beautiful as it is real. A story that will resonate beyond its final page." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

* "Filled with so many frustrations, so many dilemmas needing reasonable solutions, and so much hope and faith in the midst of sadness, Zarr's novel is a rich tapestry of love and survival that will resonate with even the most cynical readers." Booklist (starred review)


Zarr, Sara (1075519)

Sara Zarr was raised in San Francisco, California. She is the author of How to Save a Life, What We Lost, Sweethearts, The Lucy Variations, Gem & Dixie, and the National Book Award finalist Story of a Girl. She is also the coauthor of Roomies, with Tara Altebrando.

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