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How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
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Jan 09, 2012

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bookshelves: young-adult, adoption-infertility
Read from January 07 to 08, 2012

** spoiler alert ** This book is interesting and has an interesting plot. There's mom, who is grieving about her deceased husband and has decided to adopt a baby from a girl named Mandy. No lawyers or contracts allowed. Mandy is 18 or 19, possibly 37 weeks pregnant with a boy, maybe. She has run away from home and Robin is the answer to her prayers. Jill is Robin's daughter, my favorite character. She is worried about her mom and this situation she is rushing into, can a baby replace a dead husband? Her father is gone, and her mom is bringing this strange girl into their household, but is Mandy being completely honest with her motives?

I liked this book, it was a nice and easy read. I love Jill's voice throughout this book because she reminds me so much of myself with her awkwardness and her sarcasm. I didn't give the book more stars because it loses it's realism towards the end, which disappointed me. This book didn't have to have a happy ending to be a really good book, in my opinion.
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message 1: by J (new) - rated it 5 stars

J I started to buy this book a couple of weeks ago.

Diana Janfra wrote: "I started to buy this book a couple of weeks ago."

You should check it out, it's an interesting read.

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