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Saving Bobby

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  124 Ratings  ·  58 Reviews
When Bobby's world came crashing down on his thirteenth birthday, he knew his life would never be the same again. After losing most of his family before ever becoming a teenager, Bobby was determined not to lose the only person who ever truly loved him and was always their for him-his mom. Struggling with the fear of losing his mother to cancer, Bobby takes it upon himself ...more
Paperback, 246 pages
Published November 25th 2011 (first published November 19th 2011)
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Ema
Dec 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!!
I truely enjoy Saving Bobby. There were so many different things that made this book great. There was passion for the love of a son to a mother. Hope, laughter, a journey of friendship, and bravery. In the end, you will be shocked with such delight at how the story unfolds with all the characters. I can't wait for new books by this wonderful author. A must read!!!
De Jr.
Jan 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: native-s-reads
Absolutely Enchanting, sonrisa... I feel so extremely Blessed to have had the privilege of reading this novel. I found myself experiencing a range of emotion more beautiful than I could have ever expected, sonrisa....This read touches the very core of who you are while Inspiring your very Hearts Soul...A Must Read!!!!
Russell
Dec 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I must mention that I don't read books. I find them hard for me, but I must tell you that I read this one and couldn't put it down. I found out how to get in touch with the storyline and I can tell you that I will now read more.

This book was interesting and emotional and very well written. I would recommend it to anyone of any age.
Connie Garcia
Nov 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: done-reading
When Bobby's world came crashing down on his thirteenth birthday he knew his life would never be the same again. After losing most of his family before ever becoming a teenager. Bobby was determined not to lose the only person who had truly loved him and was always there for him; his mom. Struggling with the fear of losing his mother to cancer Bobby takes it upon himself running away in search for a way to save her. Along Bobby's journey, he meets Annie, a 'runaway.' Together, they embark on a r ...more
Anne (Angel Anne Reviews) Nelson
At a very young age Bobby's father left him and his mother to their own devices, now 8 yrs later they both realize that he isn't coming back and their life must go on.

On his 13th birthday his mother insists on throwing him a party, in honor of officially becoming a teenager on his way to adulthood, becoming a young man. But little did he know his whole and world as he knew it was about to come tumbling down around him.

From a child to a teenager with the weight of the world on his shoulders Bobby
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Jacquie Talento
May 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Cattabriga, you brought me to tears numerous times with this story, it was fantastic. What a heart-felt story you wrote. More so, what a priveledge it was to read it.
This story is about a 13 year old named Bobby who’s celebrating with the few friends that he and his mom have at his birthday. She has a special friend named Tony that visits her often and owns a meat market. Bobby’s favorite friend of all is his Uncle Johnny. Johnny is in the military and is missing but Bobby feels he will see
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Books
Jun 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
“Saving Bobby” is a lovely, heartwarming story about a young boy undertaking an extraordinary journey to save the life of the one person he loves most – his mother. Told with sheer honesty from the point of view of a thirteen year old boy whose life unexpectedly changes for the worse in a matter of minutes, we get to know Bobby as an ordinary and uncomplicated kid whose life revolves around that of his mother, and the lengths he would go to, to save her.

This book has surpassed all my expectation
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Lea-Ellen
This book is about several weeks in the life of a 13 year old boy who goes through a life-altering event. He's on a quest to save his beloved mother from organ failure. He meets a teenage girl along the way who changes his view of important things. She accompanies him on his quest. God is one of the focal points of the story, but it's not preachy, and the story is about other things too. The story is told from Bobby's POV. It's engrossing and a lovely story for ALL ages. There is quite a wonderf ...more
Deborah Neil
May 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Saving Bobby was an excellent read that I could hardly put it down. I gave it a 5 star rating. It is s very touching and moving Christian book. There are so many life changing events for the characters that it really gets intense, but in a good way. I love how God is incorporated into this book. This is a must read book in my opinion! @:)








De P
Jan 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A very sweet and, at times, bittersweet tale of a young man and his love for his mom. A nice way to portray a young man's relationships and coming to have a relationship with God. Easy and enjoyable reading for many ages.
Alissa Ackerman
I got this as a free Kindle book, so for that matter, i shouldn't be so hard on it.
I apologize ahead of time for my very frank review.

Hearing the synopsis, first off, it sounded inspiring, and it sounded like it had some similarities to a story that i had started writing.
So, i was hoping it could give me some ideas for how to make my book flow well.
With that mindset, though, i became extra critical of every possible detail.

The spelling and grammar wasn't too great(of course, there's been much w
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Wanda Hartzenberg
Saving Bobby was from start to finish a delightful read!
I love Christian literature as long as I don't get the idea that the author is preaching!
Never once did I get that impression with this book. as a matter of fact this book has two of the most fundamental values I hold dear in Christian literature and life. First of all I do not believe that saying you are a Christian makes you a Christian, I believe that living a good Christian life is what makes one a true Christian. Saving Bobby was a st
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Julie
Jan 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ebook: Saving Bobby
Author: Crystal Cattabriga
Fiction, paranormal
This review may contain spoilers
I was given this by the author for an honest review
Summary: AWARD WINNING BOOK FOR READERS FAVORITE
GOLD AWARD FOR BEST CHRISTIAN FICTION
When Bobby's world came crashing down on his thirteenth birthday, he knew his life would never be the same again. After losing most of his family before ever becoming a teenager, Bobby was determined not to lose the only person who ever truly loved him and was always
...more
Patricia Kemp Blackmon
Dec 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads

Thirteen year old Bobby is on a quest to find more time or a kidney donor for his mom. She is in desperate need of a new kidney due to cancer. She is all he has left in this world. He has no other relatives other than his uncle and they recently got notice from the military that his uncle is missing in action. But he doesn't believe them, he feels in his gut that his uncle is alive.

Bobby is staying with a family friend while his mom is in the hospital. He decides to sneak out one night without
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Loraine
SUMMARY: When Bobby's world came crashing down on his thirteenth birthday, he knew his life would never be the same again. After losing most of his family before ever becoming a teenager, Bobby was determined not to lose the only person who ever truly loved him and was always there for him—his mom. Struggling with the fear of losing his mother to cancer, Bobby takes it upon himself running away in search for a way to save her. Along Bobby's journey, he meets Annie, a runaway. Together, they emba ...more
Candy
Jun 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
In the first chapter is tells you about Bobby's family dynamics,which sadly is made up of his mom,him, and his uncle that is MIA.His daddy ran out on them and other family members have passed away.Bobby's mom is a single mom doing her best to raise a teenage boy with love and discipline.Bobby does his best to be a good boy.He doesn't really have any friend but puts all his time and energy into excelling in school.Reading this first chapter I could relate because I am single mom of a teen girl an ...more
Monica
May 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
"Saving Bobby" is amazingly, the most heartwarming story I've read all year. You will not be disappointed when you pick this one up. I was given this book by the author herself, and I am so glad that I got the chance to read it. This is not my usual genre, but this story won me over.

Thirteen year-old Bobby's life starts to turn for the worst on his thirteenth birthday. When he finds out that his mother is sick from cancer, and does not have that long to live, he does everything in his power to s
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Bex 'n' Books
Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bex-n-books-ya
Overall, I really enjoyed Crystal Cattabriga's Saving Bobby. This lovely Christian teenage fiction novel, follows Bobby, a 13 year old boy, who comes face to face with a terrifying and harsh reality. Whilst in the process of running away searching for help, he begins to discover that there's much more to life and faith.

Bobby's character has been effectively and developed; he is a character that is easy to cheer for and follow. The description and level of detail that Crystal Cattabriga includes
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Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
On Bobby's 13th birthday, his mother collapses in front of a room full of their friends. Bobby learns at the hospital that his mother is dying of cancer and the only hope of saving her is a kidney transplant. But she still has several people in front of her on the donor list. Bobby decides he doesn't have time to wait on God to intervene. He is not even sure he believes in God. So Bobby takes off on a journey in search of a cure for his mother. The people he meets along the way will change Bobby ...more
Lisa Markson
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Saving Bobby by Crystal Cattabriga

My opinions on the fantastic book Saving Bobby by Crystal Cattabriga are hard to put into words because I am crying uncontrollably.  This was a touching and heartfelt book that I could put down.  It was such a nice change to read a book that didn't rely on violence and sex in order to sell a book.  Bobby was a thirteen year old boy who is being raised by a single mother.  On his birthday his life was going to become a enlightening and incredible journey that cou
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Autumn
May 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I got this book from the author her self, and I am very grateful that I did. It was a wonderful read, and it made me realize some things in my own life. One there is always someone out there with more troubles or problems than you. Two, God is always around you even when you think he is not. Three cherish the people around you. Four try and pay some kindness forward.

This is a Christian book, and though I have not read many from this genre every time I read one I feel good inside. Saving Bobby,
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Katrina
Apr 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Crystal writes heartwarming and inspirational religious based stories. Stories of faith, determination and about believing.

Im not normally one to read this genre, its not that Im not religious, but find at time authors tend to push the barriers of the religion. IN this case Crystal does not. She creates a compelling storyline filled with depth and emotion, to give the reader a heartfelt positive story of belief.

I found the story a litle slow at first, but moving on I found the whole plot and c
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Christina Cessna
Jul 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Marie McGregor
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Saving Bobby is the story of a boy who comes to understand what God means to him in his life and how it relates to others in his life. Bobby is devasted on his 13th Birthday when his mother is suddenly hospitalized with cancer in both kidneys. On Bobby’s runs away from home on a journey to save his mother; during his journey, he meets people who teach him about God’s unconditional love in a very gentle way. The story is told through the eyes of Bobby, the title character as he tells of the peopl ...more
Jennifer  Davis
Mar 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is about a 13 year old boy and his journey to save to one thing that is most precious to him, but much, much more! I have to admit, this book isn't my normal genre, but came highly recommended by several people. Since I value their opinion, I decided to give it a try. I am so glad that I did! It took me longer to read this book than it usually takes for me. Why? Well, I didn't want to put it down, but had to several times due to being in tears and couldn't read the words. I found mysel ...more
Sytrujillo
Jun 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Sytrujillo by: Given to me from the Author
I got this book from the author her self, and after receiving and reading it in a few days I am truly grateful that I did. It was a fantastic read,I truly was touched by this book and I can not wait to read more from Crystal Cattabriga.It also made me realize some things in my own life as well.Being a Christian genre book I was a bit unsure as to what to expect, but You get a good feeling inside a sense of belief and faith. I will have to admit It was a little bit of a tear jerker for me :). You ...more
Dianne
Nov 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
First, I must stress that this is a wonderful book for younger readers! The writing is easy to read, very descriptive without being overpowering and the mindset is that of a young boy!

Bobby's mom has cancer and needs a kidney transplant NOW or she will die. She is all he has, so, with the wisdom of a 13 year old boy, he sets off to find her a doctor who can get her a kidney. Along the way, a young girl, Annie befriends him, talks to him about God and the power of prayer, all while helping him on
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Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Mar 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: to all genres
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: Crystal Cattabriga Author
6******s out of 5 OMG!! What a tear jerker indeed! I can't count how many time my heart was ripped out and laying on the floor with a half a box of used tissues laying there with it. I am not a really religious person but I do believe in angels and this book just made me believe even more!! This is usually NOT the type of books I read, but this one just grabbed me and wouldn't let go!! Such a gut wrenching, heart ripping, tear jerking story about a boy and his fight with believing GOD exsists!! ...more
Merisha28
Jun 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Saving Bobby is a wonderful heartfelt story about boy on his thirteenth birthday his world comes crashing to a stop when his mother's cancer in her kidneys turn for the worst. Bobby is distraught and wants to help save his mother from potentially dying. She is the only family he has left besides his uncle who went MIA while being in the army. Bobby decides to go on a journey to help find his mom a donor or medicine that will save her. On the expedition, he meets a girl his age named Annie who he ...more
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