Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My Selection for Waiting on Wednesday: How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

Waiting on Wednesday is the weekly post that let's everyone know what are the highly anticipated books. It was started by that brilliant girl, Jill over at Breaking the Spine. I'm letting go of the supernatural this week. I'm casting the paranormal aside and getting real--realistic. I'm going for contemporary YA! It's the latest book of one of my favorite real-life authors: Sara Zarr. Check out the blurb from How to Save a Life...

Jill MacSweeny just wishes everything could go back to normal. But ever since her dad died, she's been isolating herself from her boyfriend, her best friends--everyone who wants to support her. And when her mom decides to adopt a baby, it feels like she's somehow trying to replace a lost family member with a new one.

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, one thing she's sure of is that she wants a better life for her baby. It's harder to be sure of herself. Will she ever find someone to care for her, too?

As their worlds change around them, Jill and Mandy must learn to both let go and hold on, and that nothing is as easy--or as difficult--as it seems.
Critically acclaimed author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr delivers a heart-wrenching story, told from dual perspectives, about the many roads that can lead us home.


I met Sara at a writer's conference last year. She was the keynote speaker. She's a truly talented writer and so down to Earth. Love, love, love her stuff. If you haven't read her books, what in world are you waiting for?! Get to it...lol...!

How to Save a Life releases October 18, 2011.

Toodles!

21 comments:

  1. this one sounds so intense! that's great that you got a chance to meet the author!

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  2. This sounds really good, and heartfelt. Definitely will have to add it to my already big tbr pile.

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  3. Oh, I love how this one is not tackling only one real issue, but two amazingly hard issues. Sounds great!

    Rie @ Mission to Read

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  4. Started this one and it was too sad for us at the time. We'll go back to it soon!

    Here's our WoW.

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  5. This is one I want to read as well. The cover makes me cold though!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads
    Don't forget to enter my giveaway for an ARC of Legend ;)

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  6. This one does sound good...and it's great to cast aside one genre in favor of another once in awhile.

    I've even been known to try it! But not this week...here's MY WOW POST and
    MY WEBSITE

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  7. I totally want to read this one too!! And I think it would make a GREAT after-school special :)

    Awesome pick!!

    Paranormal Wastelands' WoW:
    http://paranormalwastelands.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday_28.html

    Zompacolypse is coming. Are you infected?

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  8. Today I get brilliant??!! Love! :) Great pick...thanks for participating in WoW!

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  9. I am so excited for this one too! Sara Zarr is a great author and I have loved all her other books!!

    WOW: http://rachelreader.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday-24.html

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  10. I'm really excited for this one, especially since I haven't actually read any of Sara Zarr's books but heard that she's amazing :)

    You can find my WoW here.

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  11. Sounds intriguing, great pick.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/waiting-on-wednesday_28.html

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  12. I have been seeing this one surface...off to check her out and see if I have it or not!!!

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  13. I love the cover of this book. Here's my WOW.

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  14. I love Sara Zarr! She's amazing! I'm a new follower! My WoW

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  15. Nice cover great pick, new follower.

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  16. Oh! This sounds incredible! I can't wait for it to come out now! Great pick! :D

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  17. Sounds like a great book :) I hope you can get your hands on it soon :)

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  18. Ooh, great choice! This looks really good. I've read a few books by Sara Zarr, but none lately. I'll have to look this up. =)

    Happy reading!

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  19. This one sounds really good. I think it was on NetGalley a while ago, not sure if it still is though.

    Great pick,
    Carina @ Fictional Distraction

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  20. OH yeah this one sounds pretty cool I saw it for the first time last week. Also I see that you're reading Shatter Me! I hope you're enjoying it I thought it was pretty good!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads
    Btw- I'm giving away an ARC of Legend and it ends tonight if you haven't entered yet. ;)

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