Nothing in Jill MacSweeney’s life is normal. Her father has died. Her on-again off-again relationship with her boyfriend is on the rocks. And her mother has decided to adopt a baby! When Mandy Kalinowski, the teen girl pregnant with Jill’s soon-to be sibling arrives at the MacSweeney house, Jill suspects she is hiding something. Jill enlists new friend, co-worker and love interest Ravi to help her find out Mandy’s secrets.
Told in alternating chapters by Jill and Mandy, How to Save a Life is a compelling story of two girls trying to make sense of the curveballs that life has thrown at them. It has all the components of a great book: humor, drama, well drawn characters and a great ending.
I recommend How to Save a Life to teens grade 9 and up.
March 24th, 2012 by fjacksonem