How to Save a Life
Family Relationships; Adoption; Family member death; Single parent; adopting; death of parent; single mother; grief
Told from their own viewpoints, seventeen-year-old Jill, in grief over the loss of her father, and Mandy, nearly nineteen, are thrown together when Jill's mother agrees to adopt Mandy's unborn child but nothing turns out as they had anticipated.
Arkansas Teen Book Award, 2013 Grades 10-12; Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 2012 Language Arts 7-12 Novels
interpersonal relations; mothers and daughters; pregnancy; families; Denver, Colorado; family life; mother-daughter relationship
Zarr, Sara, "How to Save a Life" (2011). DIVerse Families. 585.