How to Save a Life
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.
Family Relationships; Adoption; Family member death; Single parent; adoption process; adopted teenager; death of a parent; death of a father; grief; single mother
Arkansas Teen Book Award, 2013 Grades 10-12
Society of School Librarians International Book Awards, 2012 Language Arts 7-12 Novels
mothers and daughters; pregnancy; teenage pregnancy; Denver, Colorado; family life; secrets; dating
Zarr, Sara, "How to Save a Life" (2011). Diverse Families. 585.