October 2013 A monthly offering from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read.
How to Save a Life
by Sara Zarr
Jill, a high school senior in Denver, is struggling in the wake of her father’s sudden death the previous year. She is not at all pleased when her mother decides to channel her own grief into adopting an infant, and invites Mandy, a pregnant teenager from Iowa, to come live with them until the baby is born. Told in alternating voices by outraged Jill and reticent Mandy, this story is truly riveting.
This book can be found in the Children’s Literature collection on the second floor of the Library in the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC). The call number is PZ7.Z26715 H69 2011.