Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Bookanistas: How to Save a Life

On my quest to find the perfect book to pack in my hospital bag, I remembered seeing a copy of Sara Zarr's newest gem HOW TO SAVE A LIFE. After reading the cover copy, there was absolutely no way I was passing it by. Check it out.
What the back cover has to say:

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.

What Lila has to say:

Okay, full disclosure...I had no idea today was Thursday. I also had every intention of finishing this book. In fact, I had this particular post ALL ready to go, spot left open for my impending review. But then I fell into a half-sleep state some time around last Wednesday and haven't completely woken up. BUT, I will say, the first thing I will do when I do wake up is finish this book. It is good. Like, good good. And not because it involves a pregnant girl--I'm not pregnant anymore!--but because Sara Zarr has officially grabbed me with those first few chapters and cannot possibly let go.

Fortunately (or unfortunately depending upon how you look at it and if you really care about these reviews, which I'm not sure anyone does), this little guy has grabbed me too. He's currently being held by The Regulator giving me the chance to actually open up my computer.

But, if you know what's good for you, you'll order the book for yourself. I cannot wait to work out what's actually going on. It's fascinating.


Jacqueline Howett said...

Sounds like a great book.

And Wow! What a beautiful blessed angel you have there!

All the best over the coming xmas holidays:)

Marsha Sigman said...

I want to squeeze him.

I can't help it. Were you talking about a book? Oh yeah, that sounds good too.

Jemi Fraser said...

He's gorgeous!!! Congrats.

THanks for the book tip - sounds like a great read! :)

Anonymous said...

The book sounds amazing, but frankly...I can only focus on the cuteness at the bottom of the post. What a love! Congratulations again, Laura -- he is absolutely perfect!

Unknown said...

It's a good thing you posted that picture last in your post because once I reached it, I was like, "Whah? Book something? Be quiet and let me squee over the bay-beh!"

erica m. chapman said...

He is SO CUTE!!!! The book sounds great!! Hope you are both doing well ;o)

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