How to save a life

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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. Critically acclaimed author and National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr delivers a heart-wrenching story, told from dual perspectives, about the many roads that can lead us home.
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9780316036061
9780316193016
9780307968739
9780316036054
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HL: High-Low 710L
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subject_facet Adoption -- Fiction, Denver (Colo.) -- Fiction, Family life -- Colorado -- Fiction, Grief -- Fiction, Interpersonal relations -- Fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Fiction, Pregnancy -- Fiction
title_display How to save a life
title_full How to Save a Life, How to save a life / Sara Zarr
title_short How to save a life
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topic_facet Adoption, Grief, Interpersonal relations, Mothers and daughters, Pregnancy, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature