I LOVED this book! A librarian friend of mine gave me this book a year ago and it has been sitting on my bookshelf at home. After making the Abe List I put it on my to-read list. I was home sick this week and needed a book so grabbed How to Save a Life. I didn't know anything about the book but was familiar with the Author. I loved this book from the first page. I found the characters completely engaging and found myself wanting to see what was going to happen to Mandy, Jill and the Mom. I highly recommend this for everyone!
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. 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.