Friday, December 23, 2011

Weekend Book Give-Away: How to Save a Life

This weekend's book is a mixture of hope and love, angst and heartache.  If you've ever read a book by Sara Zarr, you know she is incredibly good at writing the teen heart and all the hardships it can go through.  In 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.  

Drama potential? Unlimited.  Emotional read potential? Great.  How good is this book?  You tell me.

If you would like a lovely brand new hard copy of this book to keep and love forever, write about something that turned out completely different than you expected.

Winner will be selected by my buddy Random Number Generator on Tuesday December 27, 2012.  Be sure to leave a name with your entry, and check back to see if you won. To win you must be a teen (6th-12th grade, or 12-18) who uses a Sno-Isle Library.

6 comments:

AC said...

I'm not an athletic person, actually, my favorite sport is playing the wii, but last year at school, I either had to take PE (No thank you) or do a sport. Since I hate PE classes, I gave into doing a sport. In the spring my choices were, golf (a cut sport), softball (a cut sport) and track. Being terrible at sports, I hesitantly went for track. Track, to me meant running, and running meant terror. But it was actually the most fun thing I did that whole year, and probably in all of high school. Sure, I was terrible at throwing the javelin, and sure it rained every single day, but the people were awesome, and I tried my best, and I even lettered.

-AC, Marysville

Macey said...

Something that went completely different than expected was sports. Volleyball in particular. My mom has always played and was trying to get me to join in. I disagreed, never really interested. In sixth grade, I caved and played volleyball. Although I didn't like it, I was pretty good. Now I like it, I'm not terrible, and I made junior varsity as a freshman.

Willowtree Girl said...

Lots of things go the complete opposite than plan in everyones life. Sports seem to be a big one so i will stick with the theme. Like Macey it was volleyball but not for thesame reasons. I have always wanted to play sports and the last time i had was in 2nd or 3rd grade. I couldnt because i have arthritis and it had/has eroded most of the bones in my right ankle which makes it hard even to walk a block. But feeling very left out i tryed volleyball and though i wasnt very good at it i loved it and was able to do it.

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

One of the things that went different for me was my parents enrolled me into our church youth group and I hated it at first. I didn't want to go to it every Sunday and didn't find it fun at all...

That was 10 years ago. I'm in training to become a youth leader of the same youth group.

Noah said...

Out of everything I could choose, I think I'll pick the second- not the first- time I tried to write a novel. I thought it was just going to be a fun little side project, something I could add to whenever the mood struck, but it ended up blossoming into a passion that has consumed my life and completely changed the course of my future. That novel is just one in a long line of many works in progress, but something about the summer I decided I'd start a silly side project ended up turning my life on its head. And I'm happier for it.

Dawn said...

Willowtree Girl is the winner for this week! Sending the book to Lynnwood tomorrow...