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How to Save a Life

by Sara Zarr (author) (UK edition)

Suitable for 14 - 18 years

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Heard of trying to put a round peg in a square hole? Well – Jill’s family has a hole in. A dad-shaped hole. Ever since her father died, Jill has drifted emptily. But now Mom wants to adopt a baby, replacing their lost family member with a new one. Jill thinks Mum’s officially crazy. Nothing can ever replace Dad. Especially adopting a baby – and its teenage mum. Welcome to the madhouse. Under one roof: one dad-shaped hole, one adult, one baby and two very confused teenage girls…

  • A remarkable tale of grief and family by major YA novelist Sara Zarr
  • Sara’s books include Story of a Girl, Sweethearts and Gem and Dixie
  • She is a National Book Award finalist and Utah Book Award winner
  • A powerful look at the complex ties that bind people together

“Zarr’s novel is a rich tapestry of love and survival that will resonate with even the most cynical readers.” Booklist

“A moving, funny and emotionally honest story.” Publishers Weekly

*Please note this book contains mature content and language more suitable for older readers.

Product Details






Usborne Publishing Ltd

Date published

January 3rd, 2019

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  • 432 pages


UK edition


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