How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Jill's father died two years ago, and Jill's still dealing with her acute loss; her mother, Robin, also grieving, has decided to adopt a baby. Maddy is the child of a casino waitress, unwanted and abused by her mother's boyfriend. Maddy has agreed to give her child to Robin, much to Jill's dismay.
During the time that Maddy stays with Robin and Jill you can see the relationships between them changing; Jill's life becomes a little easier, her relationships with friends and family returning to something like normal. Maddy finds a family in Robin and Jill.
There's nothing really different about this book, or plot, but I can see where teens will really enjoy it.
ARC provided by publisher.