The Best Book I Read This Month - And How You Can Win It
This month I read a lot of great books but one stands out – How to Save a Life bySara Zarr. A father dies, spurring his widow to pursue an adoption that they had discussed but never started. The book is written from two perspectives: that of the couple’s biological daughter and the mother of the child that is set to be adopted.
This book’s main strength is in characterization. Every character was distinct in their thoughts, the words they used to express them and their physical attributes. They felt real because they grew slowly, as people do in the real world.
How to Save a Life was also very emotionally engaging. The birth mother’s story was so sad that it was hard to read. She grew up in an abusive home and you feel it in the choices she makes as a young adult. The grief that the daughter feels as she mourns her father is so real it hurt. Even when she escapes her pain into denial, you feel nothing but sympathy.
What’s the best book you read this month? Why? Tell us in the comments below and you might win How to Save a Life!