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Saving Zoe

Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel
Alyson Noel
St. Martin's
Release Date:Sep-04-2007

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8



Age Level
young adult

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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  JIr
It's been one year since the brutal murder of her older sister, Zoe, and fifteen-year-old Echo is still reeling from the aftermath. Her parents are numb, her friends are moving on, and the awkward start of her freshman year proves she'll never live up to her sister's memory. Until Zoe's former boyfriend Marc shows up with Zoe's diary. At first Echo's not interested, doubting there's anything in there she doesn't already know. But when curiosity prevails, she starts reading, becoming so immersed in her sister's secret world, their lives begin to blur, forcing Echo to uncover the truth behind Zoe's life so that she can start to rebuild her own.

Overall, I think Saving Zoe was a really good book. In the beginning, things were a little slow. After Echo received Zoe's diary, it became really interesting, the plot got exciting, and I became engrossed in the book, barely able to put it down. I thought the plot was very original. It had a great combination of heartbreak and humor, creating an awesome storyline. Alyson Noel's descriptions of the characters and setting made me feel as if I were actually in the novel. While reading Zoe's diary and what was going on in Echo's life, I felt a deep connection with them. They seemed so real with their complicated and interesting lives. I really liked the ending, too, because it tied up all loose ends and didn't leave me hanging. Noel's writing was beautiful and powerful. From reading this book, I have learned to appreciate the time I have with my loved ones. I recommend this book to every teenager out there!

The book contained several accounts of underage drinking, drugs, and sex.

Reviewer Age:16

Reviewer City, State and Country: Leopold, MO United States



Saving Zoe

Saving Zoe by Alyson Noel
Alyson Noel
St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date:Feb-15-2011

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8



Age Level
young adult

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Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer  MDG
It's been a year since her older sister's murder, and Echo is still far from being completely okay. Since Zoe's untimely demise, Echo has been trying her hardest to be the strong one, while her mother takes too many antidepressents and her father works too much. But at the start of her freshmen year of high school, Echo receives an unlikely gift from Zoe's old boyfriend: her diary. Echo is hesitant to read it, but can't put it down after she gets caught up in Zoe's secret life. Can Echo learn to separate her and Zoe's lives, all while saving Zoe's memory?

I thought that Saving Zoe was an extraordinary novel. It was sad and tragic, but remained full of hope until the very end. It was really interesting reading Zoe's diary along with Echo, because she was very enigmatic and mysterious. She also got into quite a bit of trouble and did the things most people wish they could do and get away with it. Echo learns more about her sister from the diary than she did living with her for thirteen years, which is a sad fact. But Echo comes to understand Zoe better than ever, and I loved how Saving Zoe showed that the bonds of sisterhood could actually be strengthened after death. I do wish there was more about Zoe and Echo and their relationship before Zoe's death, because that's something I think was lacking. But regardless, Saving Zoe is very well-written and poignant, and will appeal to fans of books about sisters.

Reviewer Age:19

Reviewer City, State and Country: Aston, Pennsylvania United States



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