TITLE: Saving Red
AUTHOR: Sonya Sones
PUBLISHER: Harper Collins
PUBLICATION DATE: October 18, 2016
Right before winter break, fourteen-year-old Molly Rosenberg reluctantly volunteers to participate in Santa Monica’s annual homeless count, just to get her school’s community service requirement out of the way. But when she ends up meeting Red, a spirited homeless girl only a few years older than she is, Molly makes it her mission to reunite her with her family in time for Christmas. This turns out to be extremely difficult—because Red refuses to talk about her past. There are things Molly won’t talk about either. Like the awful thing that happened last winter. She may never be ready to talk about that. Not to Red, or to Cristo, the soulful boy she meets while riding the Ferris wheel one afternoon.
When Molly realizes that the friends who Red keeps mentioning are nothing more than voices inside Red’s head, she becomes even more concerned about her well-being. How will Molly keep her safe until she can figure out a way to get Red home? In Sonya Sones’ latest novel, two girls, with much more in common than they realize, give each other a new perspective on the meaning of family, friendship, and forgiveness.
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Saving Red is the book that left me both fulfilled and empty at the same time.
Saving Red is the first book I’ve read that is written in verse. It’s a quick read but it’s still satisfying and fulfilling! It is a book that will give you all the feels, even the weird ones, but these weird ones are the feels that also make the story complete and unique!
While reading it, I noticed that the circumstances feel like reality. Like, when things are getting better, another problem will be revealed. But I think it’s what makes Saving Red a totally strange (in a good way) book. Or maybe… Saving Red really happens in real life! You see, the events in this book are not perfect. And that is life. Life is not perfect. But when you stitch together all the ups and downs in your life, you can see something perfect in it. Right?
I wish that more people will get to read it and be inspired by it.
Saving Red can give a glimpse of hope to everyone in this generation. It is a proof that there is still hope in humanity.
**I received a review copy from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion about the book.**
MY RATING: ★★★★★
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