Saving Red

Saving Red

eBook - 2016
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Sonya Sones, award-winning author of What My Mother Doesn't Know, delivers a gripping, funny, and inspiring novel in verse about what happens when the person you set out to save ends up saving you.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's 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.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2016.
ISBN: 9780062370303
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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SashaE
Jun 07, 2017

I actually honestly liked the poetry format of the book, the book however was plain. But it was kinda cool to read a poetry style, so, It was decent

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twhitehead24
Feb 24, 2017

"Saving Red" was a great book in which the author wrote in verse. This was the first book that I have read in verse and was surprised that I liked it. Molly lives with her parents in a house filled with misplaced guilt over her missing brother. Her mother stays high to bury the guilt and her father works all the time to run away from the guilt. Molly meets Red, a homeless teenager, while working a community service project. Her goal was to get Red home for Christmas. The struggles that Molly endures within herself over her brother, her relationship with her parents (or lack thereof), meeting the boy of her dreams, and trying to get Red home for the holidays is much for a young teen to bear. I wonder if there will be another book as there is something I would like to see resolved: Molly's brother if possible. Other than that, a great book!

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black_yak_95
Nov 22, 2016

At first I was kinda thrown by the poetry aspect of it but once I got into it, I really liked it. I'm not usually one for the mental problem type books, but this was definitely worth the read.

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