Review: Saving Zoe
Title: Saving Zoe
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Alyson Noel
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release Date: February 15, 2011
“It’s been one year since the brutal murder of her older sister, Zoë, and fifteen-year-old Echo is still reeling from the aftermath. Her parents are numb, her friends are moving on, and the awkward start to her freshman year proves she’ll never live up to her sister’s memory. Until Zoë’s former boyfriend Marc shows up with Zoë’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 Zoë’s life so that she can start to rebuild her own.
Prepare to laugh your heart out and cry your eyes out in this highly addictive tale as Alyson Noël tackles the complicated relationship between two sisters and shows how the bond can endure long after one of them is gone.”
Ms. Noel, I am in love with your writing. I thought your paranormal books had me hooked, but boy was I ever wrong!
What had me in adminration of this book was the feel of it. Ms. Noel writing is not only easy to read, but easy to fall in the main character. From the very first chapter, you see Echo struggling with so much in her life. She is so young yet she acts so mature in the handling the situation of her sisters death. Echo is searching for so many answers that the help of an unlikely compenant opens so many new doors. As the reader follows Echo, we see her finally discovering her sister. Echo thought she knew, but Zoe was holding so many secrets.
For me, as I was reading this, I experienced Echo’s heartbreaking serch for answers. Why? Because Ms. Noel’s writing is so good in coming into know the characters and their feelings. I felt Echo’s pain and joy in finding answers. Though the answers were not want Echo thought they be but it taught her a very important lesson. That she didn’t know her sister, and now she knows. The whole element of the book changes for that simple reason.
Saving Zoe is not only about saving Zoe but as well as saving Echo. Echo was left with questions unanswered that she needed them to move on. Echo’s struggle in this book is so signifacant in who she becomes at the end of the book. This is a great read that I can read again. Beautifully written and strongly proposed, this book will grab you at your heart.
I give it 4 BITES!