Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Saving Zoë by Alyson Noël

****Saving Zoë by Alyson Noël****

Originality- 16/20
Characters- 17/20
Remembrance- 8/10
Quote-ability- 7/10
Entertainment- 18/20
Ending- 8/10
Recommend to read- 9/10
TOTAL- 83/100
Grade- B

In Alyson Noël's newest teen novel, one sister's secrets save the other's life--in more ways than one. Meet fifteen-year-old Echo, a typical teen trying to survive high school without being totally traumatized by boy trouble, friend drama, and school issues. As if she didn't have enough on her plate, Echo is also still dealing with the murder of her sister Zoë. Although it's been over a year, Echo is still reeling from tragedy that changed everything. Beautiful and full of life, Zoë was the glue that held her family together, and although the two sisters were as different as night and day, they still had a bond that Echo can't let go of. When Zoë's old boyfriend Marc shows up one day with Zoë's diary, Echo doesn't think there's anything in there she doesn't already know. But as she gives in to curiosity and starts reading, she learns that her sister led a secret life that no one could have guessed--not even Echo.

I started this book with pretty high expectations and ended up only a little disapointed. I expected something a little more tragic. We don't get to find out what happend to Zoë until midway through the book but we are given small clues which practically gives it away. Besides everything being a bit downplayed I really enjoyed reading Saving Zoë. We get to feel Echo's emotion everytime she learns something new about her sister. As of right now I know that I don't know everything about my sister. She keeps secrets from me and that's okay, but Echo obviously thought she knew more about her sisters life then she really did. It felt so raw and real when Marc and Echo are together, and when Echo tries to be like Zoë. It brought tears to my eyes. Overall I think Saving Zoë was a pretty good read that brought some real emotion to the table.

-Amanda

2 comments:

Ashley said...

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The Book Bitch said...

Alyson Noel is pretty good. Saving Zoe isn't my favorite of her books (that would be Kiss & Blog) but it's still a good read. Agreed. :)

Also, I don't want to sound like a shameless "omigod read my blog" type of reviewer, but... could you check out my blog? Sorry if it's too much to ask. >___>

Also also, maybe I could interview you over e-mail some time?

xx Book Bitch