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How to Save a Life by [Scott, Emma]
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Length: 274 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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This book has it all. It's passionate and intense, it's heart-breaking and hopeful, it's captivating and addictive, it's beautifully written, and it leaves you with the powerful and uplifting message to never ever give up on true love. I highly recommend it for everyone!!!-- Aestas Book Blog
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 This story enchanted me, held me in its protective arms (even through the scary parts) while I cheered for them right to the very end!!--Maryse's Book Blog
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I think this book is a dedication to all of us who are just a little different in our own way whether physical or emotional. Being different isn't a crime. You were all placed on this earth for a reason. You are beautiful. You are somebody important. You are significant and you deserve to be happy and to be loved. --AC Book Blog
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You're in for a roller coaster of emotions and a story that will grip you from the beginning to the very end. This is a MUST READ...--Book Boyfriend Blog
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The author truly gives a VOICE to her characters. A voice to all the people that have always been shunned and told they don't matter. This story is for anyone that has been told they are insignificant. But the author demonstrates with her writing that we all matter. Our existence matters. And this big special world needs us.--BiblioBelles Book Blog
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I basically spent the first half nervously waiting for the expected to happen just not quite knowing what form the expected was actually going to take, that would then be the catalyst to set the wheels in motion for the second part of the story. I then spent the second half alternating between holding my breath and crying uncontrollably, whilst waiting for the inevitable but again unknown resolution to make itself apparent.--Claire, Top Goodreads Reviewer
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I was blown away by its striking prose and unique storyline from the get-go, and in no time at all, I became so emotionally invested in its two leading characters, that their every high and low became my own. A beautiful read, one I will forever cherish and recommend unreservedly.--Natasha is a Book Junkie
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Emma delivers a truly unique story that is equal parts heartbreaking and heartwarming. Her writing is absolutely flawless, and she does an incredible job bringing the characters to life and making you feel like you're a part of their world. You'll experience all the highs and lows as if they were your own. There are enough twists in the story to keep you completely captivated, and on the edge of your seat.  --Maria's Book Blog

About the Author

Emma Scott is a writer, marathon runner, and caffeine addict, who lives and writes in the California Bay Area. She has two smart, feisty little girls, a super-supportive husband, and is a demonstrated fan of the Oxford comma. She is also an unabashed Star Wars geek and comic book enthusiast who fell into romance novels when a writing contest prompt turned a 1000-word romantic story into a full-blown novel. She also writes epic fantasy that suffers an epic word count. 

She hopes you enjoy her work, encourages readers to leave feedback, and thinks it's amusing to write about herself in the third person. And if she has a driving force the fuels her work, it's that love always wins. 
xoxo

Product Details

  • File Size: 2939 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Trillian (February 9, 2016)
  • Publication Date: February 9, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B019P19F4Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,958 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Miss Claire L. Robinson on February 9, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
5+ - I'll always come back to you. Stars!

I didn’t think that Emma Scott could go any higher in my estimations to be honest with you, but How to Save a Life absolutely broke me (in a good way). This is a book where you go through every emotion and sometimes to the extreme.

This is one of those books where you cannot say a huge amount about the story-line for fear of giving stuff away. But, I basically spent the first half nervously waiting for the expected to happen just not quite knowing what form the expected was actually going to take, that would then be the catalyst to set the wheels in motion for the second part of the story. I then spent the second half alternating between holding my breath and crying uncontrollably, whilst waiting for the inevitable but again unknown resolution to make itself apparent.

"Do you ever… Do you think about us?
What we had?"
"Every minute…
I think about us every minute of my life."

You have a sense that all is not as it seems, but WOW the author just came right out of left field with the whole set-up, development and then conclusion of Jo and Evan’s story.

There is a lot that goes into building a book with the level of depth that How to Save a Life has, and anyone who knows me or my reviews, will have an inclination as to how much of a fan (not) I am of erroneous or overplayed drama and angst. Emma seemed to hit the perfect levels of this for me, because although there are a lot of downs to this story, and some of them heart-breaking in their telling, the ups; even on the smallest scale just seemed to balance everything out perfectly.

Two ghosts who thought they were too broken to be of worth to anybody, now reborn.
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By Paige on February 10, 2016
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5 "True Love and Trust" Stars

How to Save a Life was one of those stories that I won't ever forget. I read this several days ago and I have yet to fall asleep without thinking about Evan and Jo. It even took me some time before I was able to pick up another book because I was still so fully engulfed in their love story. Emma Scott wrote two perfectly imperfect characters that captured my attention from the very first heart breaking page to the shocking, emotional conclusion.

Jo, with a scar on the side of her face that represents all that is wrong with her life, has never really lived an easy life and its only gotten more painful as the years go by. When she moves (again) her senior year of high school, she finds someone that may have an even harder life that she does in Evan. He's the gorgeous boy that's been labeled freak and mental case. Together these two loners have a beautiful few weeks together. But just when life finally seems to be shining down on them, reality whisks away all their ideas of happiness.

Years later Jo is sinking but she still dreams of her Evan who, with strange intuition, may be the only once to save her. Knowing hope is futile, she's doing her best to survive. But just when she's about given up, Evan shows back up with a plan. One that he asks her to trust even if he can't tell her the why's or how's. As they run away together from life and police and their past, Jo and Evan start to rebuild their soul deep bond. Together at last they're able to connect and find their true path. Yet life isn't through with throwing curve balls that seem insurmountable.

With brilliant, poetic storytelling, Emma Scott has created an world in which I want to wrap myself in.
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4.5-5 stars. Wow, what a unique story! Josephine Clark's life has been adrift for a very long time. She doesn't have a solid home base and is constantly on the go, never staying any place long enough to fit in anywhere. There's also a scar that represents so much to Jo in terms of pain and the past, but a reminder of what she survived. Evan Salinger is equally acquainted with solitude. His peers don't respect him and treat him like a pariah because of what they don't understand, which they perceive as weird or abnormal.

What was immediately obvious was how lonely Jo and Evan were, but they had a certain resilience and stubbornness in them that despite outer social pressure, neither of them would cave unless it was on their terms. Jo needed control and Evan needed acceptance. The beauty of the story lies in the relationship between Jo and Evan, because they gave to each other what they needed the most. I became really attached to both of them. Honestly, with the way things were going for Jo and Evan, I was really stressed out for them. If life hadn't already been hard enough, it got even more complicated and then it was like the floor disappeared beneath their feet all of a sudden. No one ever said life was fair, unfortunately. Up until this point, Evan and Jo managed to steal happy moments that warmed my heart because after everything they had been through, they could truly appreciate the good.

There's actually multiple elements to this story so if you wonder why it's called How to Save a Life, somewhere hidden inside this book is a true set of guidelines presented in a woven story of pain, heartbreak, tragedy and broken spirits, coupled with never-ending hope, implicit trust, and unconditional love.
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