Saving Red by Sonya Sones

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Read Saving Red Online Free - 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.

Title : Saving Red
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ISBN : 0062370308
Edition Language : English
Format Type : ebook
Number of Pages : 448 pages


Sarah rated it ★★★☆☆

June 30, 2016

(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) “Maybe no one can give me what I want for the holidays. But I can give that gift to someone else!” This was a YA contemporary story, written in verse, about a girl trying to...

Lucy rated it ★★★★★

August 06, 2016

This book. This book. This book. I have no idea where to even start. This book Ripped out My heart. And that's all I'm going to write in verse :P speaking of things written in verse, THIS BOOK IS. It's the first book I've ever read written in verse, so it was a totally new experience for me. This book...

Wendi rated it ★★★★☆

July 11, 2017

With the exception of insta-love between Molly and Cristo, I truly enjoyed this novel-in-verse about a girl trying to save another girl in order to save herself. And honestly, I thought Cristo was a pretty good character as well. I just wish their relationship had had a little more time to brew....

Erikka rated it ★★★☆☆

June 04, 2016

This is a fine story in verse about mental illness and charity and friendship. It is, however, not very appealingly written. I enjoyed the characters of Molly and Red. Molly is a good person with a lot on her mind and she tries to do the right thing. Red is schizoaffective and it's believably wri...

Amy's Book Reviews rated it ★★★☆☆

July 21, 2017

GRADE: B- 3.5 STARS Fourteen-year-old Molly is determined to help a homeless girl not much older than her, but Red has other ideas. Both girls are struggling, for different reasons. Red heads voices, Molly suffers from anxiety and uses a service dog. Molly narrates the story in first person verse. S...

Jennifer rated it ★★★☆☆

March 16, 2017

I might change my rating later but for now it's a 2.75. I enjoyed this book, but it didn't blow me away. I wasn't a huge fan of the main character either, or the way that she thought. She kept repeating words over and over and it got annoying. I did however really enjoy the message of this book,...

E.C. rated it ★★★★☆

June 11, 2017

I think one of my favorite things about the verse is that the figurative language (similes especially) sounds both amazing but like a teenager would have come up with it.

Caitie rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 15, 2016

Two and a half stars....I really wanted to like this book, and it could've been awesome but it turned out to not be awesome (for lack of a better word) at all. I'm clearly in the minority on this one, but there were too many things that bugged me. I think my first problem with it was the fact that...

Trisha rated it ★★★☆☆

February 11, 2017

This was a very tough story to read. One that I think would have benefited from a full novel style and less from the verse writing. Only because I think this is a strong story and one that should be told. Red is homeless. She's young, living on the streets and is not terribly distressed by it. But...

smgK8 rated it ★★★★★

December 11, 2016

Wow. This book is AMAZING. I don't even know where to begin it's so good. Let me start by saying I've never read anything by this author but as soon as I am done writing this review I plan to put other books on my list. This book was so captivating I wished I could read even faster to know what w...

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