Saving Zoë

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Saving Zoë ☉ [PDF / Epub] ☆ Saving Zoë By Alyson Noel ❤ – Polishdarling.co.uk It s been one year since the brutal murder of her older sister, Zo , and fifteen year old Echo is still reeling from the aftermath Her parents are numb, her friends are moving on, and the awkward star It s been one year since the brutal murder of her older sister, Zo , 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 Zo s former boyfriend Marc shows up with Zo diaryAt 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 Zo s life so that she can start to rebuild her ownPrepare to laugh your heart out and cry your eyes out in this highly addictive tale as Alyson No l tackles the complicated relationship between two sisters and shows how the bond can endure long after one of them is gone.


10 thoughts on “Saving Zoë

  1. Hannah Hannah says:

    I hate writing bad reviews Hate, hate, hate, especially since Alyson No l is an established author But I don t know what else to do there was absolutley nothing I enjoyed about Saving Zo By the end, I was annoyed by everything and just wanted to get it over with.My first problem is the writing and style Mainly, it isn t even written like a novel,like the way an adult imagines a 15 year old would speak, which annoyed me yes, we say like too often, but writing a novel like that do I hate writing bad reviews Hate, hate, hate, especially since Alyson No l is an established author But I don t know what else to do there was absolutley nothing I enjoyed about Saving Zo By the end, I was annoyed by everything and just wanted to get it over with.My first problem is the writing and style Mainly, it isn t even written like a novel,like the way an adult imagines a 15 year old would speak, which annoyed me yes, we say like too often, but writing a novel like that doesn t make the voice authentic, just annoying Sometimes, though, in between that type of writing, there are a few passages attempting to sound deep, which just doesn t fit Zo s diary entries are just as annoying that s just not how you write in a diary As far as I know, when you write in a diary, you write about your feelings, and you don t use dialogue and long descriptions There is almost no difference between the normal narrative and the diary entries, except things like writing cuz instead of because To me, it doesn t even seem realistic that Zo kept a diary in the first place since she hates reading and anything academic.The characters are also annoying All of them have one or two characteristics Abby is the bossy one, Jenay the optimistic, fun one, Echo the smart one, Zo the outgoing, wild one, etc but none of them have actual personalities, no individual quirks whatsoever They all just personify that one characteristic For the characterization, the author only used telling, and no showing I couldn t relate to Echo at all I didn t even get any giref from her Mainly, she doesn t seem like she misses Zo at all, and then there are two or three passages about the gaping hole Zo left in Echo s heart Usually, I love reading about dealing with grief, but I didn t get anything like that from this novel not from Echo and not from her parents Marc is the only character with a bit of a personality, but I didn t really get his relationship with Echo either Echo starts going out with her dead sister s boyfriend, but never once feels guilty about it.There is no development, character growth or suspense there isn t even much of a plot That s not saying I need books to have loads of action I love books that are mainly about inner processes and character growth but since there is none of that, either For me, the book never really got started What Echo tells us about her life in the beginning has little to do with her sister s death, just teenage life I thought the story might pick up once she starts reading Zo s diary, but there s almost nothing in there the reader doesn t already know only that she was killed by an Internet predator The reader just gets to read about another boring teenage life, just with a different voice.I didn t really get the point of the whole novel it didn t make me feel anything, and it has no message other than warning readers of Internet predators which, honestly, I think is kind of stupid most of us who use sites like that aren t as stupid as the characters in Saving Zo and know not to meet up with random people sending creepy messages The ending didn t really do anything for me either other than what happens to Jason, there is no relevation I m not even sure you can call it a relevation the guy is creepy from the beginning on.I don t know what else to say about Saving Zo I just didn t enjoy it writing, plot, characters, none of it Obviously, I don t recommend it, but I ve read a few reviewers who like the same types of books as I do give this one positive reviews, so decide for yourself whether or not to read this book I hope you enjoy itthan I did.Reviewed by


  2. stephanie stephanie says:

    how we see our siblings how our siblings see us how we don t see this book was kind of hard to read as an older sister not because of anything in particular, but the things you take for granted your friends knowing your siblings, the secrets you keep to protect the younger ones, to keep as your own, the way your relationship with your parents is different the way idealization occurs, even when you aren t aware, and how such different personalities are still related, still sisters zoe kep how we see our siblings how our siblings see us how we don t see this book was kind of hard to read as an older sister not because of anything in particular, but the things you take for granted your friends knowing your siblings, the secrets you keep to protect the younger ones, to keep as your own, the way your relationship with your parents is different the way idealization occurs, even when you aren t aware, and how such different personalities are still related, still sisters zoe kept a journal zoe loved mark zoe was murdered mark was a suspect mark gives echo zoe s journal everyone misses zoe no one really knew zoe no one really knows echo no one really knows mark is anyone ever really known this book predates Ever, and i have to say, i love echo i love herthan ever, a lot, and her story is so muchreal beyond the whole paranormal aspect of ever s story echo issimple,honest i hope the immortals series causespeople to pick up Alyson Noel s other books, because they are totally worth it secret i kind of want her to stop writing the paranormal stuff, and go back to this type of book because this book truly does echo after you read it it s hard to shake it s beautiful, aching, and real


  3. Louise Louise says:

    Saving Zoe is about a girl name Echo who s sister Zoe was murdered leaving her and her parents in pieces Echo feels she is living under her sister s shadow and will never be the happy, care free person she was or have the lust for life Zoe did Echo s life hasn t been the same since, then Zoe s boyfriend Marc gives Echo Zoe s diary As Echo reads Zoe s diary, she feels closer to her and wishes she waslike her and even starts to pretend she is Zoe She starts getting closer to Marc, bu Saving Zoe is about a girl name Echo who s sister Zoe was murdered leaving her and her parents in pieces Echo feels she is living under her sister s shadow and will never be the happy, care free person she was or have the lust for life Zoe did Echo s life hasn t been the same since, then Zoe s boyfriend Marc gives Echo Zoe s diary As Echo reads Zoe s diary, she feels closer to her and wishes she waslike her and even starts to pretend she is Zoe She starts getting closer to Marc, but she still has doubts that he might have something to do with her sister s death As Echo reads Zoe s diary she learns about her life, her relationship with Marc and how she was planning to become and model actress, how she meets Jason, but Zoe didn t know that she was in danger and some people weren t what they appeared to be But what really did happen to Zoe Wow Really good read I couldn t put it down, they way the book built and all the pieces starting coming together at the end was brilliant I couldn t read it fast enough A real tension builder.Reminded me of Thirteen Reasons Why if you like then you ll love this _ 4 5


  4. PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Zoe was murdered two years ago, now Echo has her sister s diary and learnsabout Zoe s life and death than she could have imagined.SAVING ZOE is a bad book with good intentions Echo learns that her sister was drugged, raped and videotaped, none of which had anything to do with her murder Zoe s diary showed her to be a horrible person although that wasn t Alyson Noel s intention She had a job as a receptionist to a psychologist and made fun of the clients, even reading her boyfriend s f Zoe was murdered two years ago, now Echo has her sister s diary and learnsabout Zoe s life and death than she could have imagined.SAVING ZOE is a bad book with good intentions Echo learns that her sister was drugged, raped and videotaped, none of which had anything to do with her murder Zoe s diary showed her to be a horrible person although that wasn t Alyson Noel s intention She had a job as a receptionist to a psychologist and made fun of the clients, even reading her boyfriend s file She uses the word retarded to describe people she didn t like I could go on, but why dump I m sorry for any person who is drugged and raped, but that didn t change my opinion of her.Echo was aloof, distant and lied to her friends Yes, she was grieving, but that s not an excuse to treat her friends badly.I can t think of a reason for anyone to read this book


  5. Donna {Book Passion For Life} Donna {Book Passion For Life} says:

    Alyson No l was one of the first authors I ever read after reading Twilight, and I have to admit she really had me hooked with her Immortal Series Admittedly it s been a while since I ve picked up any of her books but when I came across Saving Zoon Audible UK, I thought I d try it because I haven t tried any YA contemporary by Alyson so far Saving Zois just over 6 hours long to listen to and I have to say within a few minutes I couldn t stop listening I literally spent my whole Sunday aft Alyson No l was one of the first authors I ever read after reading Twilight, and I have to admit she really had me hooked with her Immortal Series Admittedly it s been a while since I ve picked up any of her books but when I came across Saving Zoon Audible UK, I thought I d try it because I haven t tried any YA contemporary by Alyson so far Saving Zois just over 6 hours long to listen to and I have to say within a few minutes I couldn t stop listening I literally spent my whole Sunday afternoon listening to this book while making Christmas cakes and I had so much fun, even though the book is based on such a hard subject Zo Echo s older sister is murdered and Echo and her family including Zo s boyfriend Marc, are still struggling with her death When Marc gives Echo Zo s diary, Echo is given the chance to truly get to know and understand her sister but will she take it I really did enjoy this story so muchthan I originally thought I would Its money well spent if you ask me I wasn t looking for anything to complicated, I wanted a short and enjoyable read and that s what I got, but I also go so muchbecause it was emotional, gripping and mysterious too All you really know from the start of the book is that Zo was murdered, but you don t know why or by who until later on, and by Echo reading her diary, you also get to know Zo and what happened before her death I really enjoyed it It felt as though Zo was there all the way through and even though I felt Zo was a normal teenager, she just made a few mistakes along the way but for her, she paid a very high price for them I really enjoyed Echo s character too She goes through so much with the death of her sister that she will do anything to try and hold on to her even going after her sister s boyfriend Echo and Marc have a complicated relationship, they meet to talk about Zo and find a common ground but that s about it I was kind of rooting for them to be together but I guess it could never really work because although Zo is gone, she is still a very big part of their lives Not only that but there s secondary characters that play a huge part in the story too, which was great because it added that little bitto the story Overall, Alyson No l doesn t disappoint me with Saving Zoand I m definitely going to be looking out forof her contemporary novels


  6. laaaaames laaaaames says:

    I wanted to like thisthan I did, but at the end of the day I didn t think the characterization of Echo, the protag, was consistent enough I get she was sort of split between trying to be Zoe and then of course just being herself, but it was weird to read a book narrated by a fifteen year old with no experience who would then be so blase about making out with a boy, about drinking, about so many first time experiences One reason I really enjoy reading YA is that aspect of firsts Life is I wanted to like thisthan I did, but at the end of the day I didn t think the characterization of Echo, the protag, was consistent enough I get she was sort of split between trying to be Zoe and then of course just being herself, but it was weird to read a book narrated by a fifteen year old with no experience who would then be so blase about making out with a boy, about drinking, about so many first time experiences One reason I really enjoy reading YA is that aspect of firsts Life is really starting to happen and dealing with that should be really exciting to watch I get that the story was ultimately about the relationship with Zoe, and truly getting to know Zoe, after her death, but if Echo was telling the story, why wasn t itabout her too Also it kind of reads, to me, like Noel would rather write about seventeen year olds and I enjoy her work doing sothan this , so she throws them into a book about a fifteen year old as well as some older experiences, but I am not entirely convinced it meshes as well as it could.Disappointing, given I like loss books and I like sister books


  7. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    Saving Zoin a gripping and intriguing book about picking up the pieces after death and about finding all the pieces to the puzzle of a life.


  8. Michael Michael says:

    Every reader has his or her guilty pleasures Mine is young adult novels Or should I say young adult novels as audio books to listen to while I m working out in this case, running In many cases, young adult novels serve as a solid distraction as the miles go by without demanding that I hang on every word and stop paying attention to my pace or things coming up ahead like mud, vehicles, fellow runners or roaming animals So imagine my surprise when I downloaded the audio version of Saving Zoe Every reader has his or her guilty pleasures Mine is young adult novels Or should I say young adult novels as audio books to listen to while I m working out in this case, running In many cases, young adult novels serve as a solid distraction as the miles go by without demanding that I hang on every word and stop paying attention to my pace or things coming up ahead like mud, vehicles, fellow runners or roaming animals So imagine my surprise when I downloaded the audio version of Saving Zoe to my iPod and the novel not only toyed with my expectations but actually exceeded them It was entertaining enough that not only did I listen while exercising, but I worked in other times to listen to the story, hooked in by the narrator and the story itself.As the story begins, Echo fully admits that she s stuck in the stages of grief because of what happened to her older sister, Zoe, a year before As her family tries to pick up the pieces of their lives with Zoe gone, Echo isn t sure how to relate to anyone any, her mother is on happy pills and her father is burying his grief by working too much Entering high school should be a new and exciting time for Echo, but the specter of her older sister hangs above everything and everyone that Echo comes into contact with.Enter Marc, the ex boyfriend of her sister On the night Zoe vanished, she left her backpack with Marc, including her diary While Marc turned the backpack over to the authorities, he kept the diary and gives it to Echo for her birthday, hoping she will get to know who her sister really was in the months and weeks leading up to her disappearance It s from the reading of this diary that the novel gets its title It s the first of several times in the story that Noel plays with our perceptions and expectations Echo decides to parcel out the diary in bits to herself, saving the diary instead of reading it all in one sitting The answers of what happened to Zoe and how she met her fate quite honestly surprised me As did the impact that Noel allows the events to have on her characters As I said before, the novel surprised me on a lot of levels A lot of the story s success comes from the first person narration of Echo The name is well chosen and reflects a lot of how Echo perceives herself in the story In short, this one surprised me in a good way I may have to see what other novels Noel has available in audio format and have another one work its way onto my iPod soon


  9. Sarah BT Sarah BT says:

    I was originally interested in this book because of the cover that said fans of Veronica Mars would love this As a VM fan, I had to pick it up and I m so glad I did This book is amazing I feel very passionately that this is a must read The writing is excellent and the story draws you in Saving Zoe is a blender book it s got a little bit of everything it s got romance, mystery, twists and turns, coming of age, sadness, happiness In the beginning, you only know as much about Zoe s death th I was originally interested in this book because of the cover that said fans of Veronica Mars would love this As a VM fan, I had to pick it up and I m so glad I did This book is amazing I feel very passionately that this is a must read The writing is excellent and the story draws you in Saving Zoe is a blender book it s got a little bit of everything it s got romance, mystery, twists and turns, coming of age, sadness, happiness In the beginning, you only know as much about Zoe s death that Echo knows which adds a mystery element of figuring out what happened to Zoe and why I felt just like Echo and couldn t wait to readof Zoe s diary and find outabout her life I couldn t put it down and Zoe and Echo have stayed with me long after finishing the book If you have a book club, this is a great pick as many interesting discussions can stem from the many topics presented I would saybut I don t want to give too much away.so get yourself a copy and enjoy reading


  10. Persian Persian says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I just finished this book today There are many things that I like and dislike about this book I ll make the lists quick and short There many moments in the story where I feel that I can relate to Echo She s a young girl who is experiencing and going though things faster than the speed of light literally All of a sudden she feels as though she ismature than her peers, which ironically enough I m going through the same thing as of now as a 16 year old So good job with keeping the plo I just finished this book today There are many things that I like and dislike about this book I ll make the lists quick and short There many moments in the story where I feel that I can relate to Echo She s a young girl who is experiencing and going though things faster than the speed of light literally All of a sudden she feels as though she ismature than her peers, which ironically enough I m going through the same thing as of now as a 16 year old So good job with keeping the plot realistic and relatable AlysonWhat I didn t like about the story I wish Alyson had made it a bit longer and createddepth to the story Also, gone on a bitto what was in store for these characters that hopefully all of us have gotten to love I m really interested on how Marc is going to spend the rest of his life and how Echo gets through adolescence and the rest of her teen years.Other than that I really enjoyed reading this novel and I m actually hoping for a sequel, though it s not completely necessary


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10 thoughts on “Saving Zoë

  1. Hannah Hannah says:

    I hate writing bad reviews Hate, hate, hate, especially since Alyson No l is an established author But I don t know what else to do there was absolutley nothing I enjoyed about Saving Zo By the end, I was annoyed by everything and just wanted to get it over with.My first problem is the writing and style Mainly, it isn t even written like a novel,like the way an adult imagines a 15 year old would speak, which annoyed me yes, we say like too often, but writing a novel like that do I hate writing bad reviews Hate, hate, hate, especially since Alyson No l is an established author But I don t know what else to do there was absolutley nothing I enjoyed about Saving Zo By the end, I was annoyed by everything and just wanted to get it over with.My first problem is the writing and style Mainly, it isn t even written like a novel,like the way an adult imagines a 15 year old would speak, which annoyed me yes, we say like too often, but writing a novel like that doesn t make the voice authentic, just annoying Sometimes, though, in between that type of writing, there are a few passages attempting to sound deep, which just doesn t fit Zo s diary entries are just as annoying that s just not how you write in a diary As far as I know, when you write in a diary, you write about your feelings, and you don t use dialogue and long descriptions There is almost no difference between the normal narrative and the diary entries, except things like writing cuz instead of because To me, it doesn t even seem realistic that Zo kept a diary in the first place since she hates reading and anything academic.The characters are also annoying All of them have one or two characteristics Abby is the bossy one, Jenay the optimistic, fun one, Echo the smart one, Zo the outgoing, wild one, etc but none of them have actual personalities, no individual quirks whatsoever They all just personify that one characteristic For the characterization, the author only used telling, and no showing I couldn t relate to Echo at all I didn t even get any giref from her Mainly, she doesn t seem like she misses Zo at all, and then there are two or three passages about the gaping hole Zo left in Echo s heart Usually, I love reading about dealing with grief, but I didn t get anything like that from this novel not from Echo and not from her parents Marc is the only character with a bit of a personality, but I didn t really get his relationship with Echo either Echo starts going out with her dead sister s boyfriend, but never once feels guilty about it.There is no development, character growth or suspense there isn t even much of a plot That s not saying I need books to have loads of action I love books that are mainly about inner processes and character growth but since there is none of that, either For me, the book never really got started What Echo tells us about her life in the beginning has little to do with her sister s death, just teenage life I thought the story might pick up once she starts reading Zo s diary, but there s almost nothing in there the reader doesn t already know only that she was killed by an Internet predator The reader just gets to read about another boring teenage life, just with a different voice.I didn t really get the point of the whole novel it didn t make me feel anything, and it has no message other than warning readers of Internet predators which, honestly, I think is kind of stupid most of us who use sites like that aren t as stupid as the characters in Saving Zo and know not to meet up with random people sending creepy messages The ending didn t really do anything for me either other than what happens to Jason, there is no relevation I m not even sure you can call it a relevation the guy is creepy from the beginning on.I don t know what else to say about Saving Zo I just didn t enjoy it writing, plot, characters, none of it Obviously, I don t recommend it, but I ve read a few reviewers who like the same types of books as I do give this one positive reviews, so decide for yourself whether or not to read this book I hope you enjoy itthan I did.Reviewed by


  2. stephanie stephanie says:

    how we see our siblings how our siblings see us how we don t see this book was kind of hard to read as an older sister not because of anything in particular, but the things you take for granted your friends knowing your siblings, the secrets you keep to protect the younger ones, to keep as your own, the way your relationship with your parents is different the way idealization occurs, even when you aren t aware, and how such different personalities are still related, still sisters zoe kep how we see our siblings how our siblings see us how we don t see this book was kind of hard to read as an older sister not because of anything in particular, but the things you take for granted your friends knowing your siblings, the secrets you keep to protect the younger ones, to keep as your own, the way your relationship with your parents is different the way idealization occurs, even when you aren t aware, and how such different personalities are still related, still sisters zoe kept a journal zoe loved mark zoe was murdered mark was a suspect mark gives echo zoe s journal everyone misses zoe no one really knew zoe no one really knows echo no one really knows mark is anyone ever really known this book predates Ever, and i have to say, i love echo i love herthan ever, a lot, and her story is so muchreal beyond the whole paranormal aspect of ever s story echo issimple,honest i hope the immortals series causespeople to pick up Alyson Noel s other books, because they are totally worth it secret i kind of want her to stop writing the paranormal stuff, and go back to this type of book because this book truly does echo after you read it it s hard to shake it s beautiful, aching, and real


  3. Louise Louise says:

    Saving Zoe is about a girl name Echo who s sister Zoe was murdered leaving her and her parents in pieces Echo feels she is living under her sister s shadow and will never be the happy, care free person she was or have the lust for life Zoe did Echo s life hasn t been the same since, then Zoe s boyfriend Marc gives Echo Zoe s diary As Echo reads Zoe s diary, she feels closer to her and wishes she waslike her and even starts to pretend she is Zoe She starts getting closer to Marc, bu Saving Zoe is about a girl name Echo who s sister Zoe was murdered leaving her and her parents in pieces Echo feels she is living under her sister s shadow and will never be the happy, care free person she was or have the lust for life Zoe did Echo s life hasn t been the same since, then Zoe s boyfriend Marc gives Echo Zoe s diary As Echo reads Zoe s diary, she feels closer to her and wishes she waslike her and even starts to pretend she is Zoe She starts getting closer to Marc, but she still has doubts that he might have something to do with her sister s death As Echo reads Zoe s diary she learns about her life, her relationship with Marc and how she was planning to become and model actress, how she meets Jason, but Zoe didn t know that she was in danger and some people weren t what they appeared to be But what really did happen to Zoe Wow Really good read I couldn t put it down, they way the book built and all the pieces starting coming together at the end was brilliant I couldn t read it fast enough A real tension builder.Reminded me of Thirteen Reasons Why if you like then you ll love this _ 4 5


  4. PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Zoe was murdered two years ago, now Echo has her sister s diary and learnsabout Zoe s life and death than she could have imagined.SAVING ZOE is a bad book with good intentions Echo learns that her sister was drugged, raped and videotaped, none of which had anything to do with her murder Zoe s diary showed her to be a horrible person although that wasn t Alyson Noel s intention She had a job as a receptionist to a psychologist and made fun of the clients, even reading her boyfriend s f Zoe was murdered two years ago, now Echo has her sister s diary and learnsabout Zoe s life and death than she could have imagined.SAVING ZOE is a bad book with good intentions Echo learns that her sister was drugged, raped and videotaped, none of which had anything to do with her murder Zoe s diary showed her to be a horrible person although that wasn t Alyson Noel s intention She had a job as a receptionist to a psychologist and made fun of the clients, even reading her boyfriend s file She uses the word retarded to describe people she didn t like I could go on, but why dump I m sorry for any person who is drugged and raped, but that didn t change my opinion of her.Echo was aloof, distant and lied to her friends Yes, she was grieving, but that s not an excuse to treat her friends badly.I can t think of a reason for anyone to read this book


  5. Donna {Book Passion For Life} Donna {Book Passion For Life} says:

    Alyson No l was one of the first authors I ever read after reading Twilight, and I have to admit she really had me hooked with her Immortal Series Admittedly it s been a while since I ve picked up any of her books but when I came across Saving Zoon Audible UK, I thought I d try it because I haven t tried any YA contemporary by Alyson so far Saving Zois just over 6 hours long to listen to and I have to say within a few minutes I couldn t stop listening I literally spent my whole Sunday aft Alyson No l was one of the first authors I ever read after reading Twilight, and I have to admit she really had me hooked with her Immortal Series Admittedly it s been a while since I ve picked up any of her books but when I came across Saving Zoon Audible UK, I thought I d try it because I haven t tried any YA contemporary by Alyson so far Saving Zois just over 6 hours long to listen to and I have to say within a few minutes I couldn t stop listening I literally spent my whole Sunday afternoon listening to this book while making Christmas cakes and I had so much fun, even though the book is based on such a hard subject Zo Echo s older sister is murdered and Echo and her family including Zo s boyfriend Marc, are still struggling with her death When Marc gives Echo Zo s diary, Echo is given the chance to truly get to know and understand her sister but will she take it I really did enjoy this story so muchthan I originally thought I would Its money well spent if you ask me I wasn t looking for anything to complicated, I wanted a short and enjoyable read and that s what I got, but I also go so muchbecause it was emotional, gripping and mysterious too All you really know from the start of the book is that Zo was murdered, but you don t know why or by who until later on, and by Echo reading her diary, you also get to know Zo and what happened before her death I really enjoyed it It felt as though Zo was there all the way through and even though I felt Zo was a normal teenager, she just made a few mistakes along the way but for her, she paid a very high price for them I really enjoyed Echo s character too She goes through so much with the death of her sister that she will do anything to try and hold on to her even going after her sister s boyfriend Echo and Marc have a complicated relationship, they meet to talk about Zo and find a common ground but that s about it I was kind of rooting for them to be together but I guess it could never really work because although Zo is gone, she is still a very big part of their lives Not only that but there s secondary characters that play a huge part in the story too, which was great because it added that little bitto the story Overall, Alyson No l doesn t disappoint me with Saving Zoand I m definitely going to be looking out forof her contemporary novels


  6. laaaaames laaaaames says:

    I wanted to like thisthan I did, but at the end of the day I didn t think the characterization of Echo, the protag, was consistent enough I get she was sort of split between trying to be Zoe and then of course just being herself, but it was weird to read a book narrated by a fifteen year old with no experience who would then be so blase about making out with a boy, about drinking, about so many first time experiences One reason I really enjoy reading YA is that aspect of firsts Life is I wanted to like thisthan I did, but at the end of the day I didn t think the characterization of Echo, the protag, was consistent enough I get she was sort of split between trying to be Zoe and then of course just being herself, but it was weird to read a book narrated by a fifteen year old with no experience who would then be so blase about making out with a boy, about drinking, about so many first time experiences One reason I really enjoy reading YA is that aspect of firsts Life is really starting to happen and dealing with that should be really exciting to watch I get that the story was ultimately about the relationship with Zoe, and truly getting to know Zoe, after her death, but if Echo was telling the story, why wasn t itabout her too Also it kind of reads, to me, like Noel would rather write about seventeen year olds and I enjoy her work doing sothan this , so she throws them into a book about a fifteen year old as well as some older experiences, but I am not entirely convinced it meshes as well as it could.Disappointing, given I like loss books and I like sister books


  7. Rebecca McNutt Rebecca McNutt says:

    Saving Zoin a gripping and intriguing book about picking up the pieces after death and about finding all the pieces to the puzzle of a life.


  8. Michael Michael says:

    Every reader has his or her guilty pleasures Mine is young adult novels Or should I say young adult novels as audio books to listen to while I m working out in this case, running In many cases, young adult novels serve as a solid distraction as the miles go by without demanding that I hang on every word and stop paying attention to my pace or things coming up ahead like mud, vehicles, fellow runners or roaming animals So imagine my surprise when I downloaded the audio version of Saving Zoe Every reader has his or her guilty pleasures Mine is young adult novels Or should I say young adult novels as audio books to listen to while I m working out in this case, running In many cases, young adult novels serve as a solid distraction as the miles go by without demanding that I hang on every word and stop paying attention to my pace or things coming up ahead like mud, vehicles, fellow runners or roaming animals So imagine my surprise when I downloaded the audio version of Saving Zoe to my iPod and the novel not only toyed with my expectations but actually exceeded them It was entertaining enough that not only did I listen while exercising, but I worked in other times to listen to the story, hooked in by the narrator and the story itself.As the story begins, Echo fully admits that she s stuck in the stages of grief because of what happened to her older sister, Zoe, a year before As her family tries to pick up the pieces of their lives with Zoe gone, Echo isn t sure how to relate to anyone any, her mother is on happy pills and her father is burying his grief by working too much Entering high school should be a new and exciting time for Echo, but the specter of her older sister hangs above everything and everyone that Echo comes into contact with.Enter Marc, the ex boyfriend of her sister On the night Zoe vanished, she left her backpack with Marc, including her diary While Marc turned the backpack over to the authorities, he kept the diary and gives it to Echo for her birthday, hoping she will get to know who her sister really was in the months and weeks leading up to her disappearance It s from the reading of this diary that the novel gets its title It s the first of several times in the story that Noel plays with our perceptions and expectations Echo decides to parcel out the diary in bits to herself, saving the diary instead of reading it all in one sitting The answers of what happened to Zoe and how she met her fate quite honestly surprised me As did the impact that Noel allows the events to have on her characters As I said before, the novel surprised me on a lot of levels A lot of the story s success comes from the first person narration of Echo The name is well chosen and reflects a lot of how Echo perceives herself in the story In short, this one surprised me in a good way I may have to see what other novels Noel has available in audio format and have another one work its way onto my iPod soon


  9. Sarah BT Sarah BT says:

    I was originally interested in this book because of the cover that said fans of Veronica Mars would love this As a VM fan, I had to pick it up and I m so glad I did This book is amazing I feel very passionately that this is a must read The writing is excellent and the story draws you in Saving Zoe is a blender book it s got a little bit of everything it s got romance, mystery, twists and turns, coming of age, sadness, happiness In the beginning, you only know as much about Zoe s death th I was originally interested in this book because of the cover that said fans of Veronica Mars would love this As a VM fan, I had to pick it up and I m so glad I did This book is amazing I feel very passionately that this is a must read The writing is excellent and the story draws you in Saving Zoe is a blender book it s got a little bit of everything it s got romance, mystery, twists and turns, coming of age, sadness, happiness In the beginning, you only know as much about Zoe s death that Echo knows which adds a mystery element of figuring out what happened to Zoe and why I felt just like Echo and couldn t wait to readof Zoe s diary and find outabout her life I couldn t put it down and Zoe and Echo have stayed with me long after finishing the book If you have a book club, this is a great pick as many interesting discussions can stem from the many topics presented I would saybut I don t want to give too much away.so get yourself a copy and enjoy reading


  10. Persian Persian says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I just finished this book today There are many things that I like and dislike about this book I ll make the lists quick and short There many moments in the story where I feel that I can relate to Echo She s a young girl who is experiencing and going though things faster than the speed of light literally All of a sudden she feels as though she ismature than her peers, which ironically enough I m going through the same thing as of now as a 16 year old So good job with keeping the plo I just finished this book today There are many things that I like and dislike about this book I ll make the lists quick and short There many moments in the story where I feel that I can relate to Echo She s a young girl who is experiencing and going though things faster than the speed of light literally All of a sudden she feels as though she ismature than her peers, which ironically enough I m going through the same thing as of now as a 16 year old So good job with keeping the plot realistic and relatable AlysonWhat I didn t like about the story I wish Alyson had made it a bit longer and createddepth to the story Also, gone on a bitto what was in store for these characters that hopefully all of us have gotten to love I m really interested on how Marc is going to spend the rest of his life and how Echo gets through adolescence and the rest of her teen years.Other than that I really enjoyed reading this novel and I m actually hoping for a sequel, though it s not completely necessary


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