Saving Red by Sonya Sones audiobook

Saving Red

By Sonya Sones
Read by Caitlin Kelly

HarperCollins 9780062370280
4.12 Hours Unabridged
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Sonya Sones, award-winning author of What My Mother Doesn’t Know, delivers a gripping, funny, and inspiring novel in verse about what happens when the person you set out to save ends up saving you. 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’s inspiring 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.

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Summary

Summary

Sonya Sones, award-winning author of What My Mother Doesn’t Know, delivers a gripping, funny, and inspiring novel in verse about what happens when the person you set out to save ends up saving you.

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’s inspiring 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I couldn’t put Saving Red down.” Jay Asher, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A beautiful window into the desperate futility of trying to save someone who doesn’t necessarily want to be saved.” Booklist (starred review)
“Moving…A sweet romance and hopeful ending balance the heavy themes that propel this story, and Sones’s staccato, first-person poems sensitively trace the innocence Molly sheds as her world expands.” Publishers Weekly
“This work is Frank Capra–esque in its belief in the power of love to win out against all odds…While addressing some serious and thorny issues, this book maintains an upbeat and hopeful tone throughout.” School Library Journal
“Original. Heart-wrenching. A beautiful treatise on empathy and love. These characters belong to you—as your own friends—when you read their story. Saving Red is an absolute treasure.” John Corey Whaley, author of Highly Illogical Behavior
“A new book from Sonya Sones is always an event, and Saving Red shows why. This tender, taut novel in verse is both wise and full of heart.” Deb Caletti, author of Essential Maps for the Lost

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Author

Author Bio: Sonya Sones

Author Bio: Sonya Sones

Sonya Sones is an American author specializing in novels in verse. Her books have been honored with a Christopher Award, the Myra Cohn Livingston Poetry Award, and the Claudia Lewis Award for Poetry, and earned a spot on the American Library Association’s list of the Most Frequently Challenged Authors of the 21st Century. She lives near the beach in California.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 4.12
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English