Salvation by Anne Osterlund

15769992Release Date: January 10, 2013
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Publisher: Puffin
Age Group: Young Adult
Shelfability: Borrow
Pages: 289
Format: Advance Reader Copy
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I’m a big fan of Anne Osterlund. I’ve read all of her other novels and truly enjoy them. She is a talented writer and I’m always completely engrossed in her stories. While Salvation was beautifully written, I didn’t connect with the story or the characters as much as I usually do in Osterlund’s novels.

I loved the concept of the story. Two very different characters, both working diligently to overcome personal obstacles and better their lives, and falling in love in the process. They were both very passionate about their education, which was nice to see, and though they expressed it in different ways, they were both very dedicated to their families. Though Beth’s family wasn’t whole after the passing of her grandma. Her mom did step it up toward the end of the novel, but it was a little to late.

Basically the story is Beth and Salva helping each other through some tough times.

There was a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming, but the whole ending did feel a little rushed. Overall, I thought the concept of the story sounded fabulous, I just didn’t particularly connect with it or the characters.