Love, Sara

From the computer files of Sara J Reichert My life, from the last day of summer vacation,to almost spring of my Junior year.No matter what you might have heard,this is the real story Love, Sara is the story of two teenage best friends, Sara and Dulcie Sara, the narrator, comes from a troubled family and has been sexually abused by her father After a string of false st From the computer files of Sara J Reichert My life, from the last day of summer vacation,to almost spring of my Junior year.No matter what you might have heard,this is the real story Love, Sara is the story of two teenage best friends, Sara and Dulcie Sara, the narrator, comes from a troubled family and has been sexually abused by her father After a string of false starts she finally lands in a foster home where people genuinely care about her Korean born Dulcie, who had been adopted as a baby by a close knit, middle class family, finds her own life spinning out of control when she and a popular football player fall in love When his wealthy, bigoted parents learn that Dulcie is pregnant, they throw him out of the house Without resources, the two come up with a desperate plan And it is Sara, with the help of her foster mother, who must race against time to try to prevent her friends impending suicide.This fast paced and powerful novel is told through e mail exchanges between the two friends, through Sara s journal entries, her school essays, newspaper clippings, poems, and quotations With vivid characters, Love, Sara is unique in its narrative form and honest and forthright in the themes it presents.
Love Sara From the computer files of Sara J Reichert My life from the last day of summer vacation to almost spring of my Junior year No matter what you might have heard this is the real story Love Sara is the

  • Title: Love, Sara
  • Author: Mary Beth Lundgren
  • ISBN: 9780805067972
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Love, Sara”

    1. This book is about a girl named Sara and her best friend Dulcie. They are both in high school together. Dulcie has a huge crush on a guy named John. Sara doesn’t really like John very much. She thinks that John is just some jock that wants to take advantage of Dulcie. Sara tries to tell Dulcie not to go out with John, but she doesn’t listen. John and his friends are popular, but Sara and Dulcie aren’t as popular. Since Sara and Dulcie aren’t very popular, Sara doesn’t think she will fi [...]

    2. "Here's what I think: As long as you're alive, I guess you've got a shot at life getting better. Not I guess. I KNOW."Even though this book was written before I was born, I thought it was so relevant and real. Lundgren weaves an amazing story, and while doing so, she handles the topics of teen pregnancy, suicide, and sexual abuse with care. I could tell that this story came from a teenager's perspective (even though she is an adult writer), and that just made the story all the more powerful.

    3. Sara is in yet another foster home. And although Carol has been more patient than most, Sara knows it's only a matter of time before she gets sent back. But at least she has a friend in this school - Dulcie. Through emails and journal entries, we begin to understand Sara's life. But Dulcie gets involved with Jon and soon that relationship becomes the center of everyone's life. Jon's family is very rich and very white. Dulcie's family is middle class and Dulcie is an adopted Asian-American. Sara [...]

    4. Foster child and incest-survivor Sara has a multitude of problems ranging from peer acceptance to sibling rivalry to acting out. When her best buddy Dulcie begins dating a jock, Sara takes a long time to accept him and his clique but Jon's parents are even slower at accepting Dulcie as Jon's Vietnamese-American girlfriend, and when she becomes pregnant, both are disowned. Depressed, desperate and alone, they contemplate a double-suicide. Can Sara save them and herself?Because Sara is an aspiring [...]

    5. Saddest book I've ever read.I loved this story: very quick read, moving, etc. The characters were easy to identify, know, pick up on, and were relatable to teens today. Towards the end of this book, I'd started bawling like a baby as I read Sara's suicide notes to her mother, brother, sister, and that small note she left to one of her teachers. I felt miserable for Sara, and for Dulcie, and for Jon. Jon was a good guy . . and Dulcie was lovable.This book, for others as well, is a reminder:Don't. [...]

    6. Love, Sara by Mary Beth Lundgren is a book that at first I didn't think I was going to like. The first 100 pages are very slow and boring. Although once you get past it, you start wanting to know what happens next. This is a good book, but I wish that the pace was a little faster. This book at times can be a little tough to process all the information given at once. Love, Sara although wouldn't be my first choice it was a good read. I would recommend this book to teenage girls.

    7. I didn't realize it was going to be so depressing!!! I liked the way it was written though and I guess *some* good did come out in the end but still tore my heart!!!

    8. Even though this book had great descriptions, various interesting ways to tell the story, and a GREAT ending. The plot of the story just didn't draw me in.

    9. This was very well written. I was sucked in and read it in one sitting. The characters were so real they practically breathed. I so wanted a happy ending.

    10. This book deals with issues of sexual abuse, teen pregnancy, suicide, and learning to trust. Written in a series of e-mails, journal entries, and main character Sara's honors English papers.

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