Book Review | Saving Zoë by Alyson Noel


Saving Zoë Alyson Noel

YA, Contemporary

St. Martin’s Press | September 4th, 2007

4/5 Stars


It’s been one year since the brutal murder of her older sister, Zoë, 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 Zoë’s former boyfriend Marc shows up with Zoë’s diary.

At 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 Zoë’s life so that she can start to rebuild her own.

Prepare to laugh your heart out and cry your eyes out in this highly addictive tale as Alyson Noël’s Saving Zoë tackles the complicated relationship between two sisters and shows how the bond can endure long after one of them is gone.

My Review

Echo has just turned fifteen, it’s been a year since her sister’s horrifying murder, and she’s starting high school. She’s still working through the stages of grief when Zoë’s former boyfriend Marc gives her Zoë’s diary. As Echo reads through her sister’s diary and learns more about her Echo is able to start healing and begin to start living her own life again.

This story reminded me a lot of Love Letters to the Dead. It’s not that the story was exactly the same, but both books are about one sister grieving another. I really enjoyed reading this book. It definitely kept me on my toes and turning the pages. This is not my first Alyson Noel book, so I was super glad that it did not disappoint.

As far as the story goes, it was suspenseful, and brilliant, and could definitely happen in real life. While I don’t believe that was the intention of this book, you can learn from the things that happen in this book (granted you should already know these things).

I don’t usually prefer the movie tie-in covers to a book’s original cover, but with this book I do. The original cover of this book, in my opinion, is kind of plain and boring. To be honest, had I only seen that cover, I may have not read the book. I know that sounds horrible, but what can I say?

If it weren’t for my eyes burning because they just suck I guess, I would have never put this book down. I highly recommend this book to everyone who enjoyed Love Letters to the Dead or even those who didn’t and wanted more from it. I also just recommend it in general.

teal thanks for reading


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