How to Save a Life, Sara Zarr. (LBYR, 10/18/11)
Proof that you can write a damn good YA novel that clocks in below 300 pages.
And unlike some other books,1 the flawed characters are ultimately endearing, not the kind that make you want to throw the book away and give up on them.
Somehow HTSAL even left me thinking good thoughts about a guy who wears eyeliner (but don't get any ideas).
(Review copy provided by publisher)
1 I will not name names. I will not name names.