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Salvation, Anne Osterlund

Label
Salvation
Title
Salvation
Statement of responsibility
Anne Osterlund
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Salvador Resendez--student body president and quarterback of the football team--falls for quiet, shy Beth Courant, who pushes him to set his sights higher than ever. Then tragedy strikes, threatening to destroy everything he's worked for
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Review
  • Grades 8-11 Salva Resendez came to the U.S. from Mexico as a child. He works hard to achieve his dreams, or at least, to achieve the dream his parents want for him. Straight-A student, student body president, and football star, Salva has it all until he begins to notice talented writer Beth Courant. Beth helps Salva discover what his dreams really are, but they both learn that you can’t always get what you want unless you’re willing to give up something else. In this Romeo and Juliet–esque story, told in alternating chapters, Osterlund creates a painfully real tale about two teenagers going against an unrelenting world. Along with a solid story, this also delves into issues of culture and race. Many teens who face pressure from their family or society will instinctively relate to the story’s message: life isn’t always about popularity and grades, and sometimes even the people who love you don’t know what’s best. -- Fort, Bethany (Reviewed 03-15-2013) (Booklist, vol 109, number 14, p83)
  • Gr 9 Up — High school seniors Salvador Resendez and Beth Courant both struggle with family pressures and dream of leaving their small town where the only opportunity is to work in the local onion-processing plant. Salva's father demands perfection from his son to prove that leaving Mexico and creating a new life in America was worth it, and the popular teen is determined not to let his family down the way that his college-dropout older brother has. Shy and clumsy bookworm Beth copes with her mother's recovering alcoholism and wants to leave her trailer-park home behind to attend a good college on a full scholarship. Forced to work together for a school project, Beth and Salva soon experience a tender connection that has them flirting over Shakespeare in this modern Romeo and Juliet tale. Readers looking for a gentle story of first romance will enjoy this sweet offering.—Madigan McGillicuddy, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library, Atlanta, GA --Madigan McGillicuddy (Reviewed April 1, 2013) (School Library Journal, vol 59, issue 4, p169)
  • Osterlund offers a believable and touching relationship between two protagonists readers will come to believe belong together. Despite the hardship of immigrating to the United States from Mexico in elementary school, Salvador "Salva" Resendez, now a senior, is a straight-A student and the star quarterback of his football team. Having taken freshman English in middle school, he's not happy when he's saddled with the additional responsibility of AP English with a teacher known as "the Mercenary" instead of phys ed. Beth Courant, aka the "walking disaster area," is also an A student--though a hopelessly disorganized one--and a gifted writer. Her pitch-perfect, third-person internal dialogue, which fluidly alternates with Salva's, reveals grief over the loss of her grandmother and her mother's neglect. When Salva receives a D from the Mercenary, he turns to Beth. Predictably, Salva begins to return Beth's hitherto-unrequited crush, but what is unpredictably refreshing is the manner in which their romance unfolds. Salva and Beth both want a brighter future, but when tragedy strikes, it will take their combined strength--not just Beth's, as the marketing copy unfortunately implies--to pull them through. The romance ultimately rises above occasional false-sounding slang to tell a story of friendship, love and determination that will satisfy readers. (Fiction. 14-17)(Kirkus Reviews, January 15, 2013)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10173991
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Osterlund, Anne
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ7.O8454
LC item number
Sal 2013
Literary form
fiction
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  • 9
  • 12
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dating (Social customs)
  • High schools
  • Life change events
  • Teenagers
  • Dating (Social customs)
  • High schools
  • Love
  • Life change events
  • Teenagers
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Salvation, Anne Osterlund
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
955334
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780142417706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780142417706
  • (OCoLC)798615652
Label
Salvation, Anne Osterlund
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
955334
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780142417706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780142417706
  • (OCoLC)798615652

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