The Saver

The Saver

by Edeet Ravel


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Seventeen-year-old Fern has not had an easy life. She struggles at school and lives with her mother in a roach-infested apartment where break-ins are common and the neighbors are unfriendly. Despite these challenges the two of them are managing to cope, but then Fern's mother suddenly has a heart attack and dies, and Fern is left utterly alone. She's a survivor, and not afraid of hard work, but how does a 17-year-old with no skills support herself? Using only her resourcefulness and resolve, Fern fights to create a new life, and just when things seem about to unravel, she discovers that she is not really on her own after all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780888998835
Publisher: Groundwood Books
Publication date: 04/27/2010
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 Years

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The Saver 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
-Eva- on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I picked this up because I absolutely love Ravel's Tel Aviv trilogy and was hoping the magic of those books would carry over to her YA writing, but unfortunately that wasn't the case. The premise was really interesting - how does a 17-year-old take care of herself without any help in the world? - but the story doesn't quite manage to relay the feelings of the characters and so I found myself not caring about them. I still can't figure out why Fern is so obsessed with saving money that she lies and steals in order to put several hundred dollars a month into a savings account rather than dealing with her day-to-day life. The redeeming factor is to see how Fern goes from totally alone in the world to having friends, but it's not a huge denouement in that anyone who has a workplace will have colleagues. It's a fast read, but in the end, not satisfying.
delmas_coulee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought it was going to be a good book, it started off well but it just never seemed to go anywhere. There was nothing that made you really care about the characters. The book ended and you were wondering what the point of it was was. The book jacket was really misleading - quick but not satisfying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago