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Salvation by Anne Osterlund Book Review

Salvador Resendez--Salva to his friends--appears to have it all. His Mexican immigrant family has high expectations, and Salva intends to fulfill them. He's student body president, quarterback of the football team, and has a near-perfect GPA. Everyone loves him.
Especially Beth Courant, AKA the walking disaster area. Dreamy and shy, Beth is used to blend
ing into the background. But she's also smart, and she has serious plans for her future.
Popular guy and bookish girl--the two have almost nothing in common. Until fate throws them together and the attraction is irresistible. Soon Beth is pushing Salva to set his sights higher than ever--because she knows he has more to offer, more than even he realizes.
Then tragedy strikes--and threatens to destroy everything that Salva has worked for. Will Beth's love be enough to save him?

I just finished up Salvation. It was a great book that held my interest the entire time :)

This story was a cute contemporary with some more serious issues. It  ultimately tells the story of two teenagers who are very different, but they both have very serious things in their life. Beth is referred to as the “walking disaster”, since she’s a very disorganized person. At the same time, she’s one of the best students in the AP English class. Salva, the golden boy of the high school, decides to ask her for help. When Beth starts helping Salva in English, sparks start to fly *cue thinking of Taylor Swift song ;)*

Salvation was told in two different point of views, and I love that that’s occurring more often in YA books now. Both Beth and Salva’s point of views were very unique. They also each had dealt with different family issues, both involving death in their past. They also had super different backgrounds.

The book flew over months of time and as the relationship between Beth and Salva developed, it was both really great and super cute! The main focus of the plot was the relationship between Beth and Salva, but there was also some focus on different colleges and both character’s futures. 

Towards the end, as the description says, tragedy struck. I don’t want to spoil anything, and therefore I  will not say what occurs, but it was definitely very shocking to me. The ending to the book was great, and the epilogue summed things up really well.

My favorite part of Salvation was definitely Beth and Salva’s relationship, it was just so cute! Salvation is a great contemporary that I’d definitely reccomend. I’d give it 4 out of 5 flowers.


  1. I love contemporary books! I do like the sound of this one, although I'm not a huge fan of dual POV's. :( But, I still want to read this and the "tragedy" has me really curious to see what it is and how the characters deal with it. I'll definitely be reading this one! Thanks for sharing this with me Montana! Glad you enjoyed it.

    Fantastic review!

    ~ Maida

  2. Now I'm totally curious about the tragedy that strikes near the end of the book! Salva and Beth seem to be a cute couple - I think I'll enjoy the dual POVs. Thanks for sharing, Montana :)


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