Something Worth Saving

Something Worth Saving

Sandi Ward / Sep 18, 2019

Something Worth Saving Sandi Ward s shrewdly observed funny and wonderfully touching novel tells of a fractured family a teenage boy and a remarkable cat whose loyalty knows no bounds A boy and his cat It s an u

  • Title: Something Worth Saving
  • Author: Sandi Ward
  • ISBN: 1496711130
  • Page: 450
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sandi Ward s shrewdly observed, funny, and wonderfully touching novel tells of a fractured family, a teenage boy, and a remarkable cat whose loyalty knows no bounds. A boy and his cat It s an unconventional friendship, perhaps, but for Charlie and Lily, it works beautifully It was Charlie who chose Lily from among all the cats in the shelter He didn t frown, the w Sandi Ward s shrewdly observed, funny, and wonderfully touching novel tells of a fractured family, a teenage boy, and a remarkable cat whose loyalty knows no bounds. A boy and his cat It s an unconventional friendship, perhaps, but for Charlie and Lily, it works beautifully It was Charlie who chose Lily from among all the cats in the shelter He didn t frown, the way other humans did, when he saw her injured back leg, the legacy of a cruel previous owner Instead, Charlie insisted on rescuing her Now Lily wants to do the same for Charlie.She s the only one who s seen the bruises on Charlie s body If she knew who was hurting him, she d scratch their eyes out But she can t fix this by herself Lily needs to get the rest of the family to focus on Charlie not easy when they re wrapped up in their own problems Charlie s mother kicked his father out weeks ago and has a new boyfriend who seems charming, but is still a stranger Oldest son Kevin misses his father desperately Victoria, Charlie s sister, also has someone new in her life, and Lily is decidedly suspicious Even Charlie s father, who Lily loves dearly, is behaving strangely.Lily knows what it s like to feel helpless But she also knows that you don t always have to be the biggest or the strongest to fight fiercely for the ones you love.Praise for Sandi Ward s The Astonishing Thing A beautiful and touching look into the intricacies of marriage and family life, all seen through the loving and unique perspective of the family pet Modern Cat The Astonishing Thing feels like a bit of a miracle and we all could use a miracle Holly Chamberlin, author of The Summer Nanny Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 309 pages Published December 18th 2018 by Kensington Publishing Corporation More Details ISBN 1496711130 ISBN13 9781496711137 Edition Language English Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book Something Worth Saving by Sandi Ward Author Release date Dec 18, 2018 ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF SOMETHING WORTH SAVING BY SANDI WARD Sandi Ward s shrewdly observed, funny, and wonderfully touching novel tell ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A COPY OF SOMETHING WORTH SAVING BY SANDI WARD Sandi Ward s shrewdly observed, funny, and wonderfully touching novel tells of a fractured family, a teenage boy, and a remarkable cat whose loyalty knows no bounds.A boy and his cat It s an unconventional friendship, perhaps, but for Charlie and Lily, it works beautifully It was Charlie who chose Lily from among all the cats in the shelter He didn t frown, the way other humans did, when he saw her injured back leg, the legacy of a cruel previous owner Instead, Charlie insisted on rescuing her Now Lily wants to do the same for Charlie.She s the only one who s seen the bruises on Charlie s body If she knew who was hurting him, she d scratch their eyes out But she can t fix this by herself Lily needs to get the rest of the family to focus on Charlie not easy when they re wrapped up in their own problems Charlie s mother kicked his father out weeks ago and has a new boyfriend who seems charming, but is still a stranger Oldest son Kevin misses his father desperately Victoria, Charlie s sister, also has someone new in her life, and Lily is decidedly suspicious Even Charlie s father, who Lily loves dearly, is behaving strangely.Lily knows what it s like to feel helpless But she also knows that you don t always have to be the biggest or the strongest to fight fiercely for the ones you love Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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told from the perspective of the cat, interweaves a variety of themes including coming of age, sexual identity, divorce, and abuse Charlie s mother kicked Dad out of the house and his oldest brother, Kevin, misses him desperately His sister, Victoria, has a ne Something Worth Saving is a heartfelt story about a boy and his cat Charlie and Lily Charlie chose Lily from all of the other cats at the shelter She walked with a limp from an old injury and he loved her right away This family drama, told from the perspective of the cat, interweaves a variety of themes including coming of age, sexual identity, divorce, and abuse Charlie s mother kicked Dad out of the house and his oldest brother, Kevin, misses him desperately His sister, Victoria, has a new boyfriend hanging around And Mom has been acting strange toward the new handy man The house is in turmoil Lily is the only one who has seen the bruises on Charlie s body, and she becomes determined to figure out who is responsible Though heavy topics, Ward s poetic writing style keeps the story light and heartwarming We highly recommend this book to animal lovers looking for a heartfelt story with a bit of humor flag 5 likesLike see review Aug 31, 2018 Literary Soir e rated it it was amazing Shelves animals, reviewed, women s literature Sandi Ward s SOMETHING WORTH SAVING is an absolute gem of a book, written in poetic prose and so compellingly about an abused boy and his dysfunctional family all from the point of view of Lily, the family cat.In Sandi s heart wrenching novel, teenager Charlie has chosen Lily from all the kitties in the animal shelter, seeing her true beauty despite her injured leg, the result of a cruel previous owner As he has saved her, she wants to save him.This novel will break your heart and remake it i Sandi Ward s SOMETHING WORTH SAVING is an absolute gem of a book, written in poetic prose and so compellingly about an abused boy and his dysfunctional family all from the point of view of Lily, the family cat.In Sandi s heart wrenching novel, teenager Charlie has chosen Lily from all the kitties in the animal shelter, seeing her true beauty despite her injured leg, the result of a cruel previous owner As he has saved her, she wants to save him.This novel will break your heart and remake it in miraculously healing ways, as only the greatest of fictional stories can do I dare you to read Sandi s book without crying, or shaking your head afterward musing how something so wondrous could come from such pain A story that stays with you long after you tuck the book away on your shelf in the place reserved for those novels you know you will reread and than once.Now I ll let Sandi tell you , while I award SOMETHING WORTH SAVING the highest 5 5 Lily and Charlie are best friends a boy and his cat So when Lily sees Charlie s bruises and realizes someone is hurting him, she is determined to get to the bottom of things Who would do something so terrible But Lily is up against many challenges in trying to get her family to focus on Charlie Lily thinks Mom s new best friend is charming, but he s also a stranger Kevin, the oldest boy, is falling apart because he misses his dad, who was kicked out months earlier Victoria, the middle child, has a boyfriend who Lily despises and suspects may be Charlie s bully Most strangely, why is Dad carrying his gun, even when he s off duty Lily knows what it s like to feel helpless But she also knows you don t always have to be the biggest or the strongest to fight fiercely for your family Thank you, Sandi, for the review copy in exchange for my honest opinion It was a privilege to do review your beautiful book SOMETHING WORTH SAVING will be available for purchase on Pub date December 18, 2018 ABOUT THE AUTHORSandi Ward writes books about love, family, forgivenessoh and cats Sandi grew up in Manchester By The Sea, Massachusetts She attended Tufts University, and received her MA in Creative Writing at New York University, where she studied with E.L Doctorow She now lives on the Jersey Shore with her husband, teenagers, dog and a big black cat named Winnie Sandi is a medical writer at an ad agency in New Jersey, specializing in psychiatry and pain management Her first novel for Kensington Books is titled THE ASTONISHING THING A third novel, WHAT HOLDS US TOGETHER, will follow in 2019 2020 Visit Sandi at sandiwardbooks, follow her on Twitter at sandiwardbooks, or find her Facebook author page at facebook sandiwardbooks flag 5 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 19, 2018 Hristina rated it liked it Shelves reviewed, not what i thought, from netgalley, first read, e books, chick lit, adult lit I m not exactly sure what my impression of this book is, it s a difficult one to dissect.I think the storyline was pretty decent, and Mrs Ward s writing style is well developed But the narrator of the book is the cat which was something that I found a bit odd, and as result, I had a hard time getting into this book as much as I wanted.I don t think it s for everyone, but one should definitely give it a chance Copy received through NetGalley Actual rating 3.5 5 stars flag 4 likesLike see review Aug 30, 2018 Kathleen Flynn rated it it was amazing Happy families are all alike, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way but only some have a wry cat narrating the tale This deceptively simple novel defies categorization, being at once funny and bittersweet piercingly sad but never sentimental.Lily the cat is loving yet self interested her perspective is at once intimate she can eavesdrop like a champ and limited Anything that doesn t happen in the house or nearby must be intuited, and though she understands her humans well, ther Happy families are all alike, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way but only some have a wry cat narrating the tale This deceptively simple novel defies categorization, being at once funny and bittersweet piercingly sad but never sentimental.Lily the cat is loving yet self interested her perspective is at once intimate she can eavesdrop like a champ and limited Anything that doesn t happen in the house or nearby must be intuited, and though she understands her humans well, there are still things that puzzle her This unusual perspective lends an air of mystery, and a refreshing lack of judgment, to the domestic drama Who is hurting the younger son, and why won t he tell, even when his sister sees the bruises and demands to know what happened Why has the dad moved out despite clearly loving his family What s up with the sister s mean spirited boyfriend Why is the carpenter hired to install a bookcase spending all his time talking with the mom instead The humans are endearingly flawed the cat with some help from the dog must rescue the people from disaster than once The end is happy and sad both, and surprisingly emotional flag 4 likesLike see review Sep 09, 2018 Lisa Duffy rated it it was amazing A huge fan of Sandi Ward s debut novel, The Astonishing Thing, I was anxious to get my hands on an early copy of her next book Something Worth Saving, Ward s sopho novel, was worth the wait Powerful and smartly written, Ward explores the intricate workings of family life with a compassionate touch and unflinching honesty You ll root for the characters in this memorable novel long after you ve turned the last page flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 24, 2019 Darth Vix rated it it was amazing I received a copy from the author through TLC Book Tours in exchange for my honest review of it.Something Worth Saving was completely different from anything I have read before and I loved it It is told from the perspective of the family cat We follow Lily as she navigates and experiences her world that revolves around her human family, their experiences and relationships with each other and the animals in their lives Things are changing pretty fast in Lily s family, some good changes and som I received a copy from the author through TLC Book Tours in exchange for my honest review of it.Something Worth Saving was completely different from anything I have read before and I loved it It is told from the perspective of the family cat We follow Lily as she navigates and experiences her world that revolves around her human family, their experiences and relationships with each other and the animals in their lives Things are changing pretty fast in Lily s family, some good changes and some bad and Lily struggles with the want to help her family at all costs, even though she is small and cannot communicate to them with words.The family in this book is definitely going through things It s a complicated family situation that is at times heartbreaking and scary, for Lily and for the reader Some things in here are pretty rough to read There are some tough things explored here abuse, bullying, substance abuse, divorce I don t want to say much about the characters because I feel like it would be easy to give spoilers but I will say that they are definitely complicated but likable Pretty much all of them.This was a great book all around I loved it, it made me cry a few times I highly recommend it if you like books with animals as main characters and books about families I loved it, it was a super fast read because it was easy to read, easy to get into, interesting throughout I read it in a day and a half, it actually pulled me out of a small reading slump so you know it was good flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 01, 2018 Janet rated it it was amazing Shelves zz 2018ng when i read, kindle I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it Sandi Ward s shrewdly observed, funny, and wonderfully touching novel tells of a fractured family, a teenage boy, and a remarkable cat whose loyalty knows no bounds.A boy and his cat It s an unconventional friendship, perhaps, but for Charlie and Lily, it works beautifully It was Char I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it Sandi Ward s shrewdly observed, funny, and wonderfully touching novel tells of a fractured family, a teenage boy, and a remarkable cat whose loyalty knows no bounds.A boy and his cat It s an unconventional friendship, perhaps, but for Charlie and Lily, it works beautifully It was Charlie who chose Lily from among all the cats in the shelter He didn t frown, the way other humans did, when he saw her injured back leg, the legacy of a cruel previous owner Instead, Charlie insisted on rescuing her Now Lily wants to do the same for Charlie She s the only one who s seen the bruises on Charlie s body If she knew who was hurting him, she d scratch their eyes out But she can t fix this by herself Lily needs to get the rest of the family to focus on Charlie not easy when they re wrapped up in their own problems Charlie s mother kicked his father out weeks ago and has a new boyfriend who seems charming, but is still a stranger Oldest son Kevin misses his father desperately Victoria, Charlie s sister, also has someone new in her life, and Lily is decidedly suspicious Even Charlie s father, who Lily loves dearly, is behaving strangely.Lily knows what it s like to feel helpless But she also knows that you don t always have to be the biggest or the strongest to fight fiercely for the ones you love This book just melted my heart I truly believe that cats can heal a lot of injuries, both physical and mental my cats heal me every day oh, gosh I sound pathetic Any animal lover even dog people will believe that this novel could be a true story and I am amazed that it isn t a true tale Tail The book is well written and enjoyable from page one to last I simply adored it flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 09, 2018 Laurie rated it it was amazing I think this is a story that all parents should read It is told by Lily, the family cat who knows secrets within her pack that nobody else is aware of It is a book about love, loss, abuse, dependency and the impacts on an entire family If only Lily could tell all If only she could make all of it go away Her mission is to get help for each person that she loves She will find a way to get her message to her people and the help needed to prevent further hurt in her family.It s definitely a won I think this is a story that all parents should read It is told by Lily, the family cat who knows secrets within her pack that nobody else is aware of It is a book about love, loss, abuse, dependency and the impacts on an entire family If only Lily could tell all If only she could make all of it go away Her mission is to get help for each person that she loves She will find a way to get her message to her people and the help needed to prevent further hurt in her family.It s definitely a wonderful book and well worth the time to read Lily s story flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 24, 2018 Christine Lowe rated it really liked it Sandi Ward chose an unusual way to tell the story of Something Worth Saving Lily was a young kitten when the youngest Anderson child Charlie chose her to be part of their family She wasn t perfect Her former owner kicked her and broke her rear leg It healed but left her with a limp Lily was a very observant cat and did her best to help her new family.This is a cleverly told fami y drama Jeremy was hurt at work and was given pain ki lers after the surgery He became dependent on the pills a Sandi Ward chose an unusual way to tell the story of Something Worth Saving Lily was a young kitten when the youngest Anderson child Charlie chose her to be part of their family She wasn t perfect Her former owner kicked her and broke her rear leg It healed but left her with a limp Lily was a very observant cat and did her best to help her new family.This is a cleverly told fami y drama Jeremy was hurt at work and was given pain ki lers after the surgery He became dependent on the pills and then substituted alcohol for the pills when his wife poured them down the drain When Kate told Jeremy to choose his family or the pills and booze, Jeremy moved out The reader sees how each of the three children and the parents are effected by this decision.This cautionary tale was enhanced by the cat s point of view There was enough drama to keep the story moving The sprinkling of humor kept the story from being too heavy The characters are well layered and have depth and believabilityThank you Kensington Books and NetGalley for supplying the Advanced Reader s Copy for the purpose of review All opinions expressed are completely my own Look for this book on its publishing date 12 18 18 SomethingWorthSaving NetGalley flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 02, 2018 Kathleen Gray rated it it was amazing Ward has once again written a sweet and thoughtful novel narrated by a cat Yes a cat Lily the cat is the observer in a family of wounded people This is so topical in its themes and so sensitive in how it handles addiction and abuse and the impact of those on a family Charlie is Lily s person he s the one who adopted her but he s also fond of the others, all of whom are struggling Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC This is a touching heartwarming read flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 24, 2019 Jessica rated it it was amazing Shelves blog tours Full review to follow flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 21, 2018 Anne rated it it was amazing I really love this author, and this new title did not disappoint As an avid cat lover for many years, I really enjoyed watching and listening to the story unfold from the cat s point of view The way the plot evolved kept me turning the pages faster and faster because I really cared about the main characters The whole story has made me look at my own cats and it totally different way Highly recommend flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 31, 2018 Janine rated it really liked it This is an enjoyable tale told from a cat s point of view Lily was an abused kitten who was turned over to a shelter with her siblings She was the last kitten adopted because she was flawed She had a broken leg that didn t heal properly and she was left with a limp So, she knows what it s like not to be perfect She adopted by a family that she has come to love and will do anything to protect She especially wants to help Charlie, the youngest son, after she discovers bruises on him Lily do This is an enjoyable tale told from a cat s point of view Lily was an abused kitten who was turned over to a shelter with her siblings She was the last kitten adopted because she was flawed She had a broken leg that didn t heal properly and she was left with a limp So, she knows what it s like not to be perfect She adopted by a family that she has come to love and will do anything to protect She especially wants to help Charlie, the youngest son, after she discovers bruises on him Lily does her best to find out who is hurting her favorite boy She also shows great concern for the rest of the family I can t go too much further with the details because it would give away too much of the story But, it is a well told tale of a broken family and a cat that is willing to do anything she can to bring them happiness again.Even though this story is told from a cat s perspective, I do not feel it is appropriate for younger readers because of certain subject matters I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves cats, women s fiction or is looking for a good heartfelt story Thank you to Kensington Books and NetGalley for allowing me to read this book early in exchange for an honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 07, 2018 Jenni Walsh rated it it was amazing This book was so intriguing to me As in Sandi Ward s debut novel, this sopho novel is told through the perspective of the family cat I enjoy this perspective, where Lily J Potter best cat name ever covertly, cleverly, simplistically but not in an unsophisticated manner , and earnestly tells the story of a family unit facing drama on all fronts The ending was sweet and satisfying, just what I was hoping for flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 23, 2018 Meghan Masterson rated it it was amazing Sandi Ward s second novel is an immensely enjoyable read Lily, the family cat, has a special bond with Charlie, the teenage boy who rescued her from the shelter Lily is an endearing, observant narrator, and her affectionate interactions with the family, including the dog, Gretel, skillfully highlight the familial relationships and tensions Lily s dry narration is often amusing as you might expect, a cat is an excellent eavesdropper but her perspective also cuts to the core, showing the tr Sandi Ward s second novel is an immensely enjoyable read Lily, the family cat, has a special bond with Charlie, the teenage boy who rescued her from the shelter Lily is an endearing, observant narrator, and her affectionate interactions with the family, including the dog, Gretel, skillfully highlight the familial relationships and tensions Lily s dry narration is often amusing as you might expect, a cat is an excellent eavesdropper but her perspective also cuts to the core, showing the truth through small details, which are often fresh and textural I felt like Lily helped me see everyday things in a new way I loved the unconventional, complex narration in this sensitive and nuanced tale of a fractured family flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 25, 2018 Karen Sargent rated it it was amazing I have to be honest When I saw Sandi Ward s first book, The Astonishing Thing, the English teacher in me was skeptical that a cat could narrate a story that would be engaging and worth the precious minutes I squeak out of the day to read for enjoyment Another confessionI m not really a cat lover I just love my cat, not all cats But the cover of The Astonishing Thing was so sweet, and the cat s name was Boo How can an English teacher resist Boo, which makes me think of a character in m I have to be honest When I saw Sandi Ward s first book, The Astonishing Thing, the English teacher in me was skeptical that a cat could narrate a story that would be engaging and worth the precious minutes I squeak out of the day to read for enjoyment Another confessionI m not really a cat lover I just love my cat, not all cats But the cover of The Astonishing Thing was so sweet, and the cat s name was Boo How can an English teacher resist Boo, which makes me think of a character in my favorite book ever, To Kill a Mockingbird But as soon as I started reading The Astonishing Thing, I knew it would be a rewarding read So I was excited to receive an ARC of Sandi Ward s second book, Something Worth Saving, and maybemaybe I enjoyed this one even than the first In the first book, Boo captured my heart In this book, I adore Lily the cat, but the depth of the story Lily narrates drew me deeper to the family Or, I could have felt the connection because I teach high school students, and the siblings are all teenagers trying to navigate their own crisis Either way, I am amazed at the creativity and insight it takes to write a meaningful story through the quirky perspective of a cat Because Lily can only understand so much of what happens around her, I constantly try to fill in the missing information, which compels me to read on to see if I ve figured it out or not When I do fill the holes in Lily s story, it feels like an accomplishment rather than predictable, but many times I am surprised when the missing pieces are filled in This is a touching family drama with an uplifting messagea family doesn t give up on one another I highly recommend both of Sandi s books Both of her books have a permanent home on my keeper shelf This review is my honest opinion and is not influenced or required by the author or publisher in exchange for the ARC flag 2 likesLike see review Sep 29, 2018 Claire Marti rated it it was amazing What an intriguing, interesting, emotional read Author Sandi Ward s new novel again utilizes a cat narrator Lily s point of view is articulate, keen, and often hilarious She loves her family and will stop at nothing to protect Charlie, the youngest boy, from harm A sensitive exploration of family dynamics and pertinent social issues I don t want to give too much away because Ward does an excellent job of keeping you guessing I highly recommend this book I finished it in two sittings becau What an intriguing, interesting, emotional read Author Sandi Ward s new novel again utilizes a cat narrator Lily s point of view is articulate, keen, and often hilarious She loves her family and will stop at nothing to protect Charlie, the youngest boy, from harm A sensitive exploration of family dynamics and pertinent social issues I don t want to give too much away because Ward does an excellent job of keeping you guessing I highly recommend this book I finished it in two sittings because I had to know the answers flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 21, 2018 Cozy Cat Reviews rated it it was amazing Sandi Ward s SOMETHING WORTH SAVING is a beautifully written compellingly story about an abused boy and his dysfunctional family told from the point of view of Lily his beloved rescued cat This is a novel that will break your heart and at the same time give you hope through their mutual story of survival I guarantee this book will make you cry Get the tissues out cat lovers ATTENTION ABUSE SURVIVORS AND VICTIMS This has scenes of physical abuse of a child and the cat as well as severe t Sandi Ward s SOMETHING WORTH SAVING is a beautifully written compellingly story about an abused boy and his dysfunctional family told from the point of view of Lily his beloved rescued cat This is a novel that will break your heart and at the same time give you hope through their mutual story of survival I guarantee this book will make you cry Get the tissues out cat lovers ATTENTION ABUSE SURVIVORS AND VICTIMS This has scenes of physical abuse of a child and the cat as well as severe traumatic verbal abuse This can be disturbing to victims Abused teenager Charlie has chosen Lily at the animal shelter in spite of her injured leg, She was terribly abused by her prior owner Charlie loves her right away and she him He is so damaged that he only connects with Lily She is determined to save him when she realizes that he to is a broken soul by abuse and is living in a dangerous home where he lives constantly in fear from his Dad and now his Mother s new boyfriend and the abusive boyfriend of his sister He also has to hide Lily and l,earn how to protect her against further abuse Together he and Lily form a bond of love and of understanding of how to protect each other Lily provides comfort to him when he is beaten and he to her She tells the story of abuse from her perspective This was heartbreaking at times and sometimes i had to set this book down to return later I admit its hard to read in parts as its very well told It is infinitely sad but its also a story of hope and survival in the worse of circumstances i hated the Mother who is weak, superficial and ignored what is going on with Charlie in her own home until the abuse had escalated and still she ignored it until finally kicking out the husband Yet she lets a man into her life right away and into their home that affects her children in the worse way I was disgusted by her that she allowed such a person in her home and to affect her son and his beloved pet This was not a good Mother and she ignored her son and what was going on around her This is a book that stays with you It is food for thought about children in a abusive home and animals who survived abuse and the toll it takes on both souls I thought about this book for days after I finished it I consider it one of the most well written books I have read this year and one that is endearing to me on a emotional level i did not expect I highly recommend this book For all who love cats, for all who have endured abuse and for all who love stories about survival in the worse of circumstances You will love this book as did I Thank you for the ARC to Net Galley and the Publisher My opinion is my own i do recommend you read this book with tissues Very well written albeit a very sad book to read so be prepared flag Like see review Jan 26, 2019 Jaina Rose rated it did not like it Shelves blogged This review is also available on my blog, Read Till Dawn.I hate to quit a book before I ve finished it, but once in a while I just can t make myself get through a book This is one of those times.I like the premise the story of a dysfunctional, separated family is told through the eyes of the family cat Unfortunately, right out the gate I took a disliking to the narration It s cute, the idea of having a cat tell the story, but Lily is the most un cat like cat I ve ever read about She acts mo This review is also available on my blog, Read Till Dawn.I hate to quit a book before I ve finished it, but once in a while I just can t make myself get through a book This is one of those times.I like the premise the story of a dysfunctional, separated family is told through the eyes of the family cat Unfortunately, right out the gate I took a disliking to the narration It s cute, the idea of having a cat tell the story, but Lily is the most un cat like cat I ve ever read about She acts like a dog than the family dog does, honestly, and it s really disorienting.I was willing to brush that aside, though, so I kept reading I actually made it about 2 3 through the book I pushed past the growing implication that Charlie was gay and the bad language, interested in the nuanced portrayals of Charlie s father a hero and a cop who was injured and developed a crippling addiction to alcohol and Victoria s boyfriend a bad boy who is a real, flawed, hurt person who sometimes enjoys hurting others.Then Charlie s mother slept with someone, and Lily was observing the whole thing And describing their dialogue and everything And that was it.So I put the book down, and I m not planning on picking it back up I d hardly recommend anyone else reads it either, which is a shame because there actually was a very strong core story about the different stories of all the people in the house as it was being torn apart It s a nuanced tale, just such an explicit one, and it could have been so much greater.Disclaimer I received a complimentary copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Dec 18, 2018 Lael Braday rated it really liked it Lily loves Charlie than any other human, for he rescued her when other potential adopters frowned at her limp She d been abused by her previous owner and her broken leg healed without veterinarian intervention Now he s being bullied and Lily must figure out a way to help him amid the chaos of Dad s drinking, Mom s sadness, his sister s possible suspect boyfriend, and his big brother s anger The unique perspective of a cat gives readers a view from inside the family, but with a pure, some Lily loves Charlie than any other human, for he rescued her when other potential adopters frowned at her limp She d been abused by her previous owner and her broken leg healed without veterinarian intervention Now he s being bullied and Lily must figure out a way to help him amid the chaos of Dad s drinking, Mom s sadness, his sister s possible suspect boyfriend, and his big brother s anger The unique perspective of a cat gives readers a view from inside the family, but with a pure, some might say naive, but definitely less than jaded, outlook Lily can be as surprised as a person by such things as Charlie s choice of mate being another boy Ward s representation of a gender fluid, gay teenager comes across as natural and inclusive, even as she shows the challenges he must face, especially from his own family His mother and sister s acceptance counter his father s confusion and his brother s resistance Of course there s a romantic interest for mom, who s separated from dad and planning divorce However, he immediately touches her intimately and insinuates himself into family issues, coming across as a bit creepy rather than romantic too much too soon This is the only part of the story that doesn t flow organically, a small distraction This story presents multiple serious subjects that are handled with compassion alcoholism, addiction, chronic pain, divorce, and gender expectations Ward takes her family down a path of resolution surprising, yet realistic Readers who love main characters off the beaten path will appreciate this story animal lovers will be vindicated flag Like see review Dec 30, 2018 Carly rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley, 2018 reads Thank you to Kensington Books via Netgalley for my free digital review copy Something Worth Saving is a sweet story narrated by family cat, Lily She is closest to the youngest son Charlie and has noticed bruises and marks all over his body She is the only one aware that Charlie is being hurt by someone and is determined to make sure the rest of the family become aware so they can help him Along the way she discovers what else is going on with the rest of the family and realizes her job may be Thank you to Kensington Books via Netgalley for my free digital review copy Something Worth Saving is a sweet story narrated by family cat, Lily She is closest to the youngest son Charlie and has noticed bruises and marks all over his body She is the only one aware that Charlie is being hurt by someone and is determined to make sure the rest of the family become aware so they can help him Along the way she discovers what else is going on with the rest of the family and realizes her job may be difficult than she had prepared for initially Being a cat lover I was immediately drawn to the cover of this book I had never read a book narrated by a cat, and I thought it was a unique angle for a story There was much drama packed into this book than I was prepared for, and I loved all the lessons Lily was able to learn and teach the family members.I did find the dialogue to be a bit unnatural and stilted, making certain parts of the book feel choppy and unbelievable I also had a hard time believing Lily would really act the way she did sometimes There were several moments where I thought, okay, a cat would never do that I still thought it was a cute read and I enjoyed seeing how a family is viewed from the eyes of a family pet It s worth the read if you love heartwarming stories flag Like see review Jan 11, 2019 Susan Johnston rated it it was amazing Princess Fuzzypants here Lily s family is a family in crisis Dad no longer lives at home After being wounded on the job, he first turns to drugs and then to alcohol to stem the pain and get him through the day He is oblivious to how this is rupturing his family and seems unable to break out of his alcoholism Mom is doing the best she can but she has three kids, one of whom, unknown to her, is being physically abused It is good that Lily is such a loyal, loving, insightful and strong kitty Princess Fuzzypants here Lily s family is a family in crisis Dad no longer lives at home After being wounded on the job, he first turns to drugs and then to alcohol to stem the pain and get him through the day He is oblivious to how this is rupturing his family and seems unable to break out of his alcoholism Mom is doing the best she can but she has three kids, one of whom, unknown to her, is being physically abused It is good that Lily is such a loyal, loving, insightful and strong kitty.The book is told in first purrson narrative from her perspective She is not only observant but she is wise Despite her own physical restraints, and the fact that her family do not seem to understand cat , she manages to suss out what is going on and saves the day In fact, she does that literally At the end of the day, nothing is going to return to normal but the injured souls in the family are seeking help and there is a good chance a new normal that works for everyone will be established.That is quite a lot for a little kitty to accomplish There were moments of despair when it seems too great a hurdle but she never gave up on her humans She understood that even when they did bad things, they were still deep down good humans, worthy of her love and support.It was a moving story, realistic and not sanguine It touched me deeply.Five purrs and two paws up flag Like see review Jan 20, 2019 Meg A Bookish Affair rated it really liked it Shelves 2019, fiction 3.5 stars Something Worth Saving is the story of Lily, a sweet, fluffy cat who loves her life with her family Things are rapidly changing though The parents are separated and getting divorced Each of the three children are dealing with difficulties both inside and outside of the home Lily wants to help but all she really has is the love that she can give each member of the family.You all may know this from reading my blog but I am a huge animal lover so I was immediately drawn to this boo 3.5 stars Something Worth Saving is the story of Lily, a sweet, fluffy cat who loves her life with her family Things are rapidly changing though The parents are separated and getting divorced Each of the three children are dealing with difficulties both inside and outside of the home Lily wants to help but all she really has is the love that she can give each member of the family.You all may know this from reading my blog but I am a huge animal lover so I was immediately drawn to this book Animals are so special and the author definitely captures this in Lily and Gretel, the rescued police dog that she lives with I loved seeing how Lily and Gretel both try to help their owners throughout the book Time and time again, they use their love to make things better in some really difficult situations This book covers a lot of difficult subjects like bullying, abuse, bad boyfriends, and changing families It was interesting to see it from the perspective of a savvy cat like Lily The book goes in a lot of different directions and while I enjoyed seeing everything going on, I did wish there were some areas where there was a little back story or explanation That being said, overall, this was a sweet read that had a good mix of drama and goodness flag Like see review Dec 16, 2018 Liz rated it liked it Shelves netgalley Via my book blog at Ward made an amusing decision when she chose a cat named Lily, to narrate her new book When Lily was a newborn, a horrible human kicked her out of his way Lily survived but walks with a limp Charlies picked Lily out of all the cats at the shelter, and they became best friends over the years.Charlie has two siblings, Victoria and Kevin, and parents who are separated Charlie s mom is a pre school teacher, and his father a cop The Via my book blog at Ward made an amusing decision when she chose a cat named Lily, to narrate her new book When Lily was a newborn, a horrible human kicked her out of his way Lily survived but walks with a limp Charlies picked Lily out of all the cats at the shelter, and they became best friends over the years.Charlie has two siblings, Victoria and Kevin, and parents who are separated Charlie s mom is a pre school teacher, and his father a cop The parents no longer live together because of dad s drinking problems Lily is a great narrator because, mostly, that is all she can do She can t influence the plot, but she does have a particular way of communicating with the humans Lily s love for Charlie has no boundaries She would do anything for anyone in the family, but especially Charlie Lily even accepts a new human into the pack who comes to help with home renovations The story is one we all know parents split up, someone is bullied, and the welfare of the entire family hangs by a thread The story is short, bittersweet, and worth a read I received an advanced copy of this novel from the publisher through NetGalley flag Like see review Jan 14, 2019 Norma Jean rated it really liked it Something Worth Saving is a story of family dynamics told from the unique perspective of the family cat Lily was an abused kitten who was adopted by the family Charlie, the 14 year old boy and youngest of the three children is having problems with being bullied at school Lily sees the bruises on his body, but she can t do anything about it Charlie won t tell anyone about the bruises She just tries to comfort him when he is sad or hurt Dad became addicted to narcotic pain pills when he was Something Worth Saving is a story of family dynamics told from the unique perspective of the family cat Lily was an abused kitten who was adopted by the family Charlie, the 14 year old boy and youngest of the three children is having problems with being bullied at school Lily sees the bruises on his body, but she can t do anything about it Charlie won t tell anyone about the bruises She just tries to comfort him when he is sad or hurt Dad became addicted to narcotic pain pills when he was injured and Mom asked him to leave the home He tries to stay involved with his children from a distance Victoria is the middle child She tries to act tough, but she loves her brothers and worries about Charlie Kevin is the oldest and he tries to be the father figure in his dad s absence I can t say much without giving away too much of the story I enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who enjoys a warm family drama If you are a cat lovereven better Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this book in exchange for an honest review flag Like see review Jan 06, 2019 Shirley Schwartz rated it it was ok This book is classified wrong on this site This book was classified as adult fiction, family drama, but in my opinion, it is a middle grade book minus the sex scenes of course I found it quite juvenile and simplistic The story of a family in crisis is told through the eyes and thoughts of their house cat Lily With the help of the family dog who is called Gretel the two animals try to piece their family together The theme is a familiar one a seemingly normal family with many hidden and This book is classified wrong on this site This book was classified as adult fiction, family drama, but in my opinion, it is a middle grade book minus the sex scenes of course I found it quite juvenile and simplistic The story of a family in crisis is told through the eyes and thoughts of their house cat Lily With the help of the family dog who is called Gretel the two animals try to piece their family together The theme is a familiar one a seemingly normal family with many hidden and buried secrets and issues The book has no plot though as it is quite easy to figure out all the secrets, and the language in which all is revealed is simplistic and juvenile I did finish the book, and that is why I gave it two stars, but I cannot recommend this book There are so many others with this theme out there Don t waste your time with this one flag Like see review Jan 02, 2019 Dawn Byers rated it it was amazing I won this book from the authors contest I have not read her books before and this looked so interesting.What a touching story as it is told from a beautiful kitty s perspective of the broken family he lives with and how he wants to heal them.Charlie, the boy is his favorite and he notices he has bruises as if someone is bullying him.Mom kicked the dad out as he has been drinking too much.Kevin the older son acts as if he is the boss, plus seems very different whats up with him And the daught I won this book from the authors contest I have not read her books before and this looked so interesting.What a touching story as it is told from a beautiful kitty s perspective of the broken family he lives with and how he wants to heal them.Charlie, the boy is his favorite and he notices he has bruises as if someone is bullying him.Mom kicked the dad out as he has been drinking too much.Kevin the older son acts as if he is the boss, plus seems very different whats up with him And the daughter has a different boyfriend which they worry about.And mom has two men building her a bookshelf and can it be that one is falling in love with her.Follow along to find out who is hurting Charlie and watch the family heal flag Like see review Jan 24, 2019 Sara Smith rated it really liked it This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This book falls in between most conventional book categories I would ve said it was okay for my 5th and 7th graders to read except for the adult sex scenes I don t think I ve read any other book written from a cat s POV although I see that the author has another book with a cat POV that I will probably read as well It was a good read I liked that there was a gender noncorming child in the story since that is becoming and recognized in today s society It s a very small part of the This book falls in between most conventional book categories I would ve said it was okay for my 5th and 7th graders to read except for the adult sex scenes I don t think I ve read any other book written from a cat s POV although I see that the author has another book with a cat POV that I will probably read as well It was a good read I liked that there was a gender noncorming child in the story since that is becoming and recognized in today s society It s a very small part of the book and I think that could ve been developed a lot Possible triggers in this book alcoholism, bullying, divorce flag Like see review Jan 30, 2019 Lorna Bennett rated it liked it It s easy, no thinking reading The family cat is telling the story of her family Mom threw Dad out Dad is drinking Three teenage kids all dealing with life The youngest has bruises and is possibly being bullied for being gay The storyline was ok but the cat just didn t give a lot of definition to the characters flag Like see review Dec 27, 2018 Jaymie rated it really liked it Delightful set up with the cat telling the story That softened the darker parts of the story addiction, grief, depression, etc I felt some of the issues could have been addressed definitively, but overall this was great Gay possibly gender fluid character the cat wasn t clear on the nuances flag Like see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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        Sandi Ward is a native New Englander who now lives on the Jersey Shore with her husband, kids, dog and a big black cat named Winnie She received her MA in Creative Writing from NYU, and is a copywriter at an advertising agency Her debut novel is THE ASTONISHING THING Kensington Books SOMETHING WORTH SAVING is now on sale, including on audiobook WHAT HOLDS US TOGETHER will follow in 2020.Visi Sandi Ward is a native New Englander who now lives on the Jersey Shore with her husband, kids, dog and a big black cat named Winnie She received her MA in Creative Writing from NYU, and is a copywriter at an advertising agency Her debut novel is THE ASTONISHING THING Kensington Books SOMETHING WORTH SAVING is now on sale, including on audiobook WHAT HOLDS US TOGETHER will follow in 2020.Visit Sandi at her on Twitter her on Facebook on Instagram


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    1. Something Worth Saving is a heartfelt story about a boy and his cat Charlie and Lily Charlie chose Lily from all of the other cats at the shelter She walked with a limp from an old injury and he loved her right away This family drama, told from the perspective of the cat, interweaves a variety of themes including coming of age, sexual identity, divorce, and abuse Charlie s mother kicked Dad out of the house and his oldest brother, Kevin, misses him desperately His sister, Victoria, has a [...]


    2. Sandi Ward s SOMETHING WORTH SAVING is an absolute gem of a book, written in poetic prose and so compellingly about an abused boy and his dysfunctional family all from the point of view of Lily, the family cat.In Sandi s heart wrenching novel, teenager Charlie has chosen Lily from all the kitties in the animal shelter, seeing her true beauty despite her injured leg, the result of a cruel previous owner As he has saved her, she wants to save him.This novel will break your heart and remake it i Sa [...]


    3. I m not exactly sure what my impression of this book is, it s a difficult one to dissect.I think the storyline was pretty decent, and Mrs Ward s writing style is well developed But the narrator of the book is the cat which was something that I found a bit odd, and as result, I had a hard time getting into this book as much as I wanted.I don t think it s for everyone, but one should definitely give it a chance Copy received through NetGalley Actual rating 3.5 5 stars


    4. Happy families are all alike, every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way but only some have a wry cat narrating the tale This deceptively simple novel defies categorization, being at once funny and bittersweet piercingly sad but never sentimental.Lily the cat is loving yet self interested her perspective is at once intimate she can eavesdrop like a champ and limited Anything that doesn t happen in the house or nearby must be intuited, and though she understands her humans well, ther Happy fa [...]


    5. A huge fan of Sandi Ward s debut novel, The Astonishing Thing, I was anxious to get my hands on an early copy of her next book Something Worth Saving, Ward s sopho novel, was worth the wait Powerful and smartly written, Ward explores the intricate workings of family life with a compassionate touch and unflinching honesty You ll root for the characters in this memorable novel long after you ve turned the last page.


    6. I received a copy from the author through TLC Book Tours in exchange for my honest review of it.Something Worth Saving was completely different from anything I have read before and I loved it It is told from the perspective of the family cat We follow Lily as she navigates and experiences her world that revolves around her human family, their experiences and relationships with each other and the animals in their lives Things are changing pretty fast in Lily s family, some good changes and som I [...]


    7. I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it Sandi Ward s shrewdly observed, funny, and wonderfully touching novel tells of a fractured family, a teenage boy, and a remarkable cat whose loyalty knows no bounds .A boy and his cat It s an unconventional friendship, perhaps, but for Charlie and Lily, it works beautifully It was Char I recei [...]


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