Saving Bobby

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When Bobby's world came crashing down on his thirteenth birthday, he knew his life would never be the same again. After losing most of his family before ever becoming a teenager, Bobby was determined not to lose the only person who ever truly loved him and was always their for him-his mom. Struggling with the fear of losing his mother to cancer, Bobby takes it upon himself running away in search for a way to save her. Along Bobby's journey, he meets Annie, a runaway. Together, they embark on a road where they ...
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Overview

When Bobby's world came crashing down on his thirteenth birthday, he knew his life would never be the same again. After losing most of his family before ever becoming a teenager, Bobby was determined not to lose the only person who ever truly loved him and was always their for him-his mom. Struggling with the fear of losing his mother to cancer, Bobby takes it upon himself running away in search for a way to save her. Along Bobby's journey, he meets Annie, a runaway. Together, they embark on a road where they both find a friendship that will last forever and the true meaning of God. Will Bobby save his mother in time and will Annie go back to the life she had? Experience this journey with Bobby and Annie and feel the power of true determination, and what God can do, if you just let Him into your heart...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466306882
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/20/2011
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.25 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Crystal Cattabriga was raised in Massachusetts and moved to Georgia in 2004. She is the mother of three beautiful children, Zackary 18, Blayke 13, and Ema 10 and has been married for 10 years to a wonderful man who always seems to keep her grounded. When Crystal is not writing novels, I she enjoys reading, going to the movies with her children, walking through trails, and bowling. She have three dogs and several cats. Living her life as it is, Crystal feel's blessed, so she always remember to pay it forward to others. Crystal has been a Partner's in Hope member of St. Jude's Hospital since 2006 and will continue until Cancer is longer. And with that she also gives to her local community, The Sharing and Caring Place in GA.
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  • Posted June 3, 2012

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    This book is about a 13 year old boy and his journey to save to


    This book is about a 13 year old boy and his journey to save to one thing that is most precious to him, but much, much more! I have to admit, this book isn't my normal genre, but came highly recommended by several people. Since I value their opinion, I decided to give it a try. I am so glad that I did! It took me longer to read this book than it usually takes for me. Why? Well, I didn't want to put it down, but had to several times due to being in tears and couldn't read the words. I found myself having to stop various times, sometimes for hours, just to pull myself together and sort out my emotions. This book will truly make you think about you own life and the ones in it. It will send you on an emotional roller coaster. I found myself crying because I was happy, sad, and just because. The author truly has a way with reaching out and touching your soul. I highly recommend this book to everyone, no matter your reading genre, or your beliefs. BE PREPARED: It is a tear jerker, will make you look at life in a whole new way, and may stick with you forever!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 3, 2012

    “Saving Bobby” is a lovely, heartwarming story about

    “Saving Bobby” is a lovely, heartwarming story about a young boy undertaking an extraordinary journey to save the life of the one person he loves most – his mother. Told with sheer honesty from the point of view of a thirteen year old boy whose life unexpectedly changes for the worse in a matter of minutes, we get to know Bobby as an ordinary and uncomplicated kid whose life revolves around that of his mother, and the lengths he would go to, to save her.

    This book has surpassed all my expectations and delighted me with a fast-moving plot, and a storyline that begs the reader to believe in miracles, angels and a world where people still care about each other. The only downside I could find is that it needs some editing, but other than that, this is a story that will stay with the reader for a long long time.

    I highly recommend this enchanting book for fans of Christian fiction and anybody in the mood for a tearjerker read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2012

    This book is so heartwarming and touching. I really enjoyed it

    This book is so heartwarming and touching. I really enjoyed it from the first page to the last. Cant wait to read the next one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2012

    This book was wonderful. I try to steer away from books like thi

    This book was wonderful. I try to steer away from books like this, simply because they make me cry, however, this one was worth the tears. Bobby goes through so much, and it is inspiring how he reacts to it. I can't wait to read more from this author. This is a definite must read.

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  • Posted May 29, 2012

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    Thirteen year old Bobby is on a quest to find more time or a ki


    Thirteen year old Bobby is on a quest to find more time or a kidney donor for his mom. She is in desperate need of a new kidney due to cancer. She is all he has left in this world. He has no other relatives other than his uncle and they recently got notice from the military that his uncle is missing in action. But he doesn't believe them, he feels in his gut that his uncle is alive.

    Bobby is staying with a family friend while his mom is in the hospital. He decides to sneak out one night without telling anyone and hits the streets for answers that might help his mom. When he starts out on this quest he makes friends with a young girl, Annie and she joins him on his journey. It is very clear that Annie has a personal relationship with God. Bobby doesn't know God or what He is capable of doing if he would just believe in Him. Bobby watches Annie as she share her beliefs with strangers about the power of prayer if only they would have faith in God. Annie tries to tell Bobby who God is and about Jesus. But he isn't sure he believes or trust what Annie says about God.

    Any mom reading this story will freak at the idea of this young boy out on the streets alone. And why does so many people know this girl Annie and don't seem to be concerned about her? Where is her parents? Why is she on the streets? Why doesn't she want to go home? I had so many questions running through my mind.

    This may be a Young Adult book but don't let that stop you from reading this book. Also you better make sure you have a box of tissues at hand because you will need them.

    I have had this book on my to read list for some time now. I am so glad I was able to work it into my schedule. I'm sure you will enjoy this book as much as I did.

    I highly recommend this book!

    Disclosure
    I received a free copy of this book from the author for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 28, 2012

    A tear-jerking Christian Story I got this book from the author

    A tear-jerking Christian Story
    I got this book from the author her self, and I am very grateful that I did. It was a wonderful read, and it made me realize some things in my own life. One there is always someone out there with more troubles or problems than you. Two, God is always around you even when you think he is not. Three cherish the people around you. Four try and pay some kindness forward.

    This is a Christian book, and though I have not read many from this genre every time I read one I feel good inside. Saving Bobby, is a tear jerker! Bobby is a young teenager who goes though a time in his life that helps change him and brings him closer to God. He knew about God, but he never truly knew God. When his mother becomes very ill he tries to find a way to help her and in the process he meets a girl named Annie. As he is hanging with Annie for a few days he sees good things from her, she is very sweet and does not force God on him but she does talk with Bobby about God and the good things he does. And lets him know that God is always there listening to us.

    I truly was touched by this book and I can not wait to read more from this author. Crystal Cattabriga is a very talented writer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2012

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    Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite What would you do if y

    Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite

    What would you do if you were a young boy of thirteen years old and just discovered your mother, you best friend, your life, may be dying of cancer? Give up, act a fool, run away? Since he was a young child, it was always just Bobby and his mother. He had no grandparents, his father left when he was young and all that is left is an uncle who is in the military. His mother has lost so much over the years that she does not deserve to have this illness thrust upon her. Staying with Tony, a family friend, both he and Bobby are tested to see if they would be a match for a kidney. When the results come back negative Bobby is beside himself. Bobby runs away in the hope of finding a way to cure his mother. When Bobby meets up with Annie, another runaway, they embark on a journey that not only cements a lasting friendship but also helps Bobby to realize that there is a God and that He will help if Bobby will just turn his problems over to Him.

    This is one of those books that are very hard to put down. It will bring a smile on your face and a tear in your eyes. A Christian based book, it shows how one on one's own spiritual journey can learn to deal with illness, possible death and one's own belief in God. I felt as I read that these two young people were placed together by God to help them both on their journey through life. As Annie teaches Bobby about God and His very existence we are able to view Bobby’s thoughts and ideas and how he battles emotions and his coming faith. It is a very heartwarming book that I would recommend for everyone, especially teenagers who at some point in their life are going to have to deal with what Bobby did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Ms. Cattabriga, you brought me to tears numerous times with this

    Ms. Cattabriga, you brought me to tears numerous times with this story, it was fantastic. What a heart-felt story you wrote. More so, what a priveledge it was to read it.
    This story is about a 13 year old named Bobby who’s celebrating with the few friends that he and his mom have at his birthday. She has a special friend named Tony that visits her often and owns a meat market. Bobby’s favorite friend of all is his Uncle Johnny. Johnny is in the military and is missing but Bobby feels he will see him one day. His mother takes ill needing a kidney transplant and Tony has Bobby stay with him. In the meantime, Bobby is determined to find anyone that can save his mom. He then meets Annie. Annie teaches him what it is to believe there is a God and that he is there for you whether you see the signs or not. Footprints in the Sand is mentioned a few times in this book. I loved this book. If I could shout about this book from the mountain tops of the world, I would. This is a fantastic, heart-warming book and well worth the read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 14, 2012

    This is a great read!! Lovely,book full of love, faith and lots

    This is a great read!! Lovely,book full of love, faith and lots of courage! Reminds you of what you have and how to hold on to it through the thick and the thin. This book was uplifting with a touch of sadness but a great read!! This book is about a 13 yr old boy who leaves home to find a cure for his mom and hooks up with a runaway who helps him see life differently. AWESOME ending!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2012

    Great Spiritual Read

    Oh where to start with this book!? This book was beyond amazing for me! It had such a great story line/message and was one of those "hard to put down" books. I'm not one to tear up much while reading, but this one definitely had me in tears more than once. This book makes you think about more than just yourself. It is a great read and I will be purchasing it for several family members/friends. I recommend this book to anyone in general, as there is not one person that I can think of that wouldn't benefit from reading this story :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2012

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    a must read

    Saving Bobby
    By: Crystal Cattabriga
    Review done by Mellisa
    Bobby is a 13 year old boy who is being raised by a single mom. Bobby loves his mother very much however on his 13th birthday his whole world changes for the worse. Bobby’s mom collapsed on the floor at his birthday party. Bobby finds out his mother has a mass on her kidney, Bobby doesn’t understand why his mother is sick with cancer he is all upset about it. He feels like no one is going to help his mom or him. He is so scared about this all he isn’t sure what to think about it all.
    Bobby found out he could be tested for a kidney for his mom however she told him she would rather wait till they found a different match as she doesn’t want to put Bobby through all that. Bobby wonders is there a God will his mom die. A friend Tony is there to help Bobby through this as he is so scared. He cares about Bobby and his mom she teaches Bobby the stuff a dad would teach his son such as baseball and more. So while Bobby’s mom is in the hospital Bobby will stay with Tony. Bobby also finds out his mother’s cancer is spreading faster than doctors thought. If Bobby’s mom dies he will have no one he feels as most of the family is dead and his only uncle Johnny is MIA.
    Both Bobby and Tony are going to be tested to see if they are a match for Bobby’s mom. Will Bobby be a match or will Tony? Will either be a match? When they find out neither are a match the doctor put Bobby’s mom on a waiting list but there are 5 people ahead of her. Will she get the kidney soon enough to save her or will it not come fast enough?
    While Bobby is at Tony’s while Bobby’s mom is in the hospital, Bobby runs away. He is scared while on his trip he wants to help his mom anyway he can. Will this be the worse idea Bobby had or will he be able to get help for his mom just in time. Where will Bobby runaway to? While on his trip Bobby finds a young girl named Annie she take Bobby to a church where she has some people she knows. One is a nurse named Donna. Will Donna be able to help Bobby help his mom?
    Can they save Bobby’s mom? Will Bobby learn to trust God? Are you ready to take a trip down faith and trust road.
    You will learn that bad things happen but something good always happens to turn it around. You will fall in love with little Bobby you will want to hug him and tell him it going to be ok. You will cry laugh and cheer in this book. Very well written I love it. I would for sure give it 5 out of 5.

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  • Posted January 15, 2012

    Highly Recommended!!!!

    I feel so very blessed to have had the privilege to experience this read, sonrisa...A warm hearted, soul gripping novel that will take you through a range of emotions as well as touch that center core of who you are to reveal nothing less than absolute Greatness, sonrisa...

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  • Posted January 5, 2012

    Saving Bobby will make you smile,cry and reinforce there is a God

    I gave Saving Bobby and 4 outta of 5 stars because it is a story that I like and it was sweet and endering book.

    Bobby is a 13 year old boy that doesnt have a lot of family and when his mother is sent the to the hospital all Bobby could think is why me? As a person that has lost her father and has lost many family and friends to cancer I knew what Bobby was feeling. Every where Bobby goes he is told by everyone that they will pray for his mom but for Bobby at this point he is questioning why his mom and not him. When one night at his Uncle Tony house Bobby gets it in his dead to find someone to save his mom since he thinks the doctors are not doing enough to save her. As Bobby sneaks out of Tony house one night and start his search to fine another hospital or doctor to help his mom he means Annie a girl he thinks might look familer to him but she is willing to help him find someone to help his mother. So with the help of Annie Bobby is on a mission to find someone and along the way Bobby meet people that help him to realize that he needs to put his faith in God and trust that God knows what he is doing. As a person that believes strongly in God I have always believe to put your problems in God and he will take care of it. It takes many people along the way to convince Bobby that he needs to do that. Reading Saving Bobby did make me cry & smile and the ending was sweet and I believe the true meaning of this story is when something bad happens that praying really does work and God is out there listening you just have to talk to him.

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  • Posted January 3, 2012

    sweet sweet sweet

    A very sweet and, at times, bittersweet tale of a young man and his love for his mom. A nice way to portray a young man's relationships and coming to have a relationship with God. Easy and enjoyable reading for many ages.

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  • Posted December 30, 2011

    A wonderful read for people of all ages!

    Thoroughly enjoyed this story!

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  • Posted December 25, 2011

    Enjoyed this book very much, very enlightening!

    I must mention that I don't read books. I find them hard for me, but I must tell you that I read this one and couldn't put it down. I found out how to get in touch with the storyline and I can tell you that I will now read more.

    This book was interesting and emotional and very well written. I would recommend it to anyone of any age.

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  • Posted December 8, 2011

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    Great book!!! I loved it.

    Saving Bobby is a great book for all ages. When I started reading this book I was drawn to it from the begining. I cried, laughed,and in the end was a surprise that I enjoyed. A truely beautifully written book for anyone who believes in hope. I can't wait for the author to write more books. Truely a fan!!

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  • Posted December 8, 2011

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    A wonderful book!!

    I really enjoyed reading Saving Bobby. This book takes you on a journey of love, hope and trying to save a loved one. Most importantly it allows us to believe that God is wonderful and is always there for us. I can't wait to read more from this wonderful author.

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  • Posted December 8, 2011

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    I enjoyed this book alot. A great book for anyone.

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  • Posted November 29, 2011

    You have got to read this book! you will absolutely love it!

    This book is for any reader. This story really opens your eyes to the love someone can have for one person and many obstacles they can overcome for something they strive for. i recommend that everyone reads this book it will really show you that your loved ones should mean the world to you over anything and everything you should stand by their side. I also think shattered to pieces would be a great book as well they are both great books and she is a wonderful author!!

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