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Sara, Whenever I Hear Your Name based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This book really mad an impression on me. My Mum told me that it was one her favorite books growing up so I read it. It is now one of my favorite books. This book is about a LDS young man named Travis and how he helps a girl named Sara through a tough time.
I chose to read the book Sara, Whenever I Hear Your Name, by Jack Weyland, because my Mom said it was a part of her favorite series when she was my age. It was a little hard for me to read this book mainly because it moves slow and doesn't have very much intensity but I do love the story it tells. Sara, Whenever I Hear Your Name is a love story about a young 15 year old boy named Travis who falls in love with Sara when she moves in next door. Later Travis discovers that Sara has become pregnant with her step fathers child (disgusting, I know) and he helps her gain the strength she needs to testify against her father in court. Later on in the story after having her baby Sara returns to school and gains a testimony of the Mormon Church. I love the personality the author chose for Sara. Sara has been threw more than you can imagine, her step father has been sexually abusing her for years and when she becomes pregnant she moves to Logan and is living in a foster home so she can have the baby and testify in court against her father. I admire Sara's strength, after having the baby she returns to school with Travis and is a remarkable convert into the Mormon church and I think that would take a lot of strength to go threw that and still go to church and go back to school. Travis is not a strong as Sara but if it weren't for Travis, Sara may have not been as strong as she was. Travis is the 'goodie goodie' who would never tell a lie and attended church every Sunday but my favorite thing about Travis is he knows how to treat a girl right! My favorite thing about this book, like I said before, is the story and how the characters in this book take each trial that comes their way and how they deal with it. I think that if you do decide to read this book it could teach you a lot like how to deal with being harassed in school, nasty rumors, tuff situations, telling the truth, and how to remain strong and faithful to the church even when everything around you is trying to pull you away. I know I learned a lot from this simple story. I liked this book because I think people are really interesting and I love learning what kind of different a situation a person may be in and that is exactly what this book is about. I do not think it will appeal to many people mainly because the way it was written. The author uses very simple words that would be found in lower level reading and the story is not the kind that will keep you on your toes and make you want to read more, its just a story. I would still suggest this book however to people who are like me and find people interesting to learn about and to try and understand different situations. I would also suggest you be mature before reading this book because of the content in it, after all it is about sexual abuse and pregnancy.