Thursday, February 28, 2013

2 Character Bucket List: Anne Osterlund, Salva, and Beth from SALVATION

What do the main characters in SALVATION wish to accomplish before they die?

1. Enjoy his senior year with his friends.
2. Pass AP English.
3. Protect his younger sisters.
4. Fulfill his parent’s dreams.
5. Make his father proud.
6. Get into a good college on a full ride.
7. Figure out what he wants to do with his life.
8. Win a state football championship.
9. Make up for all the sacrifices his parents and older siblings made on his behalf.
10. Find the guts to kiss Beth.

1. Get into Stanford.
2. Get over Salvador Resendez.
3. Be a true friend.
4. Become a famous writer.
5. Read every single Shakespeare play.
6. Pass trigonometry.
7. Find true love.
8. Fulfill her grandmother’s hopes.
9. Get to class without losing anything.
10. Try NOT to be late.

About the Book:
A smart, unexpected romance from an award-winning author.

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 blending 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?

Thoughtful and romantic, this is a beautifully written story about following your heart and fulfilling your potential.

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Author Bio:
Anne Osterlund is the author of four young adult books, including  
Aurelia and its sequel, Exile. Her second novel, Academy 7, won the OCTE Spirit of Oregon Award and was an ALA/YALSA Popular Paperback nominee. Anne works as a full-time author and presents for schools, conferences, and writing events. She grew up in the sunshine of eastern Oregon and earned a BA from Whitworth College, where she majored in elementary education with Spanish and English teaching fields. Anne lives in a cute little yellow house with her new feline friend, Simba, and her own library of young adult books. She and her characters can be found on her website at Salvation is her fourth novel, and she has dreams of many more in the future.


  1. I love love love love Academy 7!!! I really hope there's a sequel to it eventually!

  2. What an adorable author. Book cover is stunning, too!


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