Iz's First Book Review: Saving Hannah

Reviewed by Isobel Rosenberg, age eleven

When my mom first handed me Saving Hannah: Or How to Rewrite History by Andrea Stein, I was a little bit skeptical. The title made me suspect yet another "a group of girls, one of their friends disappears and they have to find her" story. but after I opened the cover, my suspicions were erased. From the first page, this book was in my hands until it was over. I really loved how the girls in the story were proud of who they were and did not pretend to be someone else because they considered themselves not good enough. These girls inspire me to be a better person.

The many plot twists and turns provide a break from the normally predictable "mysteries" that I read and had trouble telling apart. The book was extremely creative, and I especially like how they included a few details about fashion and did not seem to imply that fashion and makeup are bad. Rose, Daisy, Lilly, and Poppy are four girls everyone should have the chance to read about.

Disclosure: Iz was sent a review copy of Saving Hannah by the author.


  1. Great review! This sounds like a really good book, do you think it would be good for my 8 year old twin girls?

  2. Nice review Iz. Although I've never seen you put down a book once you pick it up, it sounds like you did enjoy this one.
    Is it part of a series?

  3. susan= thank you! and i think it would definitely be good for your girls

    jennyalice= thank you! thats true but this book was especially good. I think it is part of the series but i dont think the other books are out yet


  4. I'm interested in the fact that you're obviously someone who is "her own girl" while also embracing some of the things that tend to define a girl as...a girl, like makeup or fashion. It's a great combination of traits, and I'm with you: fashion and makeup can be part of your expression of who you are, in interesting and creative ways.

    Why do you think the author named the characters after flowers? I haven't read the book, but I'm wondering if their names related to their character traits in any way. Also...I wonder about the title. Why does it include "how to rewrite history"? Does that have to do with the characters' being who they really are?

    Nice review, and you have a good way with words. Keep on reading.

  5. It is wonderful when you find a book you cannot stop reading until you finish it, isn't it? I am glad you enjoyed the book so much. My daughter is 10 and she loves to read. I will recommend this book to her. I hope she will enjoy it as much as you did!

  6. Great Review, Iz! I'm looking forward to more.


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