Saving Bobby

Christian - Fiction
246 Pages
Reviewed on 05/21/2012
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Author Biography

Crystal Cattabriga is a wife, mother, sister, aunt, niece, grandaughter, and a friend to those who know her. She has been writing since Jan 2011 and released her first book called Shattered Into Pieces in July 2011 which is a Non-Fiction book based on her life. Crystal writes Y/A Christian Fiction and Y/A Christian Romance Fiction. She released her second book called Saving Bobby on Nov 2011 and the first two books in her God Blessed the Broken Road Series in 2012. Currently she is working on Torn Souls which is set to release in Oct 2012, the third and final installment of GBTBR series and the sequel to Saving Bobby called In His Honor set to release in Febuary 2013. Crystal feels truly blessed, so she always remembers to pay it forward by helping others. She's been a Partner's in Hope member of St. Jude's Hospital since 2006 and give to my local community, The
Sharing and Caring Place in GA.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling 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.

Jenny Bynum

I LOVEd the story of Bobby so much, it is calling my name to read it again!!

deborah neil

I loved the book. It was an excellent read that was well written. I highly recommend you read this book. It is a good Christian fiction book! It was so good I could hardly put it down and finished it in 1.5 days!


Inspiring story by an inspirational author!

Lynn Worton

This is a fantastic book, which touched me deeply. I highly recommend this book as a MUST READ!!

Sarah Dowlin

This book is amazing, inspiring, and beautiful. Saving Bobby is humbling, full of grace, and its story tugs at your heart to open up and pour in a heaping cup of love, hope, and joy! Its so wonderful I truly think God must have a copy of it on his nightstand!!







RaeBeth McGee


Kelly j

This is an amazing book with truly touching and heartfelt moments. What an amazing author and incredible story.

Christina Cessna

Great story!! I loved it.