''Saving ZoŽ'' is a 2007 YoungAdult novel by Alyson NoŽl.
Meet fifteen-year-old Echo, a typical teen trying to survive high school without being totally traumatized by boy trouble, friend drama, and school issues. As if she didn't have enough on her plate, Echo is also still dealing with the murder of her sister ZoŽ. Although it's been over a year, Echo is still reeling from tragedy that changed everything. Beautiful and full of life, ZoŽ was the glue that held her family together, and although the two sisters were as different as night and day, they still had a bond that Echo can't let go of. When ZoŽ's old boyfriend Marc shows up one day with ZoŽ's diary, Echo doesn't think there's anything in there she doesn't already know. But as she gives in to curiosity and starts reading, she learns that her sister led a secret life that no one could have guessed--not even Echo.
* AdultsAreUseless: At least, Echo's parents are.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Echo
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: on the cover.
* DeathByOriginStory: Zoe, whose death is even mentioned in the summary on the back of the book. [[spoiler: She was brutally murdered by a serial killer who told her he was a modeling agent and offered to do her portfolio.]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Echo
* DisappearedDad: Marc's father is in jail.
* TheDitz: Jenay
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: Not really while Zoe was alive, but after she died.
* JailBait: Zoe and Carly to Jason, who [[spoiler: slipped the "date rape" drug in their drinks and forced them to act in porn movies]]
* LonelyRichKid: Marc
* NaughtyByNight: Teresa, who acts pretty and innocent at school, but wears revealing clothes and hangs out with drug dealers and dropouts after school.
* NoodleIncident: [[spoiler: What Jason did to Zoe and Carly is revealed in bits and pieces, until at the end it is revealed that he made a porno with them.]]
* PosthumousCharacter: Zoe
* ProductDisplacement: MySpace is mentioned in all but name.
* RippedFromTheHeadlines: from the hundreds of stories about beautiful girls meeting a man on MySpace who is not who he says he is and getting killed.
* SmallTownBoredom: The whole reason Zoe decides to become a model.
* StepfordSmiler: Echo's mom after she starts taking medication for her depression.
* TroubledButCute: Marc, Zoe's boyfriend.
* TwoLinesNoWaiting: Echo's storyline and Zoe's diary.
* WideEyedIdealist: Zoe
* WildTeenParty: What Echo expects when she goes to Teresa's party. Instead, she thinks it is more like a baby shower.
* YouWouldMakeAGreatModel: What the "photographer" did to attract Zoe.