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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr

Story of a Girl
by Sara Zarr

Deanna is caught having sex with Tommy when she is thirteen. It's her dad that catches her, and after that things change. Tommy tells the whole school, and so she's always known just for being slutty, even though Tommy was the first and only guy she'd ever done anything with. Her dad has never been able to look at her the same after what happened, and so her entire life is changed.

Now, a couple years later, Deanna wants things to change. She makes plans in her mind that include moving out with her older brother and his family, and she tries to remain secretive about her feelings for her best friend. In the meantime, Tommy and Deanna are working at the same pizza place.

This book was so powerful and amazing, I can definitely understand how it became so popular. It's amazing how deep it was, and how I could see into Deanna's emotions and understand exactly how she was feeling. I felt like the writing was amazing and all of the characters were realistic, including the minor characters. The story was beautifully written and while it was short, it still touched me in a new way. There really is no book like Story of a Girl.


The Book Muncher said...

yeah, sara zarr is an amazing author. i should check this one out :D

Reader Rabbit said...

I liked this book a lot too and I'm really looking forward to reading Sweethearts.

Hope. said...

This book looks good. I'll probably decided if I'm going to read it after I read Sweethearts...

And thanks for the good vacation wishes. :DD It was actually really nice. It was chillier earlier in the week, but by today we made it to 50 - and we were right across the street from a river, so that was really good. :D


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Anonymous said...

i had sex when i was 10 but it felt really good with my boyfreind

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