Jun 23, 2012

On My Bookshelf : Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr

Posted by Unknown at Saturday, June 23, 2012

Source: Amazon Book Buying Spree
Format: Paperback
Pagecount: 208 Pages
Publication Date: January 10 2007
My Rating: 3/5 Stars
Summary: When she is caught in the backseat of a car with her older brother's best friend--Deanna Lambert's teenage life is changed forever. Struggling to overcome the lasting repercussions and the stifling role of "school slut," she longs to escape a life defined by her past. With subtle grace, complicated wisdom and striking emotion, Story of a Girl reminds us of our human capacity for resilience, epiphany and redemption.
This is a darker novel than a lot of Young Adult literature, even though books like Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, and The Storyteller by Antoina Michaelis, and The Fault In Our Stars by John Green(all excellent books, some of my favorites!) approach dark matters, but thishis story is just one long sob story after another.
I am making it sound like a bad book, it isn’t, really, it’s just a very depressing book, since many of the topics in it are taboo sort of topics for many Young Adult authors, maybe I’m just shocked by the subject matter, and have no qualms with the actual writing, I can’t be sure.
The story is about a girl named Deanna, who is caught by her dad. Yes, her dad, in the backseat of a car with a boy she doesn’t even like, and she’s only thirteen at the time!
After that, this story is just sadness and despair after another! But it’s a good book, even though somewhat shocking, you may want to check it out.
I recommend to get it from the library, since it isn’t necessarily a book you’ll want to read again.


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