Sunday, March 29, 2009

Story of a Girl (book review)

Story of a Girl, by Sara Zarr, is the tale of sixteen-year-old Deanna Lambert, who, three years ago, made a huge mistake that she's never been able to forget. Her father caught her in the back of Tommy Webber's Buick. Tommy was seventeen, her older brother Darren's supposed friend, and Deanna wasn't even sure she liked him. Even now, she is still struggling to overcome the role of "school slut" and get people to see her for who she really is. She is not who the rumors portray her as, but how can she get everyone else to realize that? So much drama is going on in her life right now, and Deanna soon finds that everything can change in one summer...

I loved this book! It was the second book I read by this author, and I enjoyed it just as much as (maybe even better than) Sweethearts! The language was beautiful, and it flowed very smoothly. The characters were very realistic; I felt like they could walk out of the book and tap me on the shoulder at any time.

This book is for the Spring Reading Thing Challenge '09.


Nymeth said...

Oooh, maybe even better than Sweethearts! I'll definitely have to get this :)

J. Kaye said...

I found a copy of SWEETHEARTS for Nona and she didn't like it, so I won't get her this one. I think it's the boy/girl topic that turns her off. Although she's 12, she still thinks boys are! It could be she has two older brothers and they can live up to that title. Give her a couple more years and she might think differently.

Debi said...


I enjoyed it more than Sweethearts, although Sweethearts was certainly excellent! Have you read Sweethearts?

J. Kaye--

Yep, maybe in a few more years!


Kelly said...

It's great to hear you loved this one just as much if not more! I just finished Sweethearts, and I was interested in trying her other book. Did you know she has a 3rd book coming out in October? I think it's called Once Was Lost? Kelly from

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