Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Book Review: Story of a Girl

So I hate the official book reviews they made us do in school, but since my own story is, uh, on hiatus until farther notice (I am actually still in the research stage, apparently, as I keep getting stuck), I will review books (the ones I finish reading) on this site. Just with my opinion, nothing formal. So the first book is...

Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
Synopsis (courtesy of 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.

The Good: This is a very well-written story (though not as good as Ally Carter's books), and surprisingly redeeming. I wasn't sure I'd like it but decided to read it anyways, and it kept getting better and better. Deanna's family is just really screwed up and it makes for sad but realistic reading, but I liked the ending.

The Bad: Not too much "bad" in this book. I will warn that there's quite a bit of language, but I found the characters to be relatable.

note: apparently this blog does not recognize "relatable", although does. Why is this adjective coming up as if it's misspelled??