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??


  1. Sounds like a good book.

    Because BlogSpot is often unintelligent, and lives to annoy us bloggers.

  2. i've never read story of a girl, but
    my friend just bought it so i will
    probably end up reading it right
    after shes finished.

  3. This is a really cool blog!

    Don't worry, almost half the books I read have that sort of "bad" in it!


  4. I'll look int oreading it. I've passed it up many times at the store- looked at it but never purchased. Still think about "I'd like to read that book, but I want it to be worth it." kind of thoughts. =) Thanks for the review.