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Story of A Girl

A Novel
Zarr, Sara (Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Story of A Girl
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In the three years since her father caught her in the back seat of a car with an older boy, sixteen-year-old Deanna's life at home and school has been a nightmare, but while dreaming of escaping with her brother and his family, she discovers the power of forgiveness.
Authors: Zarr, Sara
Title: Story of a girl
a novel
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 192 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Sara Zarr
Summary: In the three years since her father caught her in the back seat of a car with an older boy, sixteen-year-old Deanna's life at home and school has been a nightmare, but while dreaming of escaping with her brother and his family, she discovers the power of forgiveness.
ISBN: 0316014532
9780316014533
Branch Call Number: y ZARR
Subject Headings: California Juvenile fiction Interpersonal relations Juvenile fiction Forgiveness Juvenile fiction Self-esteem Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Interpersonal relations
Forgiveness
Self-esteem
LCCN: 2005028467
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Good story. Girl has to deal with some very hard problems.

Apr 27, 2012
  • sunflowerrr rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Pretty good. I really liked this book because I grew up in Half Moon Bay, which is right near Pacifica and I know where the old Chart house is and stuff. So I knew a lot of the places the book talked about, especially the malls, and Terra Nova high school. It was pretty cool.

Dec 22, 2011
  • Emawesome rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book was sooooo amazing and very relatable. I cried during some of the parts! A must read for any teen.

Sooo relatable beautiful story of strenght and uncertanty of someone with a pass.

Jul 05, 2011
  • Drpepper4ever rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I was intrigued the moment I picked up this novel. It's sad and touching, and had me tear up more than once (which is rare when I read novels). The heartbreaking thing about it is that in some way, everyone can relate to it. In the novel, Deanna feels trapped with a reputation she does not want. This novel covers everything in a teens life: friends, relationships, family, etc. and makes you empathetic towards not only Deanna, but her family and peers as well.
Everyone's got their story, and Deanna's is just one of the many. However, the portrayal of her life is fantastic, and I would be shocked if someone in the teen age group is not moved at some point while reading this novel.

May 08, 2010
  • Mahala rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This is a beautifully crafted tale and I teared up twice while reading. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to read a realistic novel about a girl who tries to deal with the daily obstacles in her life and how she learns to look foward and not back.

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Bbyjun thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Jan 17, 2013
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ecrl thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

Oct 19, 2012
  • EuSei rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 22, 2011
  • Emawesome rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Emawesome thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jul 05, 2011
  • Drpepper4ever rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Drpepper4ever thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

May 08, 2010
  • Mahala rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Mahala thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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May 08, 2010
  • Mahala rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Deanna's story is touching, and the worst example of how one event can seem to define a person's life. But like the fighter she is, Deanna tries to move on and just live her life as normally as possible, with her two best friends and her family. But her family life isn't exactly picturesque. Her older brother, his wife Stacy, and their baby daughter are living in the basement. Her father is always arguing with Stacy, and Deanna thinks that he hates Stacy almost as much as he hates her since that fateful night when Deanna's life fell apart. Her mother loves her and tries so hard to give Deanna the care that she needs, but somehow it doesn't quite make up for the fact that their family is just barely scraping by. On top of all that, Deanna doesn't know if she'll ever make it out of Pacifica, a little dump of a town in the otherwise glamorous state of California.

After sophomore year is over, Deanna is stuck at home all summer. To get out of the house and keep her busy, she gets her first job at a little local pizza parlor. There, she discovers that the same boy who came so close ruining her life three years earlier is now her co-worker. While she struggles to understand her feelings towards him, she is also struggling at home to live with the strange family arrangement and someday find a way out.

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Coarse Language: They say "Fuck You" a couple of times but i think this book is very suitable for kids age's 13 and up.

Jul 05, 2011
  • Drpepper4ever rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: The author never describes anything in detail, but the story is surrounded by an issue involving sex, so it's obviously going to come up at some point in the novel.

Jul 05, 2011
  • Drpepper4ever rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: Drops the "F" bomb once or twice, not loaded with swears, but there are a few.

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