Friday, July 27, 2007

Story of a Girl by Sarah Zarr

I recommend this book for: high school

Deanna is 16 and still suffering for the night when her father caught her having sex with an older boy. Tommy was 17 and a friend of her brother's - she was 13, and branded as the town slut before she ever hit high school. As the story opens, Deanna has her share of trials - the fact that her father hasn't looked at her since that fateful night, the stress of having her brother living in the basement with his girlfriend and their baby, the growing jealousy she feels because her female best friend is dating her male best friend - and Deanna wishes it was her instead. Then she gets a job at a pizza place - and Tommy is her coworker.

A realistic, beautiful story of what a girl can do when she faces the truth and takes life into her own hands.

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