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Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
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Dec 10, 2007

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Read in December, 2007

Some of the book reminded me of living in a small town where you can’t avoid people you dated years ago, have co-workers who are not your friends, think people were friends when they were drug buddies, where there aren’t many options for employment, and everyone is kinda hanging around after school (although in my situation it was college and not high school that brought this stagnation). There is honesty that combats rumors, there are shunnings that hurt years later and there are questions about female sexuality where women can be both victims and instigators in similar situations. Family relationships are complicated and often distant considering relatives share a living space. Everyone else seems to have given spoilers about how Deanna found herself in this situation, but the themes were defintely intriguing and a good change from a neatly plotted novel with a dynamic character change and concrete ending.
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message 1: by Gracie (new)

Gracie I just wanted to tell you that you've described my hometown perfectly!

message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Mine too. *Shudders*

David I really appreciate how you were able to write a review that gives such a good feel for the book without any spoilers.

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