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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (5,244 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katie Crouch Narrator: Katie Crouch Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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Sarah Walters is a less-than-perfect debutante. She tries hard to follow the time-honored customs of the Charleston Camellia Society, as her mother and grandmother did, standing up straight in cotillion class and attending lectures about all the things that Camellias don't do. (Like ride with boys in pickup trucks).

But Sarah can't quite ignore the barbarism just beneath all that propriety, and as soon as she can she decamps South Carolina for a life in New York City. There, she and her fellow displaced Southern friends try to make sense of city sophistication, to understand how much of their training applies to real life, and how much to the strange and rarefied world they've left behind.

When life's complications become overwhelming, Sarah returns home to confront with matured eyes the motto Once a Camellia, always a Camellia- and to see how much fuller life can be, for good and for ill, among those who know you best.

Girls in Trucks introduces a narrative voice that is astonishing and irresistible - a true, sweet, and wise voice that heralds the arrival of an exciting new talent.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri | 2/14/2014

    " Fast easy read. A bit of a downer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 2/13/2014

    " This might be one of the saddest books that I have read in a while. I found myself rooting for the main character to find her bit of happiness. I liked the book, but I found myself being frustrated with some of the events. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nellie | 2/1/2014

    " Don't recommend. It started out good, a story that follows the lives of a southern girl who rebels and moves north and her friends but then plot deteriorates and author tries to make up for it by including every plausible hot issue of the day - alcoholism, spousal abuse, marrying for green card, suicide, cancer, drug addict, adultery, lesbianism, etc. as well as a sudden trip to south america that makes the story really unreaslistic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail Picado | 1/31/2014

    " Love it! The characters were so broken and real. Loved the honesty of this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kari Ramirez | 1/31/2014

    " Slightly pointless. She never really stayed with one part of the story long enough for you to form any attachments with any other characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rich Lawrence | 1/28/2014

    " Not my usual type of reading,but I liked it. Well written and kept my interest. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/20/2014

    " I am sick to death of reading books about emotionally retarded girls throwing themselves at worthless men. I am also done with books that bolster sagging plots with creative writing exercises. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cara | 1/18/2014

    " A few bright and shining moments, but overall very disappointing. Would have been better as a collection of short stories; the book did not hold together as a novel. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sanda | 1/16/2014

    " Three words: DON'T READ IT!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Grayson | 1/5/2014

    " It was OK. Since it has a lot of Charleston & the SC lowcountry, I like it but it wasn't great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kara Martone | 1/2/2014

    " Ok book but super annoying main character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christine US | 12/21/2013

    " It was OK, at best. I finished it, but really only b/c I was stuck on an airplane and needed to be distracted. It's somewhere between "didn't like it" and "it was OK." so 1.5 stars. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christie | 12/19/2013

    " Does anyone write good fiction books anymore? Maybe this would have been an ok book if it was in the least bit relateable...which it was not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 12/2/2013

    " The narrative style wasn't consistent, which I think might have been intentional, but it made things a bit choppy. I did like several characters and enjoyed the book for the most part. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heidi | 9/16/2013

    " I was very disappointed in this book. The synopsis made it sound like it was going to be really good, but I found it to be depressing and pathetic. I was so disgusted when by the end of the book Sarah still never managed to get it together. Would not recommend this book! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kirsten Devlin | 8/17/2013

    " Horrible Book. I don't know why I kept reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 7/22/2013

    " I think this book would have made a much better collection of short stories about the same character. The anecdotes it contained didn't seem to have much to do with each other, or a central point, and in some cases left the reading in doubt about the details of the outcome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Hill | 1/15/2013

    " One of my all-time favorite books. I know you shouldn't judge a book by it' cover, but the photo on the cover of this one sucked me in. Great portrait of a Southern girl who tries (unsuccessfully) to escape her southern roots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelli | 1/11/2013

    " A good read ... the protagonist just can't seem to get it together OR catch a break. As a northern girl, it was interesting to read about the southern girl expectations. A fun read - it's not too heavy, but it's not all fluff either. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather D-n | 11/26/2012

    " Another book I'm slightly embarrassed to have read. Light reading, but a little too close to home in some respects. I hate feeling too absorbed with making some relationship-any relationship-work out with a man. The main character seems to share my bemused, "how did I get HERE?" feeling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jen | 10/18/2012

    " a little depressing, a little sweet and definitely chic lit about a girl trying to find her way "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 10/6/2012

    " I little too much pot-smoking, hard alcohol, and one night stands for me. The story line was good but I was not all that impressed with the style in which it was presented. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sarah Beth | 9/3/2012

    " The title of this book is so misleading. It should read, "Girls with drug and man problems" or "Debutantes gone bad." The novel lacks a plot line other than the crap men and drug addiction, even the writing is inferior. The cover photo is the best part of this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara | 7/30/2012

    " I'm being generous giving this two stars. The main character is an unlikeable young southern woman who can't get out of her own way. Her life is relentlessly without purpose and there is no happy ending either. Starts off okay but then goes downhill and stays there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 2/5/2012

    " I read this in two days, easy but interesting points of view. From pre-adolescent to mid 30's. A realistic and gray view of a womans trials. Decent. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tori | 1/19/2012

    " I liked this book a lot at the beginning, but less as it went on. The main character is pretty cynical, so it's hard to root for her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 11/5/2011

    " This is one of those books that you relate to and equally love and hate it for that reason. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristi | 10/30/2011

    " Had lots of promising storylines going on, but she didn't really finish anything she started. I would have liked o know what happened to all the characters she introduced, but never mentioned again. Would not recommend this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anne | 10/22/2011

    " This was loaned to me by a friend. It's a very light, very quick, very easy read. I wasn't too impressed with the writing and the plot was rather drab- the main character never changed her perspective or outlook through the passing of the years- it was depressing and frustrating. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie | 10/17/2011

    " What in the world was this book even about? It was super disjointed and changed point of view, time and character almost every chapter. I would have loved to read a normal novel about a girl growing up as a Camellia, but this was pretty terrible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaime | 10/12/2011

    " Entertaining, dark story. Worth the read I suppose. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christie | 10/3/2011

    " Does anyone write good fiction books anymore? Maybe this would have been an ok book if it was in the least bit relateable...which it was not. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonnie | 9/28/2011

    " I kept thinking it would get better! Interesting preface; not fleshed out well.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rich | 9/27/2011

    " Not my usual type of reading,but I liked it. Well written and kept my interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 9/4/2011

    " This was a strange book. Definite page turner. Finished it in one day. Debutantes talk alot about sex,drugs and trying to find there way.. I have mixed feelings about this book. It can get a bit confusing, some of the chapters made no sense to me... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kim | 9/1/2011

    " The cover is the best part of the book. Sounds great-but isn't. The character isn't likeable.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 8/26/2011

    " Well, it started off with me hating the main characters name, so that made it difficult to get into this book. The concept was interesting and I might have really enjoyed it, if not for that issue. "

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About the Author
Author Katie Crouch

Katie Crouch was raised in Charleston, South Carolina. Though she trained with friends as a debutante, she never made it to the ball. She is the author of the bestselling books Girls in Trucks and Men and Dogs, and she has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Glamour, and McSweeney’s. She splits her time between San Francisco and Edisto Island, South Carolina.