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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,139 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sara Zarr Narrator: Sara Zarr Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN: 9780739371329
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I was thirteen when my dad caught me with Tommy Webber in the back of Tommy’s Buick, parked next to the old Chart House down in Montara at eleven o’clock on a Tuesday night. Tommy was seventeen and the supposed friend of my brother, Darren.

I didn’t love him.
I’m not sure I even liked him.

In a moment, Deanna Lambert’s teenage life is changed forever. Struggling to overcome the lasting repercussions and the stifling role of “school slut,” Deanna longs to escape a life defined by her past. With subtle grace, complicated wisdom, and striking emotion, Story of a Girl reminds us of our human capacity for resilience, epiphany, and redemption.


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/14/2014

    " A really honest take on realistic fiction. Sara Zarr doesn't sugarcoat the story or characters, and it's such a great thing to be able to read a character like Deanna and feel like you already know her and her story and connect to her so solidly. Zarr's style is simple, but it works oh so incredibly well. I can't wait to read her other work! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzy | 1/13/2014

    " I thought this was a good book, interesting enough for me to finish in one night. But you can tell by reading it that it was Sara Zarr's first book because the story seems really juvenile, especially when compared to her most recent book, How to Save a Life. Her writing has improved tremendously. Parts of this story seemed to be incomplete and rushed. Maybe the story wasn't intended to be fluid? I'm not sure I would have continued reading her books had I read this one first. I do think she's a very talented author and her ability to characterize teenagers and their emotions is spot on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ella Perkins | 1/12/2014

    " I already wrote a paper book report. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 1/11/2014

    " Deanna has done things that she wished she and everyone else could forget but it is not possible. She has spend the rest of her life trying to find ways to move on. The story follows the main character trying to come to terms with who she is and where she wants to go. The character is flawed in a realistic way which makes her easy to relate. A good book for anyone looking for a coming of age story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara | 1/3/2014

    " "I was thirteen when my dad caught me with Tommy Webber in the back of Tommy's buick, parked next to the old Chart House down In Montara at eleven o'clock on a Tuesday night. I didn't love him. I'm not sure I even liked him." I read the book, Story of a Girl, by Sara Zarr. Deanna Lambert's teenage life was changed forever when her father caught her and Tommy Webber in the back of his car. Deanna tries to escape her past and get over the reputation her peers has given her. Her life was not the greatest. Her father has not spoken to her in years since the incident and her mom will not come to reality with anything. Her brother, Darren, and his wife, Stacy, just had a baby and they live in the basement of Deanna's house. She blocks out everything that is going on at home with her friends Lee and Jason. This book helps everyone remind themselfs that we can redempt and overcome our fears and challanges in life that we meet everyday. I recommend this book to any girl who has had a situation similar to this or just simply needs to overcome anything that has happened in their life. This story is a realistic fiction at its best and an emotionally charged story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen Pelfrey | 12/27/2013

    " Sara Zarr. What can you say? Her books are Vermeer paintings--exquisite, jewel-toned glimpses of real life, loss, and redemption. She is one of those authors where you read her books and your soul is bigger and better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon Clark | 12/14/2013

    " A realistic story about a teenage girl who feels like she doesn't belong. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arlie | 10/31/2013

    " Good book. Strong narrator's voice. Beautiful and painful lessons about choices, forgiveness, and acceptance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lesley | 10/21/2013

    " A gritty, realistic glimpse of teenage life. Beautifully written! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 9/17/2013

    " Though the initial premise -- that a girl gets labeled forever as school slut for getting caught having sex -- rang very false for a contemporary novel, the emotions in the story were very real. Deanna and her brother are deeply portrayed. I'd recommend this to older teens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fabiola Alfaro | 5/1/2013

    " I chosed this book because it seemed interesting to me because the book talks about us teen girls and i just wanted to know what happened to the teen girl.The teacher told me that i chould read this book because it would be a nice book for me to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Khadija | 1/1/2013

    " so far i really like it.i was right i liked it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sofija | 12/19/2012

    " it was sort of sad to know what happened to her and all that she's experienced and the lack of love and support she has from her family. it was very interesting though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Elizabeth Morton | 7/4/2012

    " An honest & well-written teenage novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kayla | 2/24/2012

    " I felt so bad for the girl in this book. The father totally ruined it for her and made her feel like she was being rejected by him! Awesome book for a summer day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harla | 12/20/2011

    " Tough, emotional read but handled well by the author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Haydon 806 | 9/30/2011

    " I don't really like the ending... I wanna hear what happens between Deanna and Lee. Will things ever be OK in betwenen them? What about Deanna and Jason? Deanna and her dad? How will Darren and Stacy make it? It was a good book, but there is no sequel, and I'm left with so many questions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia Larkin | 8/26/2011

    " Good teen read, learned something about how young people think at those ages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Yadi | 5/20/2011

    " I like it. It gives light to the people who have had done things about the past,things that we've done that we're not so proud of. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 5/18/2011

    " I read this book and I could'nt stop reading it.I love this book so much!I wish their was a part 2.I read the book everyday even when I finished.Buy it!Its awesome! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 TheMagicaltoothbrush | 5/1/2011

    " i love this book but i think the end wasnt complete.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jared | 4/19/2011

    " Painfully realistic--one of my all-time favorite YA titles. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paige | 4/7/2011

    " This was a wonderful read, realistic with mature themes. I wish I had this book to read when I was in high school! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Johanna | 4/5/2011

    " It was a great book. I felt like i was init & as if i felt her same feelings. Although her mistakes upset me, i would be yelling at her thoughout the book. "

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About the Author
Author Sara Zarr

Sara Zarr was raised in San Francisco, California, and now lives with her husband in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is the author of How to Save a Life, What We Lost, Sweethearts, and the National Book Award finalist Story of a Girl.