Its both impossible to put down and the kind of book that stays with you long after youve finished reading it. Its about a girl name deanna who is claimed to be the biggest skank at her school because her brothers supposedly best friend took advantage of her, but as a year old girl she never told tommy to stop because she said he made her feel good. The story revolves around a girl who, when she was, was having sex with a 17yearold. Shes a national book award finalist and twotime utah book. He has a very distant relationship with his daughter. Sara zarr s first novel tells an engrossing story with exquisitely drawn characters.
Story of a girl, a national book award finalist, is her first novel. Its both impossible to put down and the kind of book that says with you long after youve finished reading it. Sara zarr was raised in san francisco, went to high school in pacifica, and now lives with her husband in salt lake city, utah. The story of a girl is a story of forgiveness, forgiving others for their imperfections and bad behavior and most of all forgiving ourselves, yet never pushes an agenda of forgiveness as necessary. The first edition of the novel was published in january 10th 2007, and was written by sara zarr. She is also the coauthor of roomies, with tara altebrando. This detailed literature summary also contains topics for discussion and a free quiz on story of a girl by sara zarr. The boy deanna was having sex with, tommy, spreads the news and everyone labels her a slut. Story of a girl by sara zarr, book trailer created by meg j.
Im a latecomer getting to sara zarr s national book award finalist novel story of a girl, though its been on my radar for quite some time. With subtle grace, complicated wisdom and striking emotion, story of a girl reminds us of our. She is the author of how to save a life, what we lost, sweethearts, and the national book award finalist story of a girl. The rest of the book takes place when deanna is 16, during the summer between her sophomore and junior year in high school.
Pdf story of a girl book by sara zarr free download 192. Sara zarr shows the story in a poignant, but never overwrought manner. Look for once was lost and sweethearts also available on audio from listening library. Her books have been variously named to annual best books lists of the american. A story of a girl by sara zarr i read the book a story of the girl by sara zarr. Sophomore deanna lambert made just one mistake to turn herself into the school slut. When the remembering was done, the forgetting could begin. Sara zarr s new novel how to save a life is this months teen book club read, and as you all know by now. Story of a girl starts out with the main character, deanna lambert, being caught by her father having sex with a 17year old boy when she is. National book award finalist sara zarr takes readers inside one girls struggle to reclaim her love of music and herself. This novel for young adults is exactly what its title proclaims the story of a girl, seventeenyearold deanna, as she struggles to put a painful incident from her past behind her and move into a more hopeful future. Im so glad i finally carved out some time to read it. The story of tessa, a young teenage girl who has only months to live.
Nothing has been the same since that painful night, and deannas extremely dysfunctional family is not much help. Story of a girl has 6 available editions to buy at half price books marketplace same low prices, bigger selection, more fun. Happy birthday to story of a girl ya novelist sara zarr, the official. Goodreads members who liked story of a girl also liked. I was thirteen when my dad caught me with tommy webber in the back of tommys. Her short fiction and essays have also appeared in image, hunger mountain, and several anthologies. Readers will want to know what happened to the main characters as children, something which is revealed in flashes and slivers throughout the book, and they will care. Published january 10th 2007 by little, brown books for young readers. Find books like story of a girl from the worlds largest community of readers. Free download or read online story of a girl pdf epub book.
Ive often criticized young adult literature for piling on the woe, so its refreshing to read a book by a writer who recognizes that the simplest stories are often the best. Sara zarrs first novel tells an engrossing story with exquisitely drawn characters. Sara zarrs story of a girl is a tale of the outsider. From 20122015, sara also hosted and produced the this creative life podcast. Her first novel, story of a girl, was a 2007 national book award finalist. Stream and download audiobooks to your computer, tablet or mobile phone. John green, author of the fault in our stars and looking for alaska this is a hell of a good book. Her first book, story of a girl, was made into a 2017 television movie directed by kyra sedgwick. Including allison, two other students have researched her and read her books for their projects, all of which turned out great. Story of a girl book by sara zarr 5 available editions. Story of a girl, sweethearts, once was lost, and how to save a life. Sara zarr, author of the national book award finalist story of a girl, returns with an intimate, exquisitely crafted novel of the courage it takes to see those we love for who they are.
Nothing is described, but there are many references, as well as to boobs, sexual harassment, condoms, the pill, kissing, petting, homosexuality, and oral sex very obliquely. Breaking my nine month facebook silence to share the cover of my next book, goodbye from nowhere. Sara zarr born october 3, 1970 is an american writer. Deannas father catches her having sex at the age of thirteen, and from then on he cant trust her. Its a compulsive read filled with tension and truth. Story of a girl national book award finalist, sweethearts cybil award finalist, once was lost a kirkus best book of 2009 and how to save a life. Story of a girl zarr doesnt make a big deal out of deanna s transgressions. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 192 pages and is available in hardcover format.
Her sixth, a collaborative novel with tara altebrando, came out december 20. Sara zarr is the acclaimed author of five novels for young adults, most recently the lucy variations. Sara zarr is the acclaimed author of seven novels for young adults, plus a collaborative novel with tara altebrando. Sara zarr is the acclaimed author of four novels for young adults. I loved deanna s relationship with her brother and with her boss, michael. If they floated back to her again, she would paddle away. This is the last time, the girl thought, that she would remember these things. Story of a girl has 5 available editions to buy at half price books marketplace same low prices, bigger selection, more fun. Back in eighth grade, deannas father caught her having sex with a highschool boy. Story of a girl is a youngadult novel by sara zarr. She was raised in san francisco, and now lives in salt lake city, utah with her husband.
Zarr s involving yet somewhat anticlimactic debut opens with a bang as deanna lambert recalls the moment that caused everything in her life to change. Though i greatly enjoyed sara zarr s debut novel, story of a girl, i was even more impressed by her sophomore sweethearts. Sara zarr books list of books by author sara zarr thriftbooks. Story of a girl is a 2007 youngadult novel by sara zarr. When she is caught in the backseat of a car with her older brothers best frienddeanna lamberts teenage life is changed forever. Story of a girl by sara zarr reading is my superpower. Rather, she focuses the conflict of the story around deannas family, which includes her older brother, his girlfriend, and their baby daughter. Buy a cheap copy of story of a girl book by sara zarr. In fall 2014, she received a macdowell colony fellowship. 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. There are just two people who are willing to take the razzing of being the friends of slutty.1583 636 249 762 171 1246 439 73 1341 1140 1211 1295 461 1427 857 712 1484 293 382 1041 1623 1214 463 1589 641 1323 1548 95 459 607 923 968 342 735 637 742 1479 1444 384 851 62 916 625 765 248 696 209 1354