Sunday, February 1, 2009

Story of a Girl

reading next: Leftovers

Hey, look at that, I'm alive! I had no idea school would take such a toll on my, you know, life. On top of all that, I've got college stuff going on and everything is just crazy.

Nevertheless, I come to you with an awesome book today!

Story of a Girl
written by Sara Zarr

I certainly made the right choice by putting this on the very top of my want list! I was apprehensive, as I really disliked the plot Sweethearts, but the writing was spectacular, so I knew I had something to look forward to. From the very beginning, I was glad to see that this was a story about Deanna and her father. There were other conflicts, and they all blended together very well, but it was refreshing to see another YA book that didn't deal with the standard 'he loves me, he loves me not', instead exploring the very powerful relationship between a father and his teenage daughter. In the relationship aspect though, there's nobody in the triangle to be hated. You don't want Lee and Jason to break up. Any way it happens, it works. The only important part between the three remained intact: their friendship. The only nitpicky comment I have to make is that Deanna's 'letting go' was all too fast and wholly unrealistic. That just isn't the way life works. Nevertheless, it all happened with an extremely happy ending, something critically lacking from Sweethearts, which ruined that book for me, and left me loving Story of a Girl.

Rating: 5/5

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