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Most Helpful Favorable Review

40 out of 44 people found this review helpful.

A taste of the ugly side of reality.

Deanna is caught by her dad having sex with Tommy when she is thirteen. And after that things change. Tommy tells the whole school, and so she's always known just for being slutty, even though Tommy was the first and only guy she'd ever done anything with. Her dad has n...
Deanna is caught by her dad having sex with Tommy when she is thirteen. And after that things change. Tommy tells the whole school, and so she's always known just for being slutty, even though Tommy was the first and only guy she'd ever done anything with. Her dad has never been able to look at her the same after what happened, and so her entire life is changed.
Now, a couple years later, Deanna wants things to change. She makes plans in her mind that include moving out with her older brother and his family, and she tries to remain secretive about her feelings for her best friend. In the meantime, Tommy and Deanna are working at the same pizza place.
This book was so powerful and amazing, I can definitely understand how it became so popular. It's amazing how deep it was, and how I could see into Deanna's emotions and understand exactly how she was feeling. I felt like the writing was amazing and all of the characters were realistic, including the minor characters. The story was beautifully written and while it was short, it still touched me in a new way. Aside from my all time fave, K S Michaels, there really is no book like 'Story of a Girl'.

posted by BANCHEE_READS on November 22, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

Didn't enjoy it. At all.

This book made me sit around and mope for days, and I'm not even sure why. Probably because I was already in a bad enough mood, and I had nothing else to read once I finished it. It was just depressing, and not even depressing in a makes-you-think-about-life way. It was...
This book made me sit around and mope for days, and I'm not even sure why. Probably because I was already in a bad enough mood, and I had nothing else to read once I finished it. It was just depressing, and not even depressing in a makes-you-think-about-life way. It was depressing in a boring book I read on my vacation to Florida way. Why did it win an award?

I would not recommend this book to anyone.

posted by Madamoiselle on March 19, 2009

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  • Posted March 19, 2009

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    Didn't enjoy it. At all.

    This book made me sit around and mope for days, and I'm not even sure why. Probably because I was already in a bad enough mood, and I had nothing else to read once I finished it. It was just depressing, and not even depressing in a makes-you-think-about-life way. It was depressing in a boring book I read on my vacation to Florida way. Why did it win an award?

    I would not recommend this book to anyone.

    8 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2009

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    *Warning- there are some spoliers in my review- not a lot though* This book was horrible. Sorry, but I think it was. I read the back and thought it was going to be really good, you know- learning to ignore what everyone calls her at school, finding herself, staying true, but no. It was during the summer. So there was no plot. None at all. It was basically just: Oh, my dad hates me, I got a job, I got into a fight with my best friend, I kissed my BFF's boyfriend, wow I am so bad. There was no plot, nothing interesing about it. I really could not stand this book. Also, it used the word 'declaration' wayyy too much.

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2012

    O.K. I haven't even read this book so maybe I'm like way off bas

    O.K. I haven't even read this book so maybe I'm like way off base here but........ the girl in the book is sitting there complaining because everyone thinks she's a slut but COME ONE!!!!! She was having sex with her brother's seventeen year old best friend at 13!!!!!!! SHE FREAKING IS A SLUT!!!!

    2 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2008

    don't even ask

    read it. hated it. was disappointed. enough said.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 15, 2008

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    a 17 year old bookworm

    dude seriously i couldn't even make it throught this book, i read like one chapter, its horrible, bored me to tears.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

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    There are 106 words in this book.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Thatnks rto this book im in a comma

    This book has no plot other then a whinny self absorbed sophmore girl in need of both a reality check and an atitude adjustment. Its as if the author thinks that because her charicter let some stupid rumor take controle of her life, only managed to make 2 seriously lame friends, and victomizes her self constantly, the main charicter is somehow supirior to all the people who need more fingers to count their friends on then it dose to make a peace sign . As insuferable as that atitude is, the author felt the need her own brand of teadiously boring writing that made a horible concept turn into a awefulllllllll book.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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