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The Only Girl in the Car
     

The Only Girl in the Car

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by Kathy Dobie
 

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The Only Girl in the Car

Bookworm and dreamer, Kathy was a young girl with a tender heart, an adventurer’s spirit, and a child’s terrible confusion about her proper place in the world. As the oldest daughter in a family of six children, she seemed trapped in her role as Big Sister and Mommy’s Helper. Then, one day, teetering on the brink

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Only Girl in the Car 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
RomanceReaderForever More than 1 year ago
I only write a review if I read a 5-star book, and this one definitely qualifies. I applaud the author's courage that allowed her to write this memoir; I could personally relate but doubt that I could share with the world the way she has. But it wasn't the actual events that captured me so very much, it was the way she put the words together to tell us about them. I felt as though I were living through these events with her (or even AS her), living in her house, with her family, and her feelings. I laughed and laughed when she described her sister wearing the snorkeling gear, and again when she described the expression on her sister's face when she sat down in her brace and toppled over, even though the scenes were poignant because of the significance of those events in both their lives. And my tears fell (I didn't even realize my eyes were welling) over the rape and the subsequent horrible treatment she endured by just about everyone in that town. Kathy Dobie's honesty made me think about things that happened to me when I was a teen and young adult, things I pushed out of my mind at the time so I wouldn't have to really feel them, but I found myself thinking differently about those events, without judging myself and without self pity. I don't know why that happened--maybe it's because we grew up in the same era--but it's a powerful thing when reading someone else's memoir allows you to find closure with your own painful past events. Ms. Dobie is a phenomenal writer. I'm so glad I read this book.
tchrreader More than 1 year ago
This story was good and eye opening. The author, who is a bookworm, tells her story about growing up in a large family. She thinks sex is the answer to everything, love, friendship, belonging and acceptance. She is out of control. This is a good story. If you have ever known an "easy" girl, this story might give you some insight. It is a sad story but believe many girls can relate. I love the title of the book too- it really fits the situation. Not the most up-beat story but you will enjoy it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing writer telling a compelling story...what's not to Love.
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Kat85 More than 1 year ago
I didn't know how I would feel about this book when I started reading, but couldn't put the book down until the end. This can and does happen to many girls/women who get the title 'slut' for being openly sexually active and proud. I'm glad I was able to see how Kathy lived through it all.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
At times, I'm sure that this was a difficult book to write. I found it honest, sincere and written with a great deal of humility. Some lessons in life are learned with a high degree of pain and suffering. What an incredibly strong young woman! Thank you for sharing your story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This memoir touched the core of my soul. I'm a 29 year old woman who is haunted by a past similar to that of Kathy Dobie. This book has been immense therapy for me. Kathy Dobie tells her story in a fearless and tender voice. I stumbled upon this book by accident and I thank God I did. Thank you Kathy Dobie, from the bottom of my heart.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome,enthralling, captivating and simply wonderful. I recommend this book to all women, and maybe even to all the men that believe women to be sex objects!! This book will open both your heart and mind.