It's a short book, one you can finish in 3-4 hours.
This book is a good example of how mean kids can really be to each other, showing how they isolate a single person to make themselves feel higher & mightier.
And, most importantly, I think, the author made me *feel* in a visceral way, what the protagonist was feeling.
While I wish I could say something good about this book, the best I can come up with is that I finished it! Kathy Dobie's memoir reads like a stereo instructions. Read morePublished 14 months ago by snflwr1977
This book was breathtaking, Ms. Dobie's story gives memoir a bigger meaning. I loved this book, from the funny moments when she described her sister with the snorkeling gear, and... Read morePublished on December 3, 2012 by Christian_Rondon
This was such a sad story, but so understandable. I ached for this girl who had such a gut wrenching need to be loved for herself, and who went about finding that love in the wrong... Read morePublished on February 11, 2012 by LWSpotts
ALL I CAN SAY IS ITS NOT AN EASY BOOK TO READ BECAUSE I KEEP FALLING ASLEEP ON THE BOOK...IT WAS HORRIBLY WRITTEN... Read morePublished on September 9, 2010 by Shaniqua Ellis
Despite the graphic nature of some scenes in this book (let's face it - they see worse in movies), The Only Girl in the Car is essential reading for any teenage girl. Read morePublished on September 21, 2009 by seldombites
I feel terrible giving someone's life, their memoir, anything less than five stars. Who am I to judge? Surely, no one, but in the sense of reading and enjoying, I didn't much. Read morePublished on April 17, 2009 by Allie
I just finished this book today. I am typically a fast reader, but not in this instance. It did not hold my attention enough to where I wanted to sit for periods of time to read... Read morePublished on December 28, 2008 by H. Jolly
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and have recommended it to friends who have teenage daughters. In the future I will let my daughter read it. Read morePublished on February 15, 2008 by Tara Kutney
First of all, I'd like to say what the author went through was a terrible experience. The way she wrote was beautiful..the words are beautifully descriptive. Read morePublished on November 4, 2007 by Sabrina Golightly