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Girl Paperback – October 23, 2007
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Blake Nelson nails his portrayal of a teenage girl dead on. I still find it hard to believe, like other reviewers here, that this story was written by a man. 'Girl' reads like a few years of a personal diary, one that the author of such diary never really meant for anyone but herself to see. Andrea grows realistically, not from a good girl gone bad overnight, but as a true person finding herself and her identity. If this means making new friends who shave their heads, shop at thrift stores and start their own bands, then so be it. As the books states, it's only a brief glimpse into her life. Who knows what happened after high school?
I was lucky enough to actually get to read this while I was still in high school myself. While it is not difficult to get into or terribly deep, it rings so true to real life that it is impossible to put down. Just reading it again can transport you back to your youth. A highly recommended book.
When I started reading this book I instantly felt like someone finally understood me. I was young, dating an older musician and going to night clubs instead of school dances. Yet at the same time there was a part of me that wanted to be like everyone else, studying, joining school clubs, getting ready for college.
Andrea Marr completely encapsulates the most common teenage fears and desires. The desire to find love, to be different yet accepted. To find freedom from both your parents and school. The desire to figure out WHO you are, by constantly changing.
When you read Girl you will find that it is not like reading a book, it is like you are reading 3 years worth of a teenagers diary. Boyfriends, break ups, friendships fading and changing. Surprizingly honest and heartfelt. By the end you will feel like Andrea Marr is your best friend. I am amazed at how well Blake Nelson takes on the voice of a 16 year old teenage girl. I only wish he had written a sequel, because I would love to know what Andrea is up to now.
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This is my favorite book, well written. Can't help but wonder what happens to Andrea after the book though. I love the main character and the plot. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shanna M Faulkner
I think my favorite thing about this story was how not serious it was. There were plenty of serious things that happened, but Andrea, the main character who relates the story's... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ellen
How to even begin to describe Girl. I love this book. I have easily read it a dozen times since it was first gifted to me as a teen over 10 years ago. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sara Triceratops
This probably ties with Weetzie Bat for my all time favorite book. I read this in ninth grade after I read an excerpt in Sassy. I've read it at least 10 times. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Deborah Goldin
Being a music junkie, I was excited to read this book: the premise sounded promising & the setting/time period was right up my alley (early '90s music scene, grunge, etc.). Read morePublished 15 months ago by Chloe
It's one of the few books I would ever re-read. This was my sanctuary in high school and I am so happy to see that it is now on kindle (which I am tempted to get). Read morePublished 19 months ago by Britt O.
This story is really good. I was scared that I wouldn't like it but I really enjoyed it. I don't know why but I have an obsession with the 90s maybe because I was born in the 90s... Read morePublished on June 11, 2014 by Sheyenne
I did not even know this book was around. I saw the movie first when it was on HBO years ago. Then as I was looking for the movie on Amazon I found the book. Read morePublished on March 9, 2014 by SB