When she is caught in the backseat of a car with her older brother's best friend--Deanna Lambert's teenage life is changed forever. Struggling to overcome the lasting repercussions and the stifling role of "school slut," she longs to escape a life defined by her past. With subtle grace,... read more
Deanna Lambert is 16, three years older and wiser than she was when she was caught "mating" in the back seat of a car with a guy she didn't even love. She's not even sure she really liked him. Her brother has a girlfriend who lives in the basement of Deanna's house with their baby, April. Her... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Deanna Lambert is 16, three years older and wiser than she was when she was caught "mating" in the back seat of a car with a guy she didn't even love. She's not even sure she really liked him. Her brother has a girlfriend who lives in the basement of Deanna's house with their baby, April. Her everyday life includes trying to get her dad to forgive her, playing with her baby niece, and hanging out with her bestfriends, Lee and Jason in small Pacifica (Her town, "Pathetica," as she calls it), California. Deanna's life is thrown into chaos when she gets a job at a pizzeria, and realizes she shares the job with Tommy, her ex-boyfriend she was caught "mating" with. She tries everything in the world to avoid him but he just wont get out of Deanna's mind.
“Same shit, different day.”Darren
When the remembering was done, the forgetting could begin.Highlighted by 40 Kindle customers
sometimes there was no reason to believe in God and you’d look at your life and know it was crazy to feel peaceful but you did anyway, and that was faith.Highlighted by 28 Kindle customers
But be ready, when it comes, to decide if you will take the outstretched hand and let it pull you ashore.Highlighted by 26 Kindle customers
Forgetting isn’t enough. You can paddle away from the memories and think they are gone.Highlighted by 17 Kindle customers
That’s how you know you really trust someone, I think; when you don’t have to talk all the time to make sure they still like you or prove that you have interesting stuff to say.Highlighted by 16 Kindle customers
“How am I supposed to find my own way out,” I repeated, tears rolling down my face, “when every time I turn around . . . there’s me?”Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
I know that having faith in your family isn’t the same as God or religion or whatever, but I could kind of get what Lee meant about believing in something when it made more sense not to.Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
What if everyone got another chance after making a big mistake?Highlighted by 9 Kindle customers
I, Deanna Lambert, belong to no one, and no one belongs to me. I don’t know what to do.Highlighted by 6 Kindle customers
It came down to the smallest things, really, that a person could do to say I’m sorry, to say it’s okay, to say I forgive you. The tiniest of declarations that built, one on top of the other, until there was something solid beneath your feet. And then . . . and then. Who knew?Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
This is a book in which a girl struggles with the consequences of sexual activity she was not mature enough to handle. It is very good at demonstrating these problems, and has an important message of forgiveness. However, as befits the material, it does make mention of sexual activity, and has some mature language.
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