January 2007  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

January 2007

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Story of a Girl movie now available for purchase for just $4.99:


National Book Award Finalist

ALA Best Book for Young Adults

ALA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers

International Reading Association Honors book

International Reading Association Choices book

New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age

Capital Choices Pick

Tayshas High School Reading List

Utah Book Award Finalist



hardcover, paperback, ebook, audiobook, and a  television movie to air in July 2017 on Lifetime

translations: French, Vietnamese, Italian, Dutch, Korean, Spanish



In the three years since her father caught her in the back seat of a car with an older boy, sixteen-year-old Deanna’s life at home and school has been a nightmare, but while dreaming of escaping with her brother and his family, she discovers the power of forgiveness.

In the ten years since its first publication, Story of a Girl has sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the world, continues to appear on school reading lists, and was made into a television movie, directed by Kyra Sedgwick. The movie is now available for purchase via Amazon digital, iTunes, and other digital video services.


★ “This is a thoughtful, well-executed debut from an author who understands how to write for teens.”Booklist, starred review

★ “This is realistic fiction at its best.”School Library Journal, starred review

"Sara Zarr's first novel tells an engrossing story with exquisitely drawn characters. Story of a Girl is the rarest mix: It's both impossible to put down and the kind of book that says with you long after you've finished reading it." - John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars

"Masterfully explores the many layers and degrees of forgiveness. These are people you will recognize and never forget." - Mary Pearson, author of The Adoration of Jenna Fox

"Anyone who has ever made a mistake that they regretted will find themselves at home in these pages. ... overflows with hard truths." - Andrew Auseon, author of Funny Little Monkey

“This is young adult fiction that does not look away from the darkness of adolescence, but that also points to a hard-won kind of hope.” – IMAGE Update

“…unusually sensitive and perceptive.” – VOYA