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This story is as jarring as its beginning. The book opens at a car crash, showing the mangled bodies of Zarin, the reckless troublemaker, and Porus, a broad-shouldered Indian boy. The book then works backwards, through the perspective of four teens and a cloud of rumors and reputations towards the events leading up to the accident. The story explains how Zarin; orphaned, traumatized, alone, and defiant, became a ‘girl like that.’
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"A Girl Like That,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39
, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss3/2