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A Girl Like That


Tessa Ostvig


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Book Review


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.’