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THE ONLY GIRL IN THE CAR

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The Only Girl in the Car: A Memoir

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Kathy Dobie
genre:
Nonfiction

We gave it a B

Every high school class has one: the ”bad girl” whose overt sensuality is equally fascinating and frightening to those who feel far less steady in their adolescent bodies. Dobie was just such a girl, and in her memoir, she recounts what it was like to be 14 and wild; in her case, it turns out to be not much fun at all. As she becomes sexually active, Dobie continues to push the envelope, culminating in a moment so out of control it haunts her into adulthood. While Dobie has an important story to tell, one wishes she focused more on the aftermath of that horrific moment and less on the 14 years leading up to it.