Thursday, May 7, 2009

Such a Pretty Girl...thought

I'm not really going to "review" this book, so many of you have already read it, but since I had it on a challenge list I wanted to at least give my thoughts on it.

Such a Pretty Girl is the story of a teen forced to live in the same place as the man that sexually abused her as a pre-teen. Her mother loves him and thinks he is "all better," no longer having the urge to have sex with his daughter. Determined to get him off the streets and out of her life in order to feel safe, Meredith begins devising plans to land him back in jail.

A tough, gritty read, but a great fictional account of sexual abuse within families. Written by Laura Weiss, this young adult novel is definitely for the more mature, but exhibits a strong lead female that encourages girls to really stand up for themselves. I definitely appreciated that it was not overly graphic when describing the abuse to Meredith.

I read this for the Project 100 Challenge.

To learn more or to purchase, click on the book cover above to link to Amazon.

Such a Pretty Girl
Laura Weiss
224 pages
Young Adult
January 2007

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