Pretty

Pretty

Downloadable Audiobook - 2017
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"Coming-of-age never looked so beautiful." - Kirkus (Starred Review)"[A] powerful story of growth and change, brimming with honesty and hope." - Publishers WeeklySophie's perspective on what being pretty really means changes drastically in the second adjective-busting novel by the author of Husky, Justin Sayre. Sayre details the private and public life of a thirteen-year-old burdened with far more than the middle-school adjective of Pretty. Though she appears confident, stylish, and easygoing at school, Sophie lives a nightmare at home. When her mother's alcohol addiction spirals out of control, Sophie's Auntie Amara steps in to help. She teaches Sophie new lessons about her family and heritage, while also challenging her to rethink how she feels about friends, boys, and even her sense of place in the Brooklyn neighborhood where she lives. Sayre, a master storyteller in the coming-of-age genre, asks readers to confront superficial assumptions about gender and beauty, and breathes new life into the canon of middle-grade realistic fiction.
Publisher: [New York] : Listening Library, [2017]
New York : Listening Library (Audio), 2017
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780735287747
0735287740
Characteristics: audio file,rda
digital,rda
1 online resource (1 sound file (6 hr., 9 min., 58 sec.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Ojo, Adenrele. - Narrator

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