Thursday, August 8, 2013

Review: Pretty Girl-13 - Liz Coley

Where I got it: ARC from AmazonVine
Rating: 3.5 stars  
Cover Rating: 2.5 stars (Hate the font with a passion. Bleeding Cowboy...bleh. I sort of like the representation of the photo itself, but feel like this cover could have been better.)
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: March 19, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Page Count: 344 p.
Add it: Goodreads

Angie disappeared one day while camping with her girl scout troop. Later she finds herself walking down her street towards her house. When she gets inside she calls for her parents and they are falling over themselves crying. Angie doesn't see what the big deal is, it's only been a day or so. That's when her parents tell her that it's been three years. Three years Angie has been gone and she doesn't remember any of it. Now she has to figure out how to come to terms with her age and all the things that have changed while she was gone. With the help of a therapists she might even be able to piece together what happened to her and figure out why she can't remember.

This was an interesting story. It wasn't all that suspenseful, since a lot of it was pretty obvious, but it was interesting nonetheless. I enjoyed being with Angie as she pieced together her past few years. Angie has a terrible, but fascinating, experience that I was wager to learn more about. I don't want to give too much away, but she had a mental condition which is why she didn't remember what happened it that was the most fascinating part of the book.

I appreciated that amid all the chaos of her return Angie was able to find at least one decent person. It's terrible that there weren't more people that were kind to her. I loved the detective though. He was a perfect gentleman through and through.

I was so angry when I finished reading this book. The awful people got off way too easily. I wanted them to have to suffer the way that Angie did. Their lives weren't enough torment. It would have been nice to see them squirm.

This book went by pretty quick, there were no real surprises which sucks, but it was interesting. The psychological aspects of it were enough to hold my interest.

First Line:
"You had forgotten how early the sun rises on summer campouts—and how loud the birds sing in the morning."

Favorite Line:
"His hesitation was a definite mistake."

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