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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Powerful and haunting. In Pretty Girl-13, 16 year-old Angie str

Powerful and haunting.

In Pretty Girl-13, 16 year-old Angie struggles to recover her memory of the past three years of her life, which has been repressed due to severe trauma. 

Coley approaches this subject in a unique way, so I can understand the somewhat polarized r...
Powerful and haunting.

In Pretty Girl-13, 16 year-old Angie struggles to recover her memory of the past three years of her life, which has been repressed due to severe trauma. 

Coley approaches this subject in a unique way, so I can understand the somewhat polarized reception. I happened to really enjoy it. I went into this book not really knowing what it was about -- I honestly just liked the cover. And then, what do you know? It's 6am, and I haven't slept because I stayed up all night finishing the audiobook. My stomach was in knots the entire time because I wanted needed to know what would happen to Angie next--and whether it would be good or bad, because you could just never tell.

Some of the events in the plot are a little far-fetched in how they come together, but it's easy to forgive. The goal of this book is to bring exposure to PTSD and the effects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, and in this it truly succeeds.

Dark, disturbing, and heart-breaking, this book leaves an impression. Angie's story grabbed a hold of my heart and never let go.

I doubt I'll be able to send my daughter to Girl Scout camp after reading this.

CONTENT:

Profanity: Moderate (one crude character, not overwhelming)
Violence: Moderate (allusions to physical abuse, character trapped in fire)
Sexuality: Moderate-High (intense images and allusions to sexual abuse, mild sex scene -- regarded negatively) 

posted by brailynnebooks on July 9, 2013

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2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Awesome!

I wasn't quite sure about this at first--based on the premise. but turned out to be an incredibly awesome read. Nothing graphic, thankfully, but a nice psychological melding.

posted by idzmoose on April 26, 2013

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  • Posted April 26, 2013

    Awesome!

    I wasn't quite sure about this at first--based on the premise. but turned out to be an incredibly awesome read. Nothing graphic, thankfully, but a nice psychological melding.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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