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Pretty Monsters: Stories

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  • Posted November 29, 2008

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    Litte stories that make you see a different side of the world

    This book was really enjoyable because of the reality of the stories told.<BR/>in this book there are many stories regarding zombies, vampires, werewolves and other phenomenons that will just blow your mind. This book will leave you wonderign whether something unnatural can exist in the world.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2012

    Love it

    I quite like this book. Mostsy for its odd writing style and twist endingd,my two favorite things about a book.

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  • Posted July 16, 2010

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    Reviewed by Breanna F. for TeensReadToo.com

    PRETTY MONSTERS is a collection of nine short stories; all of which were quite interesting. Here is a sentence or two about each story...

    1. The Wrong Grave - Miles Sperry decides to dig up his dead girlfriend, Bethany Baldwin, to get back some poetry that he wrote for her after she died and wasn't smart enough to make copies of. When he opens the grave, he has discovered that it is the wrong one. Now he's got some strange dead girl following him around all night.

    2. The Wizards of Perfil - This is about a boy named Onion and a girl named Halsa. Onion's parents have died and Halsa's mother is watching after him and the other children. While in the market of Perfil, she sells Onion to someone who says they will take him to the Wizards of Perfil. For some reason, they bring Onion right back and take Halsa instead. Once Halsa is there, she discovers that the Wizards are incredibly vain and super lazy. But there is something that neither Onion or Halsa knows about the wizards.

    3. Magic for Beginners - A boy named Jeremy Mars and a few of his friends are obsessed with a show called The Library. Jeremy's mother and father have some problems getting along because Jeremy's father is a writer. When his father puts Jeremy in one of his books and then kills him off, his mother insists that she and Jeremy go to Las Vegas to see the wedding chapel she has inherited from her late sister. But Jeremy is afraid that he'll miss the next spontaneous episode of The Library!

    4. The Faery Handbag - Genevieve's grandmother, Zofia, has a mysterious handbag that is apparently a family heirloom and over 200 years old. She never lets the bag out of her sight. Zofia tells Genevieve crazy stories about how a whole little village lives in that bag, and a nasty dog, too. If you open it up and aren't careful, you could get sucked into the handbag and not come out for years, even if you are only in the bag for one day. When Zofia dies, Genevieve is to be the keeper of the bag, but once Zofia is gone Genevieve can't find the handbag anywhere.

    5. The Specialist's Hat - Samantha and Claire are identical twins who live with their father on the second story of a huge house. Their father is writing the history of the Eight Chimneys where they are currently living. Samantha and Claire have a babysitter who tells them about The Specialist, who apparently goes around the house killing people and that she herself used to live there and has seen The Specialist when she was younger. Things get a little creepy when The Specialist himself shows up that night.

    6. Monster - Bungalow 6 has to go on their campout before camp ends for the summer. It's pouring out but they still want to go. The boys from Bungalow 4 say they saw a monster and they are determined to see it. James Lorbick is kind of the loser of the cabin, and Bryan Jones dares him to put on a dress once they've set up camp. He puts it on and ends up wearing it most of the night. When their counselor, Terence, goes down the hill to help out a female camper, the monster shows up...

    7. The Surfer - Dorn is kidnapped by his father and taken to Costa Rica to see the elusive Hans Bliss, who was picked up by aliens years before and was told that they would come back to Earth some day. After landing in Costa Rica, they are quarantined because of the flu pandemic that has been killing for quite some time now....

    Read the full review at TeensReadToo.com

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  • Posted October 1, 2009

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    biggest waste of time for me so far this year

    this was the sorriest collection of short stories i have ever had the misfortune of reading. i read at least 3 novels a week every week and this is the worst so ive read so far. Im not sure if this is an accurate sample of the authors writing or if this is just all short story shes written combined in under one cover, either way it sucked. and oh man it sucked hard. ive had to read this book slowly bc after almost every short story ive wanted to toss it across the room, but im no quitter so i promise to keep pushin the next day. i know im no professional critic im only an avid reader, but this author has talent she just sucks at story writing, the ending are so sucky and crap worthy that it negates the well written story that preceded it. im sorry but if this book IS the author than they get a big D+ from me.

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