God Don't Like Ugly

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Reminiscent of best-selling writers Toni Morrison and Alice Walker, critically acclaimed author Mary Monroe is a fresh voice in contemporary literature. In God Don't Like Ugly, she weaves a powerful tale of devastating abuse, the strength of friendship, and the burden of terrible secrets. Shy, overweight Annette Goode is only seven years old when Mr. Boatwright, a boarder in her house, begins sexually abusing her. She keeps this information to herself for years, until gorgeous, self-assured Rhoda Nelson becomes ...

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Reminiscent of best-selling writers Toni Morrison and Alice Walker, critically acclaimed author Mary Monroe is a fresh voice in contemporary literature. In God Don't Like Ugly, she weaves a powerful tale of devastating abuse, the strength of friendship, and the burden of terrible secrets. Shy, overweight Annette Goode is only seven years old when Mr. Boatwright, a boarder in her house, begins sexually abusing her. She keeps this information to herself for years, until gorgeous, self-assured Rhoda Nelson becomes her new friend. Annette confides in Rhoda and finds the strength and courage to survive to adulthood. But Rhoda has skeletons in her closet that could doom them both.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Annette Goode, born in the racist South of the 1950s, is the heroine of Monroe's strong second novel (after The Upper Room), a coming-of-age journey depicted with wit, poignancy and bite. Up until 1963, when 13-year-old, overweight Annette Goode meets beautiful Rhoda Nelson, only daughter of the Richland, Ohio, town undertaker, Annette's life has been a nightmare. After Annette's father left her mother (Muh'Dear) for a white woman, Muh'Dear has scraped by as a domestic, stealing leftover food from her employers' kitchens; Annette overeats to compensate for her father's abandonment. Annette is only seven when she asks their boarder, Mr. Boatwright, to be her daddy. Soon after, he begins raping her. Annette, who considers herself fat and ugly, endures silently, thinking no one will believe her. She suffers the attacks for years until Rhoda befriends her and decides the man must be stopped. Monroe's characters are well drawn, full-bodied and not all bad. Monroe paints sympathetic portraits of Judge Lawson, the honorable white man Muh'Dear works for; Mr. Nelson, the undertaker; Scary Mary, who runs a brothel but has a good heart; and Pee Wee, Annette's young gay friend. However, it is the convincingly depicted friendship between Annette and Rhoda that drives the narrative and gives Annette the courage to end her abuse. In using a young girl's innocent voice to narrate, Monroe recounts a tale of extreme hardship with a hopeful, uplifting tone. Some readers will find the characters more enjoyable than the plot, which occasionally lapses into predictable melodrama, but readers of contemporary African-American literature will discover a highly satisfying page turner--and one that will stand out on bookstore shelves with its bold, purple-hued cover. (Oct.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402521058
  • Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/17/2012
  • Format: CD

Meet the Author

Mary Monroe
Mary Monroe
MARY MONROE is the New York Times bestselling author of Deliver Me From Evil, God Don't Play, In Sheep's Clothing, Red Light Wives, God Still Don't Like Ugly, Gonna Lay Down My Burdens, God Don't Like Ugly, The Upper Room, and the novella "Nightmare in Paradise" in Borrow Trouble. An avid traveler, Mary currently lives in Oakland, California.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2012

    A Must Read!

    Love the entire series! This book was nothing less than brilliant. Mary Monroe is an amazing author. I am on the 2nd to last book right now in the God Series: God Ain't Through Yet. And just discovered there is yet another final God Series Novel, God Don't Make No Mistakes. I'm Hooked!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2011

    Good reading

    A must read book had to read her next book and god still don't like ugly

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2011

    Great read!

    Love this series. Just finished the second and purchased the third.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 23, 2011

    ONE of the BEST!!

    I loved the book!!!!! I read years ago. When I saw it in the book store I just had to get it back on my Nook!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2011

    Very enjoyable

    I like the way the authur is able to combine the expereinces of Annette, without the reader having to read the sequels in order. This was great entertaininment reading.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 26, 2011

    Favorite book

    This is my favorite book of all time :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2013

    Recommended

    Very real & raw story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Great read

    Will keep you crying and laughing at thr same time,.raw life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2013

    I have read all of the books in the God series and I loved them

    I have read all of the books in the God series and I loved them all! I was so disappointed when I got to the last one. I was looking forward to finishing that one and moving on to the next one.

    All of the books are so entertaining that I kept the book in my bed and fell asleep reading it and woke up reading it. I have each of the books in paper back and on my Nook.

    Mary Monroe gets two thumbs up from me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    The best

    I have read every book from Mary Monroe's God series and I love them all!!! Couldn't put any of the books down! I do however wish the cursing had been to a minimum but overall great books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Needed more

    This book was ok. Definitely a page-turner only because I kept wanting a little more to keep me wrapped up. I don't plan to read the next one unless I've run out of options.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2012

    Good One

    A friend of mine lent me the book and I couldnt put it down. Cant wait to read the second one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2012

    Loved It!

    This is the first book that I have read by this author. I couldn't put it down. I loved all of the characters, except for Mr. Boatwright.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Eye opener

    The title may surprise you. Its not what you think if you are looking for a christian read. There are a lot of twist, abuse, language, and unexpected violent crimes. However it does take place in the fifties so it makes you think about how far we've come. It will make you sad angry confused but it will teach you grace and humility and strength. Above all you wont look at things the same.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

    A must read!!!

    Awesome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    Too much obscene language

    Would have been such a good book minus the cussing.

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  • Posted May 31, 2012

    I Love this book I basically brought the whole series, but reall

    I Love this book I basically brought the whole series, but really I love this author

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  • Posted May 26, 2012

    Very good book

    I've read this book twice and I loved it. It's basically about friendship and how it shapes lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    LuvherGodkids

    I love all mary monroe's book I hope this is not the last of the God stories I love to read them continue to write good books!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    AMAZING!!!!

    I have read ALL of the books in the God series (except for the final one which i have pre-ordered!) Mary Monroe never ceases to AMAZE me!! I love every book wrote by her!

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