Pretty One

Pretty One

by Cheryl Klam

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375846373
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 04/08/2008
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Lexile: 780L (what's this?)
File size: 389 KB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

An insightful tale about sibling rivalry and the perception of beauty, The
Pretty One
is Cheryl Klam’s captivating second novel. Cheryl Klam is the author of Learning to Swim and more than a dozen romance novels under a cleverly named pseudonym. She lives in Annapolis with her husband and two daughters.

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Pretty One 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever! Great for adults and teens!
critictlor More than 1 year ago
This is not only a book that teaches about finding yourself and overcoming the way people see you. Its also a wondeful story about love. The entire story is based on love, just not the same kind throughout. There's the love between Lucy and Megan, Megan and her father, Megan and George, and Megan and Drew. This is just such a great book i think if publisized the right way it can be a great seller like twilight.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was so good! Seriously, everyone needs to read this book. It's so sweet and it just makes you want a guy like drew in your life. This book will definitly keep you reading until the crack of dawn.
Euphoria13 on LibraryThing 11 months ago
I just finished reading this book and I have so many thoughts lingering in my head right now. When i first stumbled upon this book while browsing through Barnes and Noble online, i actually thought that this would turn out to be a pretty interesting book....needless to say... i was wrong. Megan Fletcher is the Ugly Duckling and her Sister Lucy Fletcher is the beautiful perfect Swan of Chesapeake School of Performing Arts. While Megan is a tech student, who knows how to design sets and set up the stage for plays, Lucy is a Drama Major who is the queen of the stage and enchants everyone with her beauty and acting abilities. Everyone loves to be around her and appreciates her presence while Megan only observes from the shadows, wishing that she could have a life like her Sister's, wishing that she wasn't fat or Ugly.Her best friend Simon is the only one who has been there for Megan, the only one who enjoys her company and presence. After all what are best friends for? The story starts with Megan and Simon preparing the Gym for the Fall Festival, a.k.a homecoming dance which Lucy is in charge of, making sure everything is prepared. Then Drew Reynolds shows up, the "love" of Megan's life whom she has secretly adored since her Freshman year from a distance.He suggest that Megan goes to the dance, in which she decides that she wants to go, when she has never bothered going in previous years. She asks Simon to accompany her at the dance and her Sister Lucy suggest they go dress shopping. When the night of the dance arrives, Megan feels confident that she might enjoy herself, despite the fact that she struggled finding a dress that fits (Which turns out the dress she wears doesn't fit) When Megan decides to go to the bathroom, she overhears her sister talking horrible things about her to her friends. Calling her a poor thing, ugly, and feeling sorry for her. This causes Megan to run out and she doesn't stop until she is out of the school. The night has turn into a rainy one and Megan's hair and dress is ruined but she doesn't care. Then a pair of bright lights appear and everything goes dark.Megan wakes up, barely conscious in a Hospital with her sister crying over her, saying sorry many times but everything goes dark again. It turns out Megan got hit by a car and her face is completely disfigured. Cosmetic Surgery is required to help reconstruct her face. After a 10 month absent from school, Megan returns as a completely different person on the outside. She has lost weight, her face is completely new and everyone is in awe of her, especially Drew Reynolds.All of a sudden Megan is popular and everyone wants to get to know her. She might have a chance at getting together with Drew, except Lucy seems to have a thing for him. And so begins a rather silly story of sibling rivalry, lust, and stupidness.I could not stand Megan's character! I admit i did feel bad for her in the beginning because of how small she felt compared to her radiant sister but after she got her face fixed and went back to school she kept making a lot of stupid mistakes because of Drew. I would not call it a healthy crush, more like lust. It was also a bit obvious that Drew was playing with Lucy and Megan's head.I was really hoping for this story to be good but it was just...eh...
bandit1 on LibraryThing 11 months ago
thsi book really has to do with alot of what girls go through. its pretty shocking. i loved how it was written and i think that this book can really motivate any girl to think alot differently about themselves.
BrandisBookMusings on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Megan has always been the ugly duckling compared to her star of a sister. One night everything changes. When Megan finally gets what she has always dreamed of she learns that being pretty doesn't make for a smooth and charmed life. No matter what you look like everyone deals with problems. This was a good book, but completely unrealistic. (Not that that is necessarily a bad thing)I did find it entertaining though. The one thing this book got accurate though, is the spiteful and fickleness of people. This is the true message of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book about relationships,family and what makes someone truly beautiful!!!!
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I could read this book a million times and still be super into it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her relationship with her dad I didn't like at first. He was so mean! However, that changed, and I really liked their talk. It was inspriational. Her sister really cared about her, even though there were some rough patches. I recommend this book to seventh graders and up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it
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I highly recommend it. Its teaches me that beauty isnt everything. Very good for teens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a beautifully written realistic fiction book with great ideas and obsticles posed throught the entire book. O really felt for megan fletcher and finished the book in one day!! This is a great read that i highly recommend
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Kayla Gross More than 1 year ago
this book meant a lot to me because me and my sister are as close as sisters get but she has always been the pretty one and after reading this book i felt like i was lucky to have someone care so much about me. i feel like this book is about apreciating somone special to you no matter what they did
BigApple More than 1 year ago
this book teaches you about human nature and how people really see you. i dont want to state the fact that you can get anywhere if your pretty but sometimes thats kinda how it works out. this is a book about sibling rivalry and who gets the spotlight. its mesmerizing how beautifully the writer caotures these girls 2 different personalities and in the end they were always there for eachother. it was soo good i couldnt put it down because i can relate to the sisters in the book and how theyre always competing for the spotlight and u learn about the theatre too.
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