Such a Pretty Face: Short Stories About Beauty

Such a Pretty Face: Short Stories About Beauty

by Ann Angel


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With stories by acclaimed and exciting new YA writers:

Louise Hawes
J. James Keels
Ron Koertge
Chris Lynch
Norma Fox Mazer
Lauren Myracle
Jamie Pittel
Anita Riggio
Mary Ann Rodman
Ellen Wittlinger
Jacqueline Woodson
Tim Wynne-Jones

A stellar line-up of young adult writers examines our relationship with beauty in stories that haunt, amuse, stir, and fascinate.

A beauty queen with a chin-hair problem, an aspiring model who would rather take pictures than be in them, a boy in love with the gorgeous nurse he's never seen, a girl named Beauty who feels like anything but-the teenagers in these dozen stories feel the power of beauty, whether it's to trap, save, torment, or comfort. In an era when image seems to have triumphed over virtue and reason, this timely, discussion-provoking collection asks young readers to think about what is truly beautiful.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810916074
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 05/01/2007
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 7 - 13 Years

About the Author

Ann Angel is the author of six author biographies and works of criticism. She graduated from Vermont College's MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program and currently teaches writing at the college level. She lives in Wisconsin.

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Such a Pretty Face: Short Stories About Beauty 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
michelleknudsen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I don¿t read many short stories these days, and I¿d almost forgotten how enjoyable they can be. I liked the theme of this anthology, too: beauty and our various perceptions, prejudices, and mixed feelings about it. Some stories affected me more than others, but they were all very good, and I liked the variety of voices and situations. I guess the variety of voices was one of the most useful things for me right now, because I¿m trying to figure out how to work with voice and what makes a voice compelling, interesting, unique, engaging, real.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty typical stuff that most kids already have read about. Like yourself, be yourself. Nothing new here.
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