Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. With her father imprisoned, year-old Meredith thinks she : Such a Pretty Girl eBook: Laura Wiess: Kindle Store. Laura Wiess. Welcome to the Asylum. Such a Pretty Girl. “Tough, darkly humorous, yet achingly vulnerable. A nail-biter of an ending.” — Kirkus starred review. The Such a Pretty Girl Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and.

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She was a lot braver than I could have ever been.

They promised Meredith nine years of safety, but only gave her three. Such a Pretty Girl is a difficult book.

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And to top it off it has one of my favorite last lines ever. I thought it was going to be similar to Perks, and in was in some ways, but it definitely didn’t handle the topic of molestation as gracefully as Perks did.

She’s an expert at crafting layered, hard-hitting stories. This story revolves around Meredith, a 15 year old whose father sexually abused her and has just been released early after serving only 3 years of his 9 year sentence. Meredith puts herself at risk but emerges unscathed, and the possible grave consequences are nearly unmentioned. Weird I know but I love wies how an author follows a story, I love seein This book was tragically wwiess. Such a Pretty Girl is a dark book which is almost impossible to z down.

Meredith’s mother, Sharon, pretends that Charles simply made a mistake and arranges for them to live near him.

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He and his religious mother are planning to go to Iowa to meet the victim’s soul to cleanse him in the next couple of days. Something about the tone of these reviews I wish I could remember whose they were encouraged me. Which means, you most splendid of readers.


But the llaura still need all of us, only there isn’t anything left to give because we based our worth on the lowlifes who knocked us up and around.

The characters are very well developed and most are very realistic.

It was strange and quite frankly, out of place. Sex with daddy is prtty while sex with Andy is perfectly acceptable. And parole after three years? The ending of the book have the mother just what she had c A lot of things really irked me about this book.

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It just felt odd to me. Her father becomes unconscious. Wanted to like this, but found it way too unbelievable.

Such A Pretty Girl”. This is the first book in a very long time that made me say, ‘Wish I’d written this. Wiess is on a mission, and she will never let us forget it for one second.

Where did you get the idea for this story? Though this entire book could not be taught in the classroom, it is a good resource for teachers and students to read in order to have at least some sort of understanding of the horror that molestation and rape victims face and have to deal with.

They can pretend but it won’t change the truth. Such a Pretty Girl depicts a community where the tension doesn’t simmer; it’s explosive. Overall, taking into account the subject matter of the book, I enjoyed and appreciated it. For sex with your year-old?

I was expecting her to be strong but relapse when things got rough. See 1 question about Such a Pretty Girl….

It never made me want to shut the book and leave. She fights not only for lajra but also for the safety of other children. The anger I felt at a few characters and situations throughout this book was also somewhat mollified by seeing those characters face the consequences they deserved.


I understand the metaphors tied to this, but I never would have put all the pieces together until Meredith spelled it out on literally the very last page This page was gir, edited on 16 Decemberat Lincoln Award Nominee There is no forgiveness for people like this.

Today her time has run out. Yet, I was most struck by the middle section of this novel where Mer talks about what is supposed to happen to “girls like me” who have been abused. But I’m telling you, Lauar Wiess knows sufh to make every word count.

And the child remains alone in the nightmare. Meredith has been sexually abused by her father in the past. This is a true psychological thriller, which I read in one sitting in the dark, wee hours of the day.

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The big, bad, boogie-man who wants to get in everyone’s pants is Meredith’s father who just got out of prison. Such a Pretty Girl was disturbing and a very painful subject. Email Laura Wiess at laura laurawiess. It was in no way graphic, which Euch almost think is necessary to get a point across a topic like this. Child incest destroys the innocence of a child and leaves a ruinous future in its wake.

I kind of wish it was longer and meatier but I can understand why it was on the short side.