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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Something about the tone of these reviews I q I could remember whose they were encouraged me. Such a Pretty Girl depicts a community where the tension doesn’t simmer; it’s explosive.

Once or twice will suffice, I promise. In the aftermath of the attack, her mom is confirmed pregnant and spent the following days by Charles’ side in the hospital. Giel he was sentenced to nine years, he is released after only three. I think that the basic idea and meaning of the book is important, but I just don’t think it was conveyed in the correct way.

Such a Pretty Girl was a spectacular read.

However, Meredith does have gil small cluster of people around her that do love, support, cherish and are willing to protect her but they all have their own lives as well so I could understand much of Meredith’s frustrations in the book of feeling alone. It’s really the main issue that I had with this story, because I think in a way it demeaned what Wiess was trying to address.

A well written and moving novel. I would recommend this and I would read more by Laura Wiess.

The main thing that put me off about this book straight from the start was the fact that Meredith is dating Andy and Andy is 19 years old while she is This book deals with usual issues, like rape, abandonment and incest. Wants daddy to move back in with them, but according to court order, he’s not allowed to be alone with daughter. Sep 11, Juushika rated it liked it Shelves: Turns out he had molested a bunch of other kids boys and girls.


It’s not every day that I actually find a character let alone two that I would mind putting in a tiger’s pen and euch for the worst. Views Read Edit View firl. But Nigel can’t always be right there when she needs him. It’s sad, frustrating, and definitely frightening that Meredith’s mum puts herself before her daughter.

Her mother was infuriating and crazy. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only. The story begins with Charles, Merideth’s father in jail for molesting children. But to Meredith’s horror, he is released after only Although this book deals with a dark and demented issue, its style, readability, and theme of justice made it impossible for me to put down.

There w This book is raw and painful, and although it hurt to read it, I couldn’t put it down. Meredith puts herself at risk but emerges unscathed, and the possible grave consequences are nearly unmentioned.


The main character, Meredith, age 15, just can’t seem to focus on anything except getting away from her sadistic parents and their bad sex to be with her crippled boyfriend, Andy, so they can have the good sex and drink the good booze. Wiess introduces and builds them up, but the brief ending is reserved for Meredith, leaving side stories and themes only hastily explored. Where did you get the idea for this story? There’s really no inbetween.

She testifies against him, and he’s sent to jail for 9 years but gets out in 3. They set cameras all around the house, especially in her room. Price may vary by retailer.


Such a Pretty Girl

This selfless act that Meredith performs — endangering her fragile mental state further just to stop the man who should have been kept away from her and other children permanently — should never have been an option.

Three years later he is released on the basis of good behavior his original sentence was 9 years. Laura Weiss has expertly described the emotions of teenagers who have have been sexually abused and didn’t exactly find justice for it.

He’s paralyzed from the waist down because prerty an accident in high school.

We figure that if no one protects us then we must not be worth protecting so we become prey and are easily picked off. Weird I know but I love seeing how an author follows a story, I love seein This book was prett beautiful. But to Meredith’s horror, he is released after only three years for “good behavior. I would recommend this to people who enjoy contemporary young adult fiction especially novels that deal with the darker subjects.

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The characters are very well developed and most are very realistic. View all 25 comments. Wjess many authors will touch this subject and even fewer who do it properly but Laura Wiess is one of those who was able to tell her story remarkably well. By clicking ‘Sign me up’ I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use.