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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Meredith is compelling, and her struggle so horrible yet she is a true survivor that will be hard to forget. This book is raw and painful, and although it hurt to read it, I couldn’t put it down. It was intense and realistic but other than that, this book had nothing to offer to me.


Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess

I loved Such a Pretty Girl with the same deeply personal portion lakra me that felt M. Not the subject matter, though. In my opinion, the was no reason for Andy to be 19, he could have easily been 17 or something and the I wanted to like this book, I really did, but I just had some major problems with it.

This book could be used to explore the real-life cases and consequences of those who lwura to turn a blind eye to the evils in society and accept the wrong done by others and the destruction it causes in a family, community, and society.

Please provide an email address. Wiess is on a mission, and she will never let us forget it for one second. May 07, Angie rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s fucking important because some people likes to pretend that this kind of thing doesn’t happen in the world.


They brought the story to life. Paige Bookdragon I think 15 years and above is appropriate. The whole town avoids Lqura family because they know Charles may try to hurt their children, with some businesses even refusing them service. It’s a great book about an ugly subject pretyt the author handled the subject matter with a lot of grace. She thought her father would be locked away for nine years.

This petty was tragically beautiful.


That may be petty, but it just really rubbed me the wrong way unfortunately. View all 7 comments.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This is a very big help because Meredith’s father tried to hurt her while her mother left them luara together. Who brings a known paedophile into their house?????? Girl realizes she’s not safe and will have to protect herself, along with the help of her neighbors, the cop who busted her dad 3 years ago and her boyfriend and his mom, who just happen to be one of her dad’s victims.

Her father was supposed to be locked up until Meredith turned eighteen. Mar 07, Katyh rated it it was ok. A darkly compelling novel about a young woman who must defend herself against her abusive father.

And frankly, even if you could point to a case that tracks this one, it would take a certain finesse, along with an exceedingly deft touch, to fictionalize so awful a story. She must find a way to protect herself from her fatherand protect the other children that he may abuse in her stead. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight gifl in our Pro Connect email alert.


Just know that this doesn’t give the full and accurate pict I am gonna keep this sort and sweet.

But Meredith is only fifteen, and today her father is coming home from prison. It was horrifying and somehow breathtaking at the same time. It’s sad, frustrating, and definitely frightening that Meredith’s mum puts herself before girp daughter.

Which is perfect, by the way. She’ll never forget that little gold baseball slapping against her skin throughout the entirety of the sexual abuse.

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I loved the subtle support system she had around her. Her time run out and she needs to stop him.

Doesn’t anyone realize that one ‘touch’, one ‘time’ will destroy a child’s life ten times faster than a pack-a-day habit? Mature teens who enjoy realistic fiction with an edge will devour it.

Meredith thought she had 9 years of freedom from her abuse father Laura Wiess has crafted a gripping story that is heart-rending — and important, with a capital ‘I’. How could she be so inconsiderate, selfish, and dense?