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Revenge of a Not-So-Pretty Girl

Revenge of a Not-So-Pretty Girl

(2013)
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Fans of Walter Dean Myers and Rita Williams-Garcia's One Crazy Summer will cherish this gripping story of an African American girl living in 1980s Brooklyn, who overcomes abuse and neglect in discovering real friendship, self-respect, and that pretty and mean don't always win.

Girls who are pretty have a way of looking down their perfect noses at anyone they feel isn't worthy of sharing the air with them. They have a way of making regular girls like me feel inferior for not winning the gene pool lottery. Tormenting them is my way of getting even.
Everyone knows that pretty equals mean, and Evelyn Ryder used to be a beautiful movie star - never mind that it was practically a lifetime ago. There's no time limit on mean. So if you think I feel guilty about mugging her, think again.
But for something that should have been so simple, it sure went horribly wrong.

A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION

A Bankstreet Best Book of the Year

"Definitely a page-turner!"--Seventeen.com


"Exhilarating . . . compelling and believable." - Kirkus Reviews, Starred

"A well-told story of an empowering friendship." - The Bulletin, Recommended

"This realistic portrayal of emotions, decisions, and hardships will appeal to teens who are also struggling with their identities." - SLJ

"Blythe, in her first book for teens, explores karma, guilt, morality, and taking responsibility for one's actions. . . . the story provides a thoughtful glimpse of what it's like to reevaluate one's life at any age." - Publisher's Weekly



"This is a classic coming-of-age story . . . Faye's personal growth and her eventual escape from a dark home life are rewarding." - Booklist


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Hardback Editions

April 2013 : USA Hardback
Title: Revenge of a Not-So-Pretty Girl
Author(s): Carolita Blythe
ISBN: 0-385-74286-X / 978-0-385-74286-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2013 : USA Library Binding
Title: Revenge of a Not-So-Pretty Girl
Author(s): Carolita Blythe
ISBN: 0-375-99081-X / 978-0-375-99081-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

April 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Revenge of a Not-So-Pretty Girl
Author(s): Carolita Blythe
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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