Pretty Amy - Lisa Burstein

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Pretty Amy - Lisa Burstein

"Amy is fine living in the shadows of beautiful Lila and uber-cool Cassie, because at least she’s somewhat beautiful and uber-cool by association. But when their dates stand them up for prom, and the girls take matters into their own hands—earning them a night in jail outfitted in satin, stilettos, and Spanx—Amy discovers even a prom spent in handcuffs might be better than the humiliating “rehabilitation techniques” now filling up her summer. Worse, with Lila and Cassie parentally banned, Amy feels like she has nothing—like she is nothing.

Navigating unlikely alliances with her new coworker, two very different boys, and possibly even her parents, Amy struggles to decide if it’s worth being a best friend when it makes you a public enemy. Bringing readers along on an often hilarious and heartwarming journey, Amy finds that maybe getting a life only happens once you think your life is over"

Pretty Amy was nothing like I expected - it was better. I expected a novel about a prom gone wrong and petty high-school drama. What I got instead, was a a story so deep and destructive I had to catch my breath at the end.

The story starts with Amy going to her senior prom. Her best friend Lila has set her up with one of her boyfriend's friends. Except things don't go according to plan when they get stood up. This event is the catalyst for the turbulent journey Amy finds herself on.

I loved Amy from the start. A normal high-school girl who seems to have lost her way, or never really known her way. Through-out the story, she struggles to figure out who she really is, and if who she wants to be. Lila is one of those characters that I just can't stand, but the story wouldn't be the same without them. Cassie I loved, and wished there was more of her in the story. Amy's parents were whirlwind characters too.

There were many points in this story, where I was questioning Amy. Why are you doing that? Why did you say that? Why won't you just open your eyes, see the truth and make your life easier?!?! But following Amy on her adventure, you felt like you were there, part of the story.

I wish I could give this novel to every teenage child in the world and say "read this - look what happens make you make silly decisions". There is definitely a life lesson the be learned from Amy's tale.

Order yourself a copy now!

Claire Blennerhassett

Reader, Blogger

Twenty-something | book-blogger | tea-drinker | procrastinator | wannabe-writer | student

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