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A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty: A Novel
by Joshilyn Jackson

Published: 2012-09-25
Paperback : 352 pages
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A GROWN-UP KIND OF PRETTY is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed ...
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A GROWN-UP KIND OF PRETTY is a powerful saga of three generations of women, plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret, yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family. Fifteen-year-old Mosey Slocumb-spirited, sassy, and on the cusp of womanhood-is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard, and determined to figure out why it's there. Liza, her stroke-ravaged mother, is haunted by choices she made as a teenager. But it is Jenny, Mosey's strong and big-hearted grandmother, whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women's shared past--and who will stop at nothing to defend their future.

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by Kimmieart (see profile) 01/13/16

 
  "A Grown Up Kind Of Pretty"by bwedow (see profile) 04/24/15

A good, quick read. Easily held your attention.

 
by MaryW83 (see profile) 05/13/14

 
  "Three generations of Southern women"by jouelle3 (see profile) 09/20/13

Strong, well-developed characters made this a big hit with our book club. Humor softened this dramatic tale about family, relationships, betrayals, secrets, and ultimately, love. Includes some strong... (read more)

 
  "A Grown up kind of Pretty"by dianemjb (see profile) 09/20/13

Enjoyed it very much. Surprising story. Happy outcome. Inspiring, mysterious and well written. Really well crafted characters the teens especially. The Adults as well. I think that it was especially... (read more)

 
  "Intense"by amybetsinger (see profile) 09/03/12

 
  "A grown up kind of pretty"by qrtknee11 (see profile) 04/25/12

 
  "Enjoyable"by Speech (see profile) 04/25/12

 
  "Great Read"by vbrown (see profile) 03/10/12

I like the book. It was an easy read. A little slow to start, but worth the time.

 
  "I loved all the different points of view."by riegerd (see profile) 03/04/12

It was really interesting to read the thoughts and stories of the three main characters. I really enjoyed Liza's parts, which were interesting since she was a recovering stroke victim. There were a lot... (read more)

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