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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She’s in no way reluctant, though she must battle her fears to complete the task.


They promised Meredith nine years of safety, but only gave her three. Meredith isn’t alone, though. This is a true psychological thriller, which I read in one sitting in the dark, wee hours of the day. I loved Such a Pretty Girl with the same deeply personal portion of me that felt M. The best thing about this book was Meredith.

I’ll start by lauga that I was struck by the similarities between this novel and my spring book Chasing Petty Lights. Jul 16, Jamie L rated it did not like it Recommends it for: The romance is believable: Apparently everyone in town, except Meredith’s crazy mother, hates his guts and are ready to run him out on a rail.

These dark aspects pull the reader in and hold him captive, compulsively turning to the next page. There was a problem adding your email address. Such A Pretty Girl: Wiess balances realistic trauma against her protagonist’s fighting will, giving the dark story a sense of hope.

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The only way to protect the community is to provoke the offender into re-offending, and Meredith offers herself up as the sacrificial lamb.

Book: Such a Pretty Girl

But by choosing to make him 19, I felt like this negated a lot of the important issues that the author was trying to address between Meredith and her father. I prety just felt like the author provided poor plots and situations.

Please provide an email address. This really amazes me because any suc kid her age normally would not have the courage to face such a situation a second time. However, she found close friends she could trust and confide in.

Meredith wants to get her father back in prison.

At Wiess’s hand, Meridith’s history as a victim of child sexual abuse is rendered harrowing but never unreadable. This story managed to infuriate me even though I felt that the plot was obvious and contrived. Not the subject matter, though. Andy is 19 and is paralyzed since the night he graduated High School.

She has her grandmother, the mayor of the town, who wants Meredith to move in with her to escape her father.

Dec 15, faith rated it did not like it. A nail-biter of an ending.

Such a pretty girl grabbed my attention from the first page and kept it until the very end. A little pricey for being so short–I wish it was longer–but I loved the way things were described and the twist at the very end. Because of this one major issue that I had with the story, I felt like I didn’t connect with Meredith as well or the story.


Now that he’s out, even on parole, she abhors the idea of seeing him, doesn’t believe for a second his claims of reformation, and is determined no one else will ever suffer at his hands the way she did again.

The book is loaded with creepy moments the father touching Mer’s back a I’ll start by saying that I was struck by the similarities between this novel and my spring book Chasing Tail Lights.

The other issue I have is that this book was about rape. Today her time has run out. Finally, the God factor. Books that make me step outside of my normal life. To save herself, Meredith takes a Virgin Mary statue and hits her father with it. Her father went to jail three years ago for sexually abusing her and several other children in town. Price may vary by retailer. I felt for Meredith so much.

Such a Pretty Girl by Laura Wiess

Sep 26, Jenni rated it it was amazing Shelves: Truly heartbreaking, but still lined with hope. 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. That number was considered more of a guesstimate than solid fact, as this type of heinous crime isn’t always reported, and so some molesters destroy dozens of lives before they’re caught.