Prettiest Doll by Gina Willner-Pardo

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Unfortunately, The Prettiest Doll is a disappointment. The story begins at a slow pace and never quite speeds up, and the author introduces so many characters and plot twists that readers may come away wondering what the book is actually about.
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“It’s good to be pretty. I’m really lucky.” So begins the story of thirteen-year-old Olivia, or Liv, who started winning beauty pageants at age three. Lately she’s been wondering, however, if that’s all she is. She gets a chance to find out when she meets a runaway named Dan and they embark on a trip to Chicago, each determined to uncover family secrets. This story of two teens from very different backgrounds making their way in a world preoccupied with physical appearance sparkles with wry humor, romance, and a revealing behind-the-scenes glimpse at the world of beauty pageants.

This ebook includes a sample chapter of THE HARD KIND OF PROMISE.

 

About Gina Willner-Pardo

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Gina Willner-Pardo is the author of 15 books, including Jason and the Losers and Figuring Out Frances, which won the Bank Street College of Education Josette Frank Award. She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.
 
Published November 6, 2012 by Clarion Books. 243 pages
Genres: Children's Books.
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NY Journal of Books

Below average
Reviewed by Rita Lorraine Hubbard on Nov 06 2012

Unfortunately, The Prettiest Doll is a disappointment. The story begins at a slow pace and never quite speeds up, and the author introduces so many characters and plot twists that readers may come away wondering what the book is actually about.

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