Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein

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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 the girls get stood up for prom and 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. Even 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.
 

About Lisa Burstein

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Lisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She received her MFA in Fiction from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University and is glad to finally have it be worth more than the paper it was printed on. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her very patient husband, a neurotic dog and two cats. Pretty Amy is her first novel. She never went to her senior prom. Burstein lives in Portland, OR.
 
Published May 8, 2012 by Entangled Teen. 304 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Pretty Amy the debut novel of Lisa Burstein is a coming of age tale about a seventeen year old girl, Amy Fleishman.

May 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Pretty Amy

New York Journal of Books

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“Pretty Amy is a coming-of-age story without the comfort of padding.”

May 11 2012 | Read Full Review of Pretty Amy

Alice Marvels

Synopsis: 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.

Jul 31 2012 | Read Full Review of Pretty Amy

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