Putting Makeup on Dead People by Jen Violi

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Synopsis

Donna finds a unique way to get over her father's death - working in a funeral home and putting makeup on the recently deceased.
 

About Jen Violi

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Author Bio: Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, Jen Violi has now staked her claim in Portland, Oregon, where the greenery is plentiful, the creative spirit palpable, and the fresh coffee available every few feet—just how she likes it. Thanks to the Universities of Dayton and New Orleans, Jen got to study English, theatre, theology, and creative writing.  With reverence for the healing power of stories, Jen runs her own business, offering creative writing coaching, workshops, and retreats.   Visit the author’s website at www.jenvioli.com.
 
Published May 24, 2011 by Disney Hyperion. 336 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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As Donna learns how to care for dead people she also begins to care for living ones.

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But even as Donna applies to mortuary school after high school and starts work at Brighton Brothers Funeral Home, she must learn to connect with the living, including her well-meaning but disapproving mother and an offbeat friend who may be crushing on her.

May 16 2011 | Read Full Review of Putting Makeup on Dead People

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Soon, Donna begins to find out that perhaps dealing with her grief and finally coming to peace with the death of her dad is the only way she will finally live her life.

Jun 29 2011 | Read Full Review of Putting Makeup on Dead People

Book People's Teen Review

If you’re looking for a book that is a little different than most YA books, has well developed characters, and good writing, I highly recommend Putting Makeup on Dead People!

Oct 09 2011 | Read Full Review of Putting Makeup on Dead People

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