Such a Pretty Face by Ann Angel
Short Stories About Beauty

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With stories by acclaimed and exciting new YA writers:

Louise Hawes
J. James Keels
Ron Koertge
Chris Lynch
Norma Fox Mazer
Lauren Myracle
Jamie Pittel
Anita Riggio
Mary Ann Rodman
Ellen Wittlinger
Jacqueline Woodson
Tim Wynne-Jones

A stellar line-up of young adult writers examines our relationship with beauty in stories that haunt, amuse, stir, and fascinate.

A beauty queen with a chin-hair problem, an aspiring model who would rather take pictures than be in them, a boy in love with the gorgeous nurse he’s never seen, a girl named Beauty who feels like anything but—the teenagers in these dozen stories feel the power of beauty, whether it’s to trap, save, torment, or comfort. In an era when image seems to have triumphed over virtue and reason, this timely, discussion-provoking collection asks young readers to think about what is truly beautiful.
 

About Ann Angel

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Ann Angel is the author of six author biographies and works of criticism. She graduated from Vermont Colleges MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program and currently teaches writing at the college level. She lives in Wisconsin.
 
Published May 1, 2007 by Harry N. Abrams. 268 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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There’s a striking juxtaposition between Lauren Myracle’s hilarious tall tale about a homecoming queen’s chin hair that grows to Rapunzel-like proportions, and Louise Hawes’s raw, tender chronicle about a 12-year-old who views a forbidden freak show in the 1950s.

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