Pretty Like Us
But then she meets Alane Shriver, a new student who suffers from progeria, a rar...more
As the school year begins, the students learn that they will be joined by a new student, a girl name...more
APA Citation: Williams, C. (2008). Pretty like us. Atlanta: Peachtree.
Genre: Contemporary Realistic Fiction
Literary Prizes and Award include Kirkus Reviews, 9/1/2008; Publisher’s Weekly, 9/29/2008; School Library Journal, 1/1/2009; Library Media Connection, 3/1/2009; and Horn Book, 4/1/2009.
Selection Process: Pretty Like Us was chosen for wining many literary awards including the 2009 Language Arts Honor Book for Grades 7-12 by the Society of School Librarians Inter...more
This book has an incredible message. The best part of the book is the great moral goodness. I love that Beauty's family drills good morals in her. I wish there were more parents like that in the world.
I loved Beauty's reaction to Alane's appearance. I think it is spot on what a real 12 year old would think. She was a little scare...more
Beauty is a fully developed character with many sides to her personality. This book had my alternating between laughter and tears. A quick, easy read, I recommend this to those looking for quality children's literature directed at the 4th-6th grade set.
<3 meredith marie
About the Author: Carol Lynch Williams, a two-time winner of the Utah Original Writing Competition, is the author of several books for children, including two novels about the Orton family of New Smyrna, Florida: Kelly and Me and Adeline Street. A starred School Library Journal review of The True Colors of Caitlynne Jackson praises Williams as she "again demonstrates her facility at mood and chara...more