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A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty by Joshilyn Jackson
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May 03, 12

bookshelves: 2012-books, audio-book, mystery
Read in April, 2012

A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty is told from the perspectives of three generations - 45 year old Ginny, or Big, her 30 year old daughter Liza, and Liza's 15 year old daughter Mosey. Sensing a pattern? Ginny is convinced that trouble falls on her life every 15 years - first when she was 15 and became pregnant with her daughter, and second when her daughter was 15 and pregnant with Mosey. Now on the third of these 15 year cycles, she is nervously awaiting the latest upheaval, and it arrives with a vengeance on several fronts.

I really enjoyed this family-saga-esque mystery, as it moves between the present and past with both Ginny and Liza recalling younger years, and Mosey's almost reluctant investigation into her mother's past, and how much it reveals about herself. I listened to this as an audiobook, and it was an enjoyable engaging read.
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