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Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell
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Mar 24, 2009

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Read in April, 2009

Riley Rose (I love that name, BTW) isn't a bad girl, but, she happens to find release from her pain through sex, drugs, eating and alienating herself from anyone and everyone. Her mother died 2 years ago (it was quick and painful- cancer) and now she's lost her dad as well. No, he hasn't died, but he's reinvented himself as a devout Christian and married a woman who's basically changed his life. Now Riley feels completely lost and clings to her one friend, Chloe. Dad and new stepmom think she needs a change and a new life direction, so they send her to Spirit Ranch Christian camp for a week. She goes intending to hate it, and that assessment doesn't really change. But, she does begin to see some of the campers in a new light and maybe herself as well.

Just a note on the cover. I agree with another reviewer, I hope that isn't supposed to be Riley. Throughout the novel, Riley is teased for her weight, its a big part of who she is. This girl isn't the least bit overweight. I know covers often don't reflect the true characters, but still...

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