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Pretty Ugly (Bluford High #18)

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Jamee Wills never expected Vanessa Pierce and her friends to go this far. The trouble starts at cheerleading practice when Vanessa begins teasing Angel McAllister, a shy new girl at Bluford High. When the insults turn nasty, Jamee tries to stop them. She wins Angel's friendship but makes many enemies. Now Jamee is a target, and someone is texting lies and pictures of her a ...more
Paperback, 154 pages
Published December 15th 2010 by Townsend Press
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Kevin
Oct 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Have you ever had a sister/brother in school that always does better then you and everybody thinks you are as smart as them? Well Jammee does her sister's name is Darcy and she is really smart and all of Jamee's teachers tell Jamee why cant you be as smart as youre sister.This book is Realistic Fiction because this can happen to anybody.I tought this book was okay because i like books with alot of action in them and this book was about how Jamee was getting bad grades and her sister Darcy alway ...more
Imari
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*Spoiler Alert*

Reading a book so boring will have you go crazy, my book Pretty Ugly will have you excited, sad, eager, and inspired. The Genre of this book is Realistic Fiction. My opinion on this book is that I really enjoyed it. I was very determined and excited to read more. When Jamee's boyfriend broke up with her just because of what people were saying about her, I felt her pain because how can your first love ever do anything to you like that.

The Setting of my book is At Bluford High Scho
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Taliyah Edwards
Sep 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The novel Pretty Ugly is mainly about Jamee Willis a student at Bluford High School,who is struggling with friend,family,and school work issues.Her parents seem to not want to listen to her because they are so caught up in her older sister Darcy's college plans,and all this college talk is really irritating Jamee.At school her grades are falling apart because cheerleading tryouts are coming soon and Jamee wants to be a Bluford cheerleader,but she also needs to retake a math test she failed so th ...more
Nashalie Hidalgo
Nov 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
First book I read from the bluford series and loved it . I like reading books about realistic fiction, drama and love this is a great book to read when your going through a lot especially in school , takes your mind off things .
Precious
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever had a sister/brother in school that always does better then you and everybody thinks you are as smart as them? Well Jamee does her sister's name is Darcy and she is really smart and all of Jamee's teachers tell Jamee why cant you be as smart as your sister.This book is Realistic Fiction because this can happen to anybody.I thought this book was very good and awesome because I love books with a lot of action in them and this book was about how Jamee was getting bad grades and her si ...more
zekiah (yup thats me)
Jun 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
In this book Pretty Ugly this is Jamee's freshmen at Bluford High. Jamee is feeling good about this year and is coming into the year confidently. She didn't really know that when she was in the middle school she did things that gave her a bad reputation, like kissed a boy she did not know and went out with Bobby Wallace, a student that wasn't liked. Since her big sister went to this school, a lot of people know Jamee because of her sister Darcy. Darcy had a good reputation so everyone is expecti ...more
Tyler
Sep 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book is about a freshman in Bluford High School named Jamee. Living in the shadow of Darcy Wills, her sister (Junior) she has to find a way to be noticed and stop being associated with her sister, and the only way to do that is to join the cheerleading team (the one thing that Darcy cant compete with her in). Jamee joins with her friends and meets a new girl named Angel. Angel is a weak girl who everyone likes to pick on (your typical high school story). As the story goes on Jamee becomes f ...more
Mz. Carter
I didnt really like how at the beginning they talked about cheerleading which seemed like went on for forever.I would have to say that I would of been like Jamee in this book. When it came to Angel and all. There is always rumors going around about someone in high school or someone getting picked on and someone needs to do something about it. In this book I can understand how Jamee could get tired of being compared all the time but I think she was out of line at the end of Ch. 6. As far as there ...more
Jose Cruz
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
VANESSA WAS TEASING ANGEL IN CHEERLEADING PRACTICE,SHE COULDN'T TAKE IT SO SHE PUNCHED VANESSA. ANGEL GOT SUSPENDED BUT SHE HER REVENGE.AFTER SCHOOL VANESSA WENT TO MEET UP WITH HER FRIENDS. THEY PLANNED TO JUMP ANGEL, BUT THEY DIDN'T KNOW SHE TOOK KARATE. THEY GOT BEAT HARDER THAN WE SWAT ANTS THAT CLIMB ON US. GO ANGEL WHHHHOOOOOOO. WHHHHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...more
Kennedy
Mar 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
teaches u about bullying
Denise Prado
Sep 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
i think this book is great because i love reading about drama and realistic fiction kind of books.
Jayna Johnston
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. It was about this girl name Jamee and she was going through a lot at school and at home. At school she was freinds with the mean girl and who the mean girl was mean to. Then at home nobody cared about her. I reccomend this book to 7 and older you learn a lot if lessons by reading it.
Zoë
Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Bmoore
Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Jamie wills is the main character who always gets compared to her older sister who's an honor student. Jamie decides to do cheer leading for an after school activity. Jamie isn't very smart and she didn't pass her math quiz. Cheer leading was basically a distraction from all the pressure of her failing math quiz and living up to being an honor's student like her older sister. At cheer leading Jamie noticed a new girl who was very shy. Jamie walked into the hall way and seen the new girl Angel g ...more
Daija Jefferson
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever went to a school that your sister just left or a school were people said you remind them or somebody else? If so this is the book for you! The Genre of this book is realistic fiction. The reason why I say this book is realistic fiction is because this book is about a girl named jamee that has been bullyed because she's not like verybody else like she's not as smart as the other girls that she would like to be so that she can blend in with everybody else.

This story basically takes
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Mario Monsalve
Have you ever went to a school that your sister just left or a school were people said you remind them or somebody else? If so this is the book for you! The Genre of this book is realistic fiction. The reason why I pick realistic fiction is because this book is about a girl named jamee that has been bullied because she's not like everybody else like she's not as smart as the other girls that she would like to be so that she can blend in with everybody else.

The story basically takes place at a h
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Deonna Galvin
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Pretty ugly was by far an awesome book that I ever read. There are lots of stories that I can relate to in high school and middle. It was like I was very popular at every school I went to but I always had that jealous girl on my back.
‘’When I saw this book ‘’I just knew I was going like it because a lot of the things happen in this book related to me.
In this story there was a girl named Jamie Wills and she was becoming a freshmen at Blue Ford high school were her big sister Darcy attended to. Al
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Stephanie Peterson
Oct 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
My fellow English teachers have been telling me how great the Bluford series is for our students for the last few years, but I've never really gotten the chance to sit down and read any of them until now. I got this one for free at a teaching event last fall, and after reading it, I can see why the students like them. The girls in this book sound just like some of the girls I've had over the years in names, actions, and speech, so realism is a high plus in the Bluford series.

In this book, Jamee
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Renee.nimaga
Jun 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
What I liked about this book was that it has interesting things in it and its realistic fiction so some of the things in this story you can relate to because it helps you deal with your problems . It also gives you real ideas about being in high school and how serious high school is. that a good thing because you get a heads up about all the activities their and the classes. This book is just like all the other books but with new characters in each story .
I would recommend this book to my frie
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Danielle Kern
Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ya-lit-2011
Folan, Karyn. Pretty Ugly. Townsend Press, Inc: West Berlin, New Jersey 2011. 130 pp. ISBN: 13:978-1-59194-233-7.

Gene: Fiction, YA,
Rating** Pretty Ugly is the latest installment of the Bluford series. I wanted to find out what the modern day high school girl is reading so I picked this book up. Pretty Ugly is about bullying, sibling rivalry, and cheerleading, and is definitely geared toward the contemporary urban reader. I found this book to be moderately entertaining, but believed it to have ve
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Nytisha
Feb 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Gene: Fiction, YA,
Rating** Pretty Ugly is the latest installment of the Bluford series. I wanted to find out what the modern day high school girl is reading so I picked this book up. Pretty Ugly is about bullying, sibling rivalry, and cheerleading, and is definitely geared toward the contemporary urban reader. I found this book to be moderately entertaining, but believed it to have very little depth.

Summary: All her life Jamee has lived in the shadow of her older, very intelligent sister. Jamee
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Sofia G.
May 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Book Review



Do you think that bullying is OK? Karyn Langhorne Folan, the author of Pretty Ugly, puts Angel McAllister in a very horrible situation. Jamee Wills is the only one that can stop it. When Jamee tries out for cheerleading is when all the trouble begins. Angel is a very shy girl who is pretty, wears geeky glasses, and most of all, an easy target for Vanessa Pierce. Vanessa is one of those girls who think she has control of everything and by being mean to others will make her popular. T
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Serene To
Dec 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 8th-grade
I think this book teaches a very good lesson to people that doesn't listen to others and only care about the bad things that are happening. Jamee had always been compared to her sister, Darcy because Darcy is always into work and Jamee has bad grades a year long and doesn't do anything about it. She fails a math test but she doesn't retake it because she wants to be nice and help out a friend in her cheerleading squad. Jamee is conceded about her friend, Angel alone in the team. Angel thought of ...more
Fatou.diop
Jun 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
1) I liked this book because it was full of action and dialoge.They say all the dialoge and describe the action.For example, on page 64, they write out everything that people say.Another example is on page 135, they explain with details what people are doing.

2) You would like this book if you like action,dialoge, and drama.You would like this book if you like action, drama, or dialoge because this book is full of crazy drama and lots of action.For example,there is one of the pages where they wri
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Valerie McEnroe
Plot and character development are flat as a pancake. Not up to the high standards of today's writing. Has the blandness of books written in the 70s. I highly recommend teens skip this series and instead look into Sharon Draper, Walter Dean Myers and Jacqueline Woodson.
Kayla Grant
Jun 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was a good book because it showed a perspective of how people feel when they are being bullied and how people watched can help.
Jamee Wills doesn't like how the popular girl, Vanessa Pierce and her cronies treat a shy girl named Angel McAllister. The popular girls, Jamee , and Angel all try out for cheer leading but the things the girls say discourage Angel which makes Jamee decide to become friends with her. When Vanessa notices Jamee hanging out with Angel they begin to pick on her a
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Nakira
May 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The novel Pretty Ugly is mainly about Jamee Willis a student at Bluford High School,who is struggling with friend,family,and school work issues.Her parents seem to not want to listen to her because they are so caught up in her older sister Darcy's college plans,and all this college talk is really irritating Jamee. At school her grades are falling apart because cheerleading tryouts are coming soon and Jamee wants to be a Bluford cheerleader,but she also needs to retake a math test she failed so t ...more
Ruka Idowu
Feb 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is your basic girl drama clique book. Pretty Ugly is filled with all the normal teen drama and challenges you face through high school. Even though I have yet to reach high school I feel like all teenagers boys and girl can relate to the situations just in different ways. Pretty Ugly has girls who run the school and the main girl that everybody wants to be. Also it has that theme that if u want to fit in with the popular girls you have to follow the leader and the pact.There is tons of reve ...more
Ms. Ramsborg
Jul 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Book Title: Pretty Ugly
Author: Karyn Langhorne Folan

Lexile: 630
In a nutshell: The main character Jamee gets herself in deep with mean girl Vanessa when she stands up for new girl Angel. All of the girls are trying out for the school’s cheerleading squad and the behavior goes from mean to downright ugly when Vanessa tries everything to make Jamee pay for not following the crowd and picking on Angel.

I really enjoyed this book because it was realistic and entertaining. Jamee didn’t choose to snit
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Ariana
Sep 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I don't really think much about this book because I just started reading it. But I think this book would be interesting because of what I read in the back and a few pages of the book. I see that this book was talking about how a girl is new in Bluford High School and people were bothering her. So, one of the friends of the people that was bothering the new girl, was helping her and trying to make other people stop bothering the new girl. Then, through out the year everyone had made rumors and se ...more
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Karyn Langhorne Folan graduated from Harvard Law School and after practicing and teaching law for several years, decided to pursue her dream of becoming a writer. She is the author of twenty-one books and counting, including three young adult titles for the popular Bluford High series, four romance novels, several works of nonfiction. She has also been the ghostwriter for personalities in the ente ...more
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