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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 .
Estrella
May 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Siblings can be the worst and best at times. In this case there are two sisters, one younger and one older. The older one is excellent at school, very good grades, one of the best students. On the other hand, the younger one isn't too good at school, she struggles. When she enters high school, everyone has expectations set for her because of how great her sister is. Jamee is tired of people judging her because of her sister. At home, all her parents talk about is her sister and how good she is d ...more
Monique
So this is a little interesting read I found discarded in someone’s classroom library—it was a little used and abused but with a very interesting title and premise I thought would make a cute in-between read from some of the longer books on my imposing To-Be-Read list..Seriously I will have something to read for the rest of my life as I keep buying and “accumulating” more—I love a book challenge..
Okay so I have heard of this Bluford High series as a look at the problems and situtationships kids
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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
Kiacarter
Sep 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
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.
Carmela Rodriguez
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed Pretty Ugly, one of the books in the Bluford High series. From the first chapter, it took me back to the YA books I enjoyed reading when I was in middle and high school (titles like Sweet Valley Twins and High and the Taffy Sinclair and Fabulous Five series.) I still have a lot of those books and I do pull them out to nostalgically read from time to time. As a high school cheerleader myself, I connected with the anxiety of tryouts and the need to balance those extra curricul ...more
Mikayla
Dec 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pretty Ugly is a book about a girl named Jamee Wills. As life isn't hard enough, she has to deal with mean girls. The book is written very well but at some points along the way, it was hard to picture some parts of the book. Other than that, the author Karyn continues the book perfectly. You are introduced to all of Jamee's problems. Algebra or family, you are able to feel the stress on Jamee's shoulders. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys drama.
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.
Kwasi
Jan 30, 2020 rated it liked it
I liked this book because it had a lot of suspense. The theme of this book is sometimes you have to sacrifice what you need. The author's Purpose is to entertain the reader because this never happened and this was not real. The authors point of view is first person because Jamme is explain her life in first person. The main characters are Jamme, Darcy, There mom and dad, vanessa, Angel.
Jakyia
Feb 23, 2018 rated it liked it
why youbgit to buy it
Santianna
Dec 13, 2019 marked it as to-read
I didn't even get to read the book yet but i would like to know all about it.
Brayan Pineda
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Pretty ugly had a very interesting/odd plot throughout the book and hard to understand the reasoning behind the book. Jamee a freshman in high school is faced with many conflicts throughout the story, conflicts involving her teacher, parents, and bullies. Jamee struggles with bad grades and her family not paying attention to her feeling and her only way out of that is cheerleading. During James's tryouts for cheerleading, she finds people picking on a girl named angel and decides to stand up for ...more
Demaurice Campbell
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jones2017
I really enjoyed this book I mainly enjoyed the characters because they all we're very interesting and diverse.The book is about a young girl named Jamee Wills who just started Bluford high.She is struggling in one of her classes and she is trying out for cheerleading.At the the one of the tryouts she meets a girl named Angel Mcalister who is being picked on by a group of girls at school.
Rants and Bants
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
...more
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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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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