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Ordinary Beauty by Laura Wiess
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Jun 03, 2011

really liked it

Ordinary Beauty was, certainly, anything but ordinary. I found myself having to step away from the book for awhile in order to contemplate the sheer horror that I had been reading; this book is simply disturbing. Wiess elegantly portrays a young girl growing up in a tumultuous household; a meth-addicted mother who steals everything of hers and sells it all away for drugs, a constant fear of homelessness and poverty, and a fervent wondering if she ever meant anything or if she was simply a mistake.

While this book was simple and blunt in its style, it was delivered in a way such that it left an incredible impression. I highly recommend it for teens, as well as those who are older.

Ordinary Beauty will be on sale in bookstores on June 14th.

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Reading Progress

June 3, 2011 – Started Reading
June 3, 2011 – Shelved
June 5, 2011 –
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June 5, 2011 – Finished Reading

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