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Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein
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Apr 25, 2012

really liked it
Read from May 09 to 10, 2012

Pretty Amy was nothing like I expected - it was better. I expected a novel about a prom gone wrong and petty high-school drama. What I got instead, was a a story so deep and destructive I had to catch my breath at the end.

The story starts with Amy going to her senior prom. Her best friend Lila has set her up with one of her boyfriend's friends. Except things don't go according to plan when they get stood up. This event is the catalyst for the turbulent journey Amy finds herself on.

I loved Amy from the start. A normal high-school girl who seems to have lost her way, or never really known her way. Through-out the story, she struggles to figure out who she really is, and if who she wants to be. Lila is one of those characters that I just can't stand, but the story wouldn't be the same without them. Cassie I loved, and wished there was more of her in the story. Amy's parents were whirlwind characters too.

There were many points in this story, where I was questioning Amy. Why are you doing that? Why did you say that? Why won't you just open your eyes, see the truth and make your life easier?!?! But following Amy on her adventure, you felt like you were there, part of the story.

I wish I could give this novel to every teenage child in the world and say "read this - look what happens make you make silly decisions". There is definitely a life lesson the be learned from Amy's tale.
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Heather Hi there,

I apologize if you've already reviewed this title on Amazon, but if you haven't, can you please go on there and post your review on there as well?

Thanks so much for all that you do!

~ Heather Riccio, Senior Publicist

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