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Pretty Amy by Lisa Burstein
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Jun 02, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: 2012

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I received this book at RT in a contest. Here's my honest review:

This book needs to sink in a bit more. I have some weird feelings about it, but overall I liked it. Let's see where this review takes me (since I write based on feelings, this could get messy).

So, I guess my major problem with this is that all Amy did was smoke pot. She wasn't some crazed druggie doing meth in the streets or anything. Yes, she did it at school, yes, she smoked quite a bit, and yes, they got caught with a lot of it in the car. But she's down on herself and her life for smoking POT. Her parents are freaked out because of POT. She's seventeen. I've never done it, but don't most people try it in high school? Gah, I don't know.

I do get that she's made poor choices regarding her relationships. She chose the "bad girls" and ditched good people like Joe. Her mom was a little overbearing and a bit psychotic. I might have needed a change too with a mom like her. Anddd this isn't about me. So.. Amy was a teenager in a tough spot, got caught, and had to pay for her indiscretion. You can only hope it teaches her a lesson.

But this isn't just about paying for wrong actions. Amy is forced to learn a lot about herself through some tough love and her outright stubbornness. She finds friends in unexpected places and lessons in stuff she knew from the start. We all have to make our own mistakes to grow, don't we?

Mostly I enjoyed this book. Some parts were predictable, but the way Amy got there wasn't exactly what I thought would happen. She just made me feel sad, though. The whole book is kind of a downer. But like I said, reading this book was easy in the sense that I always wanted to keep going. I was never bored, it wasn't slow or too weird, and I didn't spend too long on this book. Good stuff here. :o)
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Reading Progress

June 2, 2012 – Started Reading
June 2, 2012 – Shelved
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June 4, 2012 –
page 169
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page 203
June 4, 2012 – Shelved as: 2012
June 4, 2012 – Finished Reading

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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

Mickey Reed It's posted! Thanks :o)

Heather Thank you! :)

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