Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Review: Pretty Girl by Amy Heugh

Pretty GirlPretty Girl by Amy Heugh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

Pretty Girl gets an overall 4.3 stars from me!! It has been awhile since I've read a YA book so it was refreshing to be asked to review this one!

For starters, I was confused by the cover of this book until it was almost over and then it made perfect sense! I don't normally comment on a book cover but this one had me intrigued.

Honestly, I thought this book started out really slow. I almost gave up on it!! Something told me to just push through it though and see what I could get out of it. I'm so glad that I did. I did feel like the characters were not developed until over halfway through the book. I just couldn't get a sense for where the story was going either! I sensed an "elephant in the room" for awhile but it didn't become clear until, as previously mentioned, about halfway through the book. I saw a lot of typos (but I'm forgiving of that since I did not have a final copy). Also, please keep in mind, I'm an adult reading YA. Someone in this age group may find this a more suitable book for them. I do, however, still love reading YA!

Once I "got into" this book, I felt the story really taking hold and developing almost instantly. Izzy's character was the most intriguing to me with Mason being a very close second. I found the twist of events to be interesting (I sensed something being off what a certain someone but I won't mention names to spoil it!) Overall, I was pleased with how the book ended.

For my regular readers, I do want you to know that there is very strong language in this book. It also focuses on some very intense "adult" scenes so as a parent, I would recommend reading first before your young adult reads it. They have a few questions that you would want to be prepared to answer.

Many thanks to Amy Heugh for the opportunity to read and review this book.

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