Such a Pretty Girl
written by Laura Wiess
Such A Pretty Girl has such an amazing concept. I had originally thought the father was in jail for something he'd done to someone else, and that it'd be a book about a girl dealing with misplaced guilt. I was initially a bit disappointed that it was what it was, as there are so many YA books dealing with that topic already, but I kept reading and I'm glad I did. The writing is set in the perfect tone, very easy to follow. Some of it was predictable, other parts were so shocking that you could not ever have seen them coming. I felt like there were characters in the book that could and should have gotten more development (Paula Mues and Meredith's grandmother to name two). There are some extremely powerful scenes in this book, probably the most powerful one was when Meredith installed the camera and proclaimed that that wouldn't be her life. The ending was great, not at all what I expected, but I was so glad to see it all happen. Not the most realistic, but definitely satisfying.